Just like the sunblock you apply to the skin, sunglasses do the same for our eyes. These protective eyewear pieces are designed to keep the sunlight and its harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from damaging the eyes. Scientific studies have shown that sun exposure can have short-term and long-term effects on the eyes and vision.
A look back in history reveals that even in ancient time, humans have recognised the need for eye protection, whether to lessen glare as seen in the Inuit snow goggles with slits, or the quartz lenses that conceal the eyes of Chinese authorities when interrogating people. In the mid-18th century, it was English optician James Ayscough who first experimented with spectacles that have tinted lenses in the hopes of treating vision impairments. The outcome is believed to be the predecessor of the modern day sunglasses.
Now, sunglasses are worn by everyone for fashion and function, and this is highly recommended by health experts, especially when hitting the outdoors. Sunglasses are now equipped with different technologies and innovation for the best performance. Coloured lenses have filtrations to make your vision clearer and brighter. Polarised lenses reduce glare reflected on surfaces. Photochromic lenses darken automatically when hit by sunlight. There are sunglasses too that reduce eye strain by reducing blue light exposure from computers and smartphones. Sunglasses come in various designs that are perfect for sports, active lifestyles or just a casual look. Check out our selection of sunglasses for men now available at Sun & Sand Sports online and we deliver straight to your door in Kuwait City and the rest of Kuwait.