Feb 25, 2014

A Guide to Low Vision Sunglass Colors

Ultra-violet radiation sunrays and blue wavelengths can damage eye cells, allowing too much light to enter the retina. This can greatly inhibit a person's ability to see, especially in bright light conditions.

Many people that suffer from macular degeneration either go undiagnosed or are not wearing sunglasses that help improve their vision. Sunglasses that offer UV defense help to provide the best level of protection.

In order for people suffering from macular degeneration to determine the best type of low-light vision filters, doctors can perform specific test that will determine lens color, material, darkness and the best types of frames to suit this medical condition. People over the age of 60 years should not wear sunglasses that feature super dark lenses, as this can dramatically reduce vision, resulting in broken legs, hips or even sprained ankles.

All people suffering from macular degeneration should regularly wear sunglasses. This can help prevent further blue wavelength and ultra-violet radiations. Adults that have undergone cataract surgery should also regularly wear protective lenses, helping to provide maxim retina protection.

Just because sunglasses are darker doesn't mean they offer more protection. While the level of darkness can help reduce the amount of eye discomfort for people suffering from bright light sensitivity, they don't necessarily offer more UV security.

Most people who suffer from macular degeneration experience reduced contrast and color vision. Poor color vision an easily affect sporting activities, such as golf. Yellow, brown and orange lenses generally help to improve vision, making it easier to see contrasts and curbs. Many hunters and shooters wear orange or yellow lenses, as this helps to increase their vision.

Lenses that provide the most protection from blue color light include yellow, brown and amber. Polarized lenses are designed to block reflected glare, which is commonly reflected off concrete sidewalks, windshields, car paint and even water. Polarized lenses help to filter glare, which in turn improves vision. Glare discomfort often benefits from grey, green, blue or plum-tone lenses.

People that suffer from macular degeneration can benefit from multiple types of sunglasses. Grey-tone lenses best control mid-afternoon sunrays, while early morning contrasts benefits from dark brown lenses.

People suffering from sensitivity to fluorescent lights can benefit from using polarized tinted sunglasses. While not medically proven, this can also help control migraines for people that are sensitive to artificial lighting.

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