MOST ATHLETES understand the importance of wearing sweat proof sunscreen when exercising outdoors during peak sunlight. But many people do not realize that ultraviolet radiation can severely damage the eyes.

LONG-TERM UV exposure can damage the cornea and lens. Exposure can also lead to cataracts and skin cancer around the eyelids. All eye colors are vulnerable though studies do indicate an increased incidence in cataracts for dark brown eyes. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends wearing sunglasses with 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.

THE CZAR SUNGLASSES from Tifosi Optics are designed to be worn during exercise. These single-lens glasses fit small to medium faces and weigh just 19 grams.

The glasses provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.

THE FRAME has hydrophilic rubber around the nose and temple area which is meant to increase grip when in contact with sweat. The frames come with a lifetime warranty and are available in five color options, including matte black and silver. A case and microfiber cleaning bag is included with purchase.

$39.95 AT AMAZON.COM, or a dealer locator is available at TifosiOptics.com.