April 14, 2016

Can sunglasses help improve your mood?

A recent study published in the journal Cognition and Emotion has stumbled across something rather significant: squinting in the sun raises aggressive tendencies. By how much? An alarming 44%. That’s right, the mere act of squinting in bright light can make you nearly 50% more aggressive. Why? Well, that’s still up in the air, but researchers believe it may have something to do with the contraction of muscles around the eyes and forehead that may send messages to your brain that you are angry. These muscles contract when you’re mad in the same way they do when you’re squinting. Whether that’s the cause or not, the end result is the same and the solution is crystal clear.

Sunglasses are a fantastic way to protect your eyes against UV rays. These rays are linked to a number of vision stealing disorders including cataracts and macular degeneration, but if that’s not reason enough to consider sunglasses, maybe improving your mood is. However, not just any sunglasses will do. In fact, cheap sunglasses with incomplete UV protection may make matters worse. To protect yourself, it is best to visit one of our 18 convenient Northeastern Pennsylvania optical centers and select your sunglasses from our wide selection of broad-spectrum UV protection lenses. After all, your mood may very well depend on it.

If you are looking for the right pair of sunglasses for your lifestyle and optical needs, please visit the office nearest you or call 855-204-6888 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced NEPA eye doctors.