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Words Suzanne Baum

We’re pretty clued up when it comes to protecting our skin from the sun, but making sure our eyes are well covered is just as important. Long-term exposure to the sun can seriously damage your eyes, so protection is paramount.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR. Choose glasses with lenses that filter out UV rays, offering 100 per cent UV protection. Consider the frame and style of the glasses you buy to ensure they are safe for sports use: wraparound sunglasses tend to fit the best and ensure eyes are covered at all times. Other things to bear in mind are weight (especially if you’re racing), size and comfort – the most advanced pair of glasses in the world are going to be useless if you’re not comfortable wearing them.

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