As you probably know, whether you’re talking about Matrix Sunglasses or any other type for that matter, the most important part of any sunglass lens is its ability to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. I have touched on this topic in prior posts here on MatrixEyewear.com, but it is so important it makes sense to bring it up again.
UV radiation from the sun can be extremely harmful if left unchecked. At risk are things like your cornea, eye lens, and even your eyelids. Too much exposure can cause unpleasant effects like eye damage, blindness, and even cataracts. This is why it is critical that your sunglasses offer maximum protection from the sun.
The key is to only purchase shades that offer both UVA and UVB protection (UV400 Protection). Any pair of sunglasses that offers this will disclose it on the product label, so make sure you check out the finer details of those awesome-looking sunnies you’re getting ready to buy! All of our Matrix Sunglasses – including the Neo Sunglasses, Morpheus Sunglasses, and Agent Smith Sunglasses – offer this feature, so assuming you shop here you are good to go.
Note that polarized lenses, photo-chromic lenses, and mirror-coated lenses do not necessarily offer UV protection, so please never make that assumption. For example, polarized and photo-chromic lenses help reduce glare, but must be specifically treated with UV coating to offer UV protection. Similarly, mirrored lenses help block visible light but they do not block UV rays unless they have been specifically treated to do so.
Aside from the lens treatment, additional UV protection can be achieved by purchasing sunglasses with larger lenses, particularly those that wrap-around. Additionally, sunglasses with larger arms offer more protection because the arms block more of the sunrays from hitting the corners of your eyes.
So there you have it – eye-protection 101. Luckily you can rest assured that all of our Matrix Sunglasses, whether the Neo Sunglasses, Morpheus Sunglasses, Agent Smith Sunglasses or something else, always offer the maximum level of UV protection for your eyes.