Sports Sunglasses Can Aid Chilean Miners
The glasses are typically used for high performance sports such as biking and skiing because they also minimize UV light. An exterior coating should help prevent water, Fake Oakleys mud, oil and dust from building up on the surface as the miners are hoisted to freedom, the company said.
The biggest eye concern for the miners as they reach the surface includes possible light damage to the retina, said Dr. Andrew Hartwick, assistant professor at the College of Optometry at Ohio State University. There is potential for solar retinopathy, in which the photoreceptors the cells within the eye that capture light can deteriorate, he said.
After being in the dark for a long period, the mechanisms by which the retina protects itself against damage from bright light can diminish, Replica Oakleys but Hartwick was unsure if lighting conditions in the mine were low enough to be dangerous. The miners spent 69 days deep underground after a cave in.
Regardless of any medical consequences, there's a comfort factor for the miners in wearing sunglasses, Hartwick said.
"Just like when you walk out of a dark movie theater, it's uncomfortable in the light," he said. The goal is to give them "the best possible vision" as their eyes return to normal.
Journalist Jonathan Franklin, Knockoff Oakleys who is covering the disaster and rescue in Chile, contacted Oakley about donating sunglasses.
The Radar glasses typically retail for $260. No adjustments were made to the pairs sent to the miners, though Cheap Fake Oakleys include two lens shapes to accommodate different face shapes.