Cohen's Fashion Optical Debunks Common Sunglass Myths

NEW YORK, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cohen's Fashion Optical, a top fashion eyewear retailer that provides fashion eyewear, designer sunglasses, and eye exams, debunks common sunglass myths.

With Spring 2017 in full bloom and Summer looming on the horizon, there is no better time to find a new pair of designer sunglasses. When fashion meets functionality, it's easy to forget that the most important job of sunglasses is to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays from the sun. When selecting your new sunglasses, make sure that safety does not take a back seat to style with the most common myths about sunglasses:

  1. If you wear contact lenses with a UV blocker, you still need to wear sunglasses. True! U-V blocking contacts can protect only the parts of the eye that are directly behind the lenses. Surrounding eye tissues will still be exposed to the sun.
  2. There's no need for sunglasses on a cloudy day. False! Haze and clouds don't prevent UV rays from reaching your eyes. UV is invisible radiation, not invisible light.
  3. If you are a mountain dweller, you will likely be exposed to higher UV levels than if you live in the lowlands. True! UV exposure increases at higher altitudes because Earth's atmosphere is thinner, and its ozone layer is therefore less effective at blocking ultraviolet radiation than at lower elevations.
  4. Only people with light-colored eyes need sunglasses; people with dark-colored eyes are naturally protected because they have more pigment in their eyes. False! Though people with light-colored eyes may be somewhat more at risk of UV-related eye damage, people of any eye color can benefit from UV protection.
  5. Sunglass lenses with dark tints are more protective against ultraviolet rays than those with light tints. False! Dark tints can make your eyes feel more comfortable in bright light, but they aren't necessarily protective against UV rays. It is the UV absorption that matters, not the tint.  
  6. Brown-tinted sunglass lenses are best for letting you see colors as they really are. False! Gray is the most neutral of lens tints when it comes to color perception.
  7. If you're wearing high-quality sunglasses, it's OK to gaze at the sun. False! Staring at the sun can damage your retinas, even if you're wearing sunglasses.
  8. Sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB light rays are much more expensive than other sunglasses False! Price is not the best predictor as to how well sunglass lenses block ultraviolet light. Some expensive, designer shades don't provide good protection, while many inexpensive shades do. Make sure that the label says the lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays when you make your purchase.
  9. Children don't need to wear sunglasses, because their eyes are better able to withstand ultraviolet rays and glare than adult eyes are. False! Children's eyes need just as much protection from the sun as adults' eyes do.

About Cohen's Fashion Optical

90 Years of Quality Eyecare & Eyewear

Ninety years ago, our founder, Jack Cohen, pioneered a new philosophy in the retail eyewear business. His vision was, everyone who needed prescription eyeglasses wanted to look better, see better, and feel better about themselves. In 1927, Cohen's became the only fashion eyewear retail location to be found in New York. Cohen's Fashion Optical quickly became a New York city retail landmark. Today, with over 130 franchise stores in the US and Puerto Rico, Cohen's is one of the top ten optical retailers in the country and one of the longest operating franchise companies in the country.

Media Contact: Sheila Haile, Cohen's Fashion Optical, 516-557-1522,

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