Hi there. My name is Steve, also known as “Lightning”. “Lightning” being a nickname from a very long to ago. I’ll save that story for another time.
Welcome to my site. I am hoping you find it of interest and maybe even gain some “insight”. (I just noticed….that was a good word to use because I will be talking a lot about “sight”). This is geared towards the advantages of wearing sunglasses.
I spend a lot of my time outdoors and it has begun to amaze me that the majority of people don’t wear eye protection from the sun as often as they should.
Almost all the recreation in my life involves being outdoors. My main passions being, disc golf (a lot of hiking where I live), skydiving when I can (still a rookie), running my dog (more hiking), bicycling and skiing on occasion (not often anymore due to injuries),etc.
Well you get the idea that I spend a lot of my free time outside having fun.
This is not counting being outside doing normal everyday chores even if it involves just driving. For many of you it also includes your livelihood.
I’ve been noticing a lot of people around me do not bother wearing eye protection from the sun. Even I was guilty of this not that long ago. Maybe because used to wear caps a lot. I don’t know.
Anyways, I started wearing sunglasses more and more. Now I don’t leave home without them. It has become second nature. I don’t even think about it. This is a good thing!
After the fact
It recently dawned on me that I was wearing them all the time outside. Now we all have known, at least in the back of our minds that the sun can be harmful. I began learning more about the benefits of sunglasses.
After doing a bit of research, I was a little mad at myself for not wearing them my entire life.
I learned about a multitude of sight and health problems from not protecting your eyes from the Ultra-Violet rays generated from the sun. Many of them were common sense, but most of them I would never have thought of.
A lot of them have technical names such as; Pterygium (also known as “surfers eye”), Pinguecula, Macular Degeneration and the more commonly thought of one’s like, Cataracts, worsening of Glaucoma, Skin Cancer and more. Not to mention cosmetic things like, wrinkles around the eyes, etc.
My goal of this site, is to try to educate people on the benefits of eye protection and the downside of not protecting yourself. I will explain those technical terms from earlier and go more in depth about the other things mentioned and more.
Actually there is a lot more. Just a way so that you can make a better educated decision when it comes to wearing sunglasses or not. Polarized or not. Glass or plastic lenses. Wrap around or standard style, etc.
The good news is if your not one of us who often wear sunglasses, you will see the world in a whole different way. Things will become clearer, crisper, have less glare, and the list goes on and on. Activities will become more enjoyable simply because “you can see”!
All this and you can make a fashion statement at the same time. It may even give you a different personality with a new-look and perspective. The point is to be safe, enjoy the outdoors and HAVE FUN!
Please feel free to leave a comment or a question I can address. Happy Outdoors!
All the best,