So the summer I moved to LA, I bought my father his first pair of “real” sunglasses. And when I say “real,” I mean his first pair of sunglasses that cost more than $20 and had actual UV protection in them. Seriously. I don’t understand how or why anyone would wear sunglasses that don’t actually protect your eyes but that’s also exactly why I was so excited when I heard about the new Jee Vice Melanin Lenses that feature BNL Melanin Photochromic technology that provide SPF 140 for your eyes! This is some serious eye protection, ladies.
While 99% of frames out there do offer some UVA/UVB protection, the lens technology incorporated into Jee Vice’s newest frames offers an added layer of protection for the skin around the eyes and teh retina using Melanin, which is a naturally occurring pigment in the body that acts as a sunscreen. What differentiates the Melanin lenses from the UVA/UVB protection is that in addition to absorbing and deflecting harmful rays, they also protect from High Energy Visible (HEV) light! HEV is often referred to as “blue light” and can damage the retina, which leads to impaired vision over time. With the SPF 140 in these glasses, your eyes will be safe from both cosmetic and internal sun damage.
My mind was literally blown away when I found out all of the benefits of Melanin lenses- better clarity (sharper images, clarity of vision), protection of the retina and prevention of macular degeneration. On top of that (for those of us who are vain, myself included), these lenses also prevent the skin around your eyes from wrinkling. Serious bonus.