Sunglasses: Their effectiveness

David H. Sliney

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsB.E. Stuck, M Belkin
Pages164-176
Number of pages13
Volume4953
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser and Noncoherent Light Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment III - San Jose,CA, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2003Jan 27 2003

Other

OtherLaser and Noncoherent Light Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose,CA
Period1/26/031/27/03

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sunglasses
Lenses
comfort
sunlight
lenses
filters
requirements

Keywords

  • Cataract
  • Light hazards
  • Photokeratitis
  • Sunglasses
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Sliney, D. H. (2003). Sunglasses: Their effectiveness. In B. E. Stuck, & M. Belkin (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4953, pp. 164-176) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.477907

Sunglasses : Their effectiveness. / Sliney, David H.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / B.E. Stuck; M Belkin. Vol. 4953 2003. p. 164-176.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sliney, DH 2003, Sunglasses: Their effectiveness. in BE Stuck & M Belkin (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4953, pp. 164-176, Laser and Noncoherent Light Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment III, San Jose,CA, United States, 1/26/03. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.477907
Sliney DH. Sunglasses: Their effectiveness. In Stuck BE, Belkin M, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4953. 2003. p. 164-176 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.477907
Sliney, David H. / Sunglasses : Their effectiveness. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / B.E. Stuck ; M Belkin. Vol. 4953 2003. pp. 164-176
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