Studies show that high exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can be harmful to the eyes and may cause cataracts, scarring of connective tissue, and corneal flash burns. Wearing sunglasses can be one of the best ways to protect the eyes from UV rays. Regular glasses give some protection but prescription sunglasses are ideal.
In the past, people who wore glasses merely clipped on special lenses. Today prescription sunglasses can be individually designed to fit most any personality. Prescription sunglasses have a wide array of styles, from the latest designer pair to something that fits a budget. But first an updated eye exam is recommend in order to ensure that the strength of the lenses are correct.