WHY WEAR SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT?
You’ve probably seen some people wear sunglasses at night. Heck, maybe you do too! But for those that don’t, it seems kinda strange. Isn’t sunglasses supposed to protect your eyes from sunlight? Where’s the sunlight after sunset?
There are many motivations why people wear sunglasses at night; maybe to look cool, mysterious, or to cover an eye defect or for health reasons. That’s right, contrary to what you might think, some scientific studies are beginning to highlight why wearing sunglasses at night might be good for your health.
Let’s dive right into it!
- Mystery Look
Imagine you get into a club and you spot a guy or lady with sunglasses on, it immediately incites an aura of mystery around them.
As the saying goes, “The eyes are the window to the soul”. With their sunglasses on, it’s sparks curiosity. You begin to wonder; Is he or she important? I wonder how their eyes look like? And by the way, you may think, I bet he’s a pr*ck! But it’s certainly going to raise questions!
Some people love that feeling and it’s a great way to create a mystic personality. If you want that, you should give it a shot.
- To avoid eye contact…
Sudden or prolonged high contacts can be awkward, especially if you’re accused of ‘eyeballing’ or ‘man watching’. With sunglasses on, no one can keep track of where your eyes are at! Ever wondered why security guards wear sunglasses? It’s for the same reasons. Potential attackers cannot tell specifically what direction they’re looking at.
- Looks Better…
You know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s simply linked to that mysterious feeling. As a guy, you see a girl on sunglasses, you suspect she’s pretty but you just feel like removing the sunglasses to get the full facial view.
Sunglasses at night have that effect; they make you look better. This is particularly true if you have an eye defect you’re trying to conceal.
- To Protect the Eyes
Let’s get all nerdy.
Let’s rewind to the cavemen era, they depended on the sunlight, moonlight (which is a reflection of the sun on the moon), and fire as their primary sources of light. Sunlight consists of red light, blue light, and ultraviolet light. On the other hand, fire contains no blue light. Blue light serves as a natural clock to tell the body when it’s daytime.
In the past 20 years, we’ve been bombarded with a stream of blue lights, from LEDs, CFLs, TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, and so on. In nature, blue light is balanced with red and UV light. That’s not the case with our natural nighttime lighting.
This affects our body pattern and some studies have linked it to a series of health-related issues including several forms of cancer.
Wearing sunglasses at night can help reduce the entry of artificial lighting!
Choosing the right sunglasses
At LOCI, we create sunglasses that are made from sustainable materials like bamboo. Whatever your reasons for wearing sunglasses at night, you know you can always rock your LOCI sunglasses and look chic.