Most of us have gotten the message that protecting our eyes from sunlight can help keep them healthy. But shopping for a pair of shades can be confusing.
From the different terms used to describe degrees of UV-blocking power, to the merits of one lens colour over another, an optician and an optometrist break down what you need to know, and weigh in on which features are must-haves, and which ones are more a matter of preference.
Thank-you to the two interviewees:
- Kristen North, an Ottawa optometrist and policy and research consultant with the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
- John Haney, a registered optician and optical services manager at the optometry clinic within the University of Waterloo’s (ON.) School of Optometry and Vision Science.
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