Shades of Protection: Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have Accessory
November 08, 2023

Shades of Protection: Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have Accessory

Importance of Wearing Sunglasses Regularly

Wooden sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement; they effortlessly exude coolness, no doubt about it.

They are also essential for keeping your eyes safe and happy. 

Whether you’re soaking up the sun, hitting the slopes, or cruising the streets, wearing sunglasses every day can make a huge difference for your eye health and comfort. 

Let’s find out why you should never leave home without your sunnies!

Sunglasses Shield Your Eyes from UV Rays

The sun is a perfect example of a frenemy. 

It emits ultraviolet (UV) rays that can harm your eyes and increase your risk of developing eye diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration, and eye cancer. 

UV rays can also cause sunburn on your eyelids and corneas. And yes, it’s exactly as painful as it sounds.

Sunglasses can block up to 99% of the UV rays from reaching your eyes, depending on the quality and type of sunglasses you choose. 

Look for sunglasses offering 100% UV protection or UV 400, blocking UVA and UVB rays. 

Also, opt for sunglasses that cover your entire eye area, like wraparound or oversized styles, to prevent UV rays from sneaking in from the sides.

Just try our BELLA CHAMPAGNE sunnies—they are oversized, UV 400 (all our sunglasses are), polarised, eco-friendly, and made from FSC-certified sustainable wood!

Sunglasses Cut Down Glare and Boost Visibility

Another perk of wearing sunglasses every day is that they cut down glare and boost your visibility in bright or reflective conditions. 

Glare is the annoying brightness caused by direct or reflected light, making it hard to see clearly and causing eye strain, headaches, and fatigue.

Sunglasses can help you see better by filtering out the excess light and enhancing the contrast and clarity of your vision. 

This is especially important when driving, skiing, boating, or doing any other activity involving potential hazards or obstacles. 

Some types of sunglasses, like polarised or photochromic lenses, are specially designed to cut down glare and adapt to changing light conditions.

Check out our unisex range—from blue to black lenses, all UV 400 and polarised. This range offers something for any and everyone.

Sunglasses Keep Your Eyes Comfy and Moist

Wearing sunglasses every day can also keep your eyes comfy and moist by preventing them from drying out or becoming irritated by the wind, dust, or pollen. 

Dry or irritated eyes can cause redness, itching, burning, or blurred vision, which can ruin your day and mood.

Sunglasses can help you avoid these problems by creating a barrier between your eyes and the environment, keeping them lubricated and healthy. 

Also, drink plenty of water and use artificial tears or eye drops if you suffer from dry eyes. 

Choose sunglasses with a blue light filter or blue lens readers, which can reduce the exposure to blue light from digital devices and improve your eye comfort and sleep quality.

Did someone say blue reflective lens or blue lens readers (magnifying or plain)? You know, we’ve got just the pair you need! 

Sunglasses Spice Up Your Style and Personality

Last but not least, wearing sunglasses every day can spice up your style and personality. 

Sunnies come in various shapes, sizes, colours, and materials, so you can find the perfect pair that suits your face shape, skin tone, and personal preference. 

Whether you prefer a classic, trendy, sporty, or quirky look, there is a pair of sunglasses for you.

However, not all sunglasses are created equal. 

If you want to rock your sunglasses while supporting a good cause, try SOEK’s eco-friendly sunglasses. 

We are an Australian brand offering high-quality, durable, stylish sunglasses made from sustainable materials such as wood. 

At checkout, we also have an option where you can plant a tree for $1.

SOEK’s sunglasses are not only good for your eyes but also good for the planet.

Visit SOEK today and get shades of protection!