More than a fashion statement, sunglasses are the best way to protect your eyes from sun’s harmful UV and HEV rays.

Ultraviolet or UV radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun and other artificial sources, such as solariums. Extended exposure to sun’s UV rays can cause eye damage, cataracts, macular degeneration, photokeratitis and other problems that can cause the loss of vision. So, make sure you always pick good sunglasses.

Recently discovered HEV rays also known as high-energy visible radiation or just ‘blue light’, as their name suggests are visible. These rays, even though they have lower energy than UV rays, can penetrate deeply into the eye and cause retinal damage.