• Are glasses with UV protection a good idea?


    Question:

    For my job I am outside all day but am not allowed to wear sunglasses because I'm interacting with people (though I do wear a hat). Would it make sense to wear a clear lens that offers UV protection? I'm usually pretty good about wearing sunglasses while outside, however don't want to take on extra exposure while at work.


    Answer:

    A clear lens with a sun protection filter would be a good idea under your circumstances.  You can get this at your local optician shop. You might check with your employer about whether this qualifies as an occupational need (like safety glasses) that they would be required to pay for.


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