Sunglasses have become a major fashion statement of late, and this is a good thing because it means more and more people are wearing them. UV rays from the sun cause considerable damage to our eyes. The damage doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s a long slow process that can lead to cataracts, pterygia and other sight threatening conditions. Invest in a good pair or two, to keep your eyes healthy. Medical aids do not pay for sunglasses, unless they are prescription.