Thanks to the crisis and the skyrocketing prices of the jaws, is increasingly fashionable to buy themselves "tarot glasses" on the stalls that offer the latest models of course false, the best-known fashion houses.
Among boys is a real epidemic, given that 1 teenager on 4 prefers to avoid the opticians and apply directly to vu cumprà, spending figures altogether negligible.
"Buying sunglasses on a stand or on little-known Internet sites is a bad idea that risks jeopardizing the view. Because the lenses without the necessary filters for the sun's rays are a serious danger to the eyes "
Health explains Romolo Apolloni, director of the Italian Ophthalmological Society (Soi), and adds
"In this way the ray exposure accelerates the cataract processes, accelerating the loss of transparency of the lens. And the macula, very delicate eye area, is damaged, thus promoting maculopathy. "
The main purpose of sunglasses is the filtering or blocking of ultraviolet and infrared radiation, affecting the eyes and reduce glare caused by sunlight in order to have a clear and comfortable vision.
Fake glasses, then, deceive the eye, amplifying the danger; In fact, counterfeit products despite having no filters, have dark lenses that do keep their eyes open. So there is not even the natural protection that makes us keep our eyes half closed in front of the direct light. And the unfiltered rays strike more and do more harm; the damage does not appear in a week, and is often late when we come to discover the disease.
The risks involved with the purchase of glasses "fake" is not unique to the view. We must consider the fact that these accessories are placed on the skin and are used in a sensitive area of the face with the possible risk of irritation, contact dermatitis or allergic.
That's why it is always advisable to go to opticians and offer advice from a professional before choosing sunglasses.
5 THE GOLDEN RULES:
Only buy glasses with the CE mark, which must be indelible. If there is not bought!
Buy sunglasses only in optical stores, possibly of trust, never from street vendors or stalls.
Do not put in danger the safety of your eyes to save some money. quality products can not be given away only a few euro.
The quality and characteristic of the lenses are the most important thing. Observe the filter type: Normal, photochromic, polarizing or degrading treatment (suitable for example driving). Useful, though not conclusive as people think, the color of the lens should be chosen in relation to your visual needs (myopic preference be given to brown, green is fine if you are farsighted).
It may be useful, and it is essential in case of eye problems or children pay a visit before choosing sunglasses.