Finding the right protection for your eyes requires more than sizing up the right style. For protection from the harmful UV A and UV B rays of the sun you need a high quality pair of sunglasses that have been manufactured to specific optical standards so that they are distortion free and have a full 100 percent protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. UV rays enter the eye through the pupil. When pupils are dilated more rays enter the eye through the widened pupil. Sunglasses that are dark but that have limited UV protection can cause greater damage to an eye over those that are exposed to direct sunlight without any sunglass protection.
Originally designed for pilots flying in the lower atmosphere, Ray Ban sunglasses were the first sunglasses to be specifically designed to block out the bright light of the sun and give the wearer protection from the effects of ultraviolet light. The RayBan Aviator was aptly named for the pilots that wore them and have been produced by RayBan since the 1940s. As styles of sunglasses have changed over the years the RayBan Aviator has been a staple of the sunglasses manufacturer and continues to be popular today.
The RayBan lens that has also withstood the test of time is a gray green color that is darkened to allow only fifteen percent of natural light to pass through the lens. The G-15 lens was originally produced to cut the glare and brightness of the sun at high altitudes and has done the job so well that other manufacturers including Smith Optics, Bolle and Persol has patterned their sunglasses lenses on allowing only fifteen percent of the light to penetrate the lens. When looking for a pair of sunglasses chose quality first and fashion second and you will look stylish and be protected from the harmful effects of the sun.