You Might Need to Replace Your Sunglasses
Okay, so I wear glasses, which makes wearing sunglasses an issue. Either you get prescription sunglasses or you get little lenses to put on TOP of your glasses.I've done both, and I've lost both. In fact back in 1998, the only thing stolen out of my boyfriend at the time's car was my pair of prescription sunglasses. But now that I've been doing that "reading" thing again, turns out I might need a new pair.
According to a new study, you might want to replace your sunglasses more often, because the UV protection could be wearing off. Especially if they're cheap and you've had the same pair for a few years.
The researchers didn't actually PROVE it happens with more expensive glasses. They just found there's never been a study that proves it DOESN'T. So they might be making us all worry for no reason.
But it HAS been shown to happen with CHEAP sunglasses, because they use a UV coating instead of baking it into the actual lenses. So it can get scratched and rub off.
The researchers think there's also a chance it happens to expensive lenses if they're exposed to enough sun. But there's no proof yet, so don't toss yours in the trash.
And if you DO go out and buy a new pair, don't get them from a place where they've already been exposed to sunlight. Like if they're on a rack right next to a window, don't buy them.
Do you have more than one pair of sunglasses? Do you have particular ones, or custom ones?