Types of Eyewear to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays and look trendy

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By Henry Jackson

Everyone knows that UV rays are the cause of many skin problems, but did you know they can also have an impact on your eyes? Exposure to the sun’s rays without the right protection can lead to several eye problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Fortunately, there are several ways to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays. Here are 5 types of eyewear that protect your eyes from UV rays and look trendy at the same time:

Reading Eyeglasses      

Reading glasses are often referred to as reading or bifocals. They are also commonly referred to as multifocal glasses. These glasses are meant for reading only, and they may be daily glasses, which are more durable and able to withstand daily wear and tear, or more expensive reading glasses. Some people may also wear reading glasses for distance when they are in their fifties or sixties.

Reading glasses should be the correct strength for the person wearing them. Bifocals are any combination of two lenses, with one lens for reading and one for distance. The person should be able to focus on both the reading and distance without difficulty. If you wear bifocal lenses and find you are having difficulty focusing at certain distances, then you may want to consider polarized lenses. This can help to reduce the effects of glares and reflections on glass surfaces and make reading easier.

High index lenses

High index lenses are designed for those who have a strong prescription. These lenses can be coated either with anti-reflective coating or higher levels of index coating to reduce reflections from light sources. When choosing which high index lens to buy, you should consider both how strong your prescription is and how much glare you experience daily, such as when driving.


Sunglasses can protect the eyes from harmful UV rays and help your eyes look younger. There are many types of sunglasses, such as aviators, round-frame, polarized, clip-on, or ophthalmic sunglasses. Sunglasses that are made of synthetic materials such as polycarbonate are light and durable, while those made of metal are more traditional and classic, though they are also heavier. Aviators are the most modern type, while clip-on sunglasses are a popular choice for those who want their glasses to stay on their face when swimming or working out, while ophthalmic sunglasses are designed for people with certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma or cataracts.

Sport glasses

Sports glasses can protect your eyes from UV rays and keep your eyes safe when you participate in sports. Some sports glasses have darker lenses to reduce the amount of bright sunlight that enters the eye, while some have mirrored lenses to reduce the amount of glare that is experienced when looking at a reflective surface.

Computer glasses

Computer glasses are glasses that are designed with a computer in mind. These glasses may have a special coating that reduces reflections from the eyes, such as polarized lenses, to help reduce eye strain when reading or looking at a computer screen. Computer glasses are often lightweight and have a curved shape to allow for comfortable viewing for extended periods.


Protecting your eyes from UV rays is important, especially if you plan to spend a lot of time outside or looking directly at the sun. While there are many types of eyewear available, you should choose sunglasses that protect your eyes from 99%+ of the damaging UV rays, and reading glasses that correct your vision.

Additionally, you can also wear index lenses for people with stable vision, sports glasses for close activities like golfing, computer glasses for computer work, and reading glasses for reading. Whichever type of eyewear you choose, ensure to pick trendy eyeglasses that give you an outstanding look. These five types of eyewear protect your eyes from UV rays and look trendy at the same time.