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20 June 2003 Sunglasses: their effectiveness
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Sunglasses are widely sold for visual comfort in bright sunlight and for cosmetic purposes. Few people select sunglasses with any thought of protection of their eyes and vision. Nevertheless, standards organizations attempt to provide certain optical requirements to minimize risk from excessive UV exposure. Many sunglass manufacturers claim certain benefits of UV protection. However, these standards focus on the spectral properties of the filter lenses and generally ignore the frame. Recent research has shown that the design of the sunglass frame plays an important role in solar protection of the eyes.
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David H. Sliney "Sunglasses: their effectiveness", Proc. SPIE 4953, Laser and Noncoherent Light Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment III, (20 June 2003);


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