What You Don’t Know About Sunglasses Could Hurt You

Graphic: Huffington Post

Graphic: Huffington Post

From the Huffington Post: Exposing your peepers to the sun could trigger a host of serious health problems, including painful sunburns and cataracts. What’s worse, buying sunglasses can be a complicated, cryptic process (what do those labels mean, anyhow?). So we asked Sumers and William Brown, O.D., Ph.D., of the department of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, to help us break down what’s happening to the naked eye when it’s exposed to the sun — and exactly how to choose the right sunglasses to protect it. Get the rundown of what they found in this article. Ready to buy sunglasses? Newton Eye Care Center has ’em! Learn more about our eyewear here.