Originally Posted by JeanneP
I might add that UV damage has also been implicated in cataracts forming. I have been lectured severely over the need to wear sunglasses by several doctors.
Since I had corrective eye surgery 4 years ago, I am pretty "naked" without my glasses as they had a UV blocking coating. I constanly remind myself to wear sunglasses. I've actually had a pair of clear glasses made with an anti-glare coating for use at night (driving and sailing, it really helps believe it or not) and since they're cute, I tend to wear them a lot. They have a UV blocking coating too--so my wrinkles may grow from my squinting in the sun, but a least my eyes are more protected.
Now, having said that. There is evidence that the far-blue color (right next to UV in the spectrum) is also damaging to the eye. As such, if you're given a choice of color for your sunglass lenses, those that have a red (or orangish) tint to them are most helpful in blocking the far blue light. We can literally say that it is healthier for us all to be wearing "rose colored glasses"