UV Protection in Different Categories of Sunglasses

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What is the difference between the 3 categories of sunglasses?

UV Protection in Different Categories of Sunglasses

Though it is important to always look for labels when buying sunglasses to protect your from UV rays, you should also recognize the 3 categories of sunglasses that comply with industry standards and know what they mean in terms of UV protection.

  • Cosmetic Sunglasses- Have lightly lenses that are good for use in sunlight that is not too harsh. These glasses block 0-60% of visible light and UVA rays, and between 87-5 and 95% of UVB rays. Not recommended for daylight driving.
  • General Purpose Sunglasses- Block From 60-92% of visible light and UVA rays, and between 95 and 99% of UVB rays. Good for driving and recommended for use in harsh sunlight.
  • Special Purpose Sunglasses- Block up to 97% of visible light and up to 98.5% of UVA rays. Suitable for prolonged sun exposure, but are not recommended for driving.

   

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