ISLAMABAD: A qualified Ultra Violet (UV) filtering sunglasses require good transparency of vision that do not affect the visual material while low quality material glasses result in visual distortion, such as headaches, dizziness, blurred vision and other symptoms.
Dr.Zeba Mateen, an eye specialist at Shifa Hospital said this while talking to this scribe on Wednesday. She was of the view that all these symptoms ultimately result in sight impairment temporarily and in some cases on permanent basis.
Therefore, she advised not to use substandard or inexpensive sunglasses. On the contrary, the sale and purchase of low-priced and low-quality sunglasses is on the rise in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, regardless of the fact that eye diseases are being caused due to use of these sunglasses.
Many customers while choosing sunglasses prefer style, colour and brand name of glasses while the economical rate is also a matter of attraction.
The vendors selling substandard sunglasses at every nook and corner of the federal capital offer a wide range of sunglasses that attract a number of customers because of cheap prices.
Amaan Ullah, a student said, “I spent Rs 100 to get sunglasses from a roadside vendor. After using the glasses for a couple of days, I started feeling drowsiness and my vision got blurred and water started pouring out of my eyes.”
The vendor Khalid Hassan claimed they were selling high quality imported sunglasses that do not harm eyesight of users.
“I brought it from various cities in a bulk and I know these glasses are not harmful to eyes, but these are comperatively much cheaper than those sold at well reputed shopping malls and shops.”