UV Protection 101

As the weather warms up, you may find yourself spending more time outside. To protect you and your family from the elements, sunglasses are a must!
You're exposed to more eye health risks than you may realize. UV rays are present year-round, yet many aren't wearing sunglasses regularly. According to eyewear brand Maui Jim, even in the summer months, only 80% of consumers wear sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection is one of the easiest ways to reduce several eye health risks.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun damage can be harmful to your eye health and can put you at risk for skin cancer on the eyelids, premature aging of the delicate skin around your eyes, macular degeneration, corneal sunburn, and even cataracts. In fact, 5-10% of all skin cancers occur on the eyelid

Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses

While style and comfort play a big role in choosing the right pair of sunglasses, the right lenses can also make a big difference. The first rule of thumb is to always choose sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection; but don't be fooled, darker lenses don't automatically offer more protection. Look for 100% UVA/UVB protection the next time you visit our office. 

Different lens tints can be beneficial for different activities. Polarized sunglasses can also help reduce glare and reflection off surfaces like water.Popular lens colors like gray and brown each serve a unique purpose. Gray lenses provide the truest color perception and are typically dark enough to feel comfortable in bright conditions, while brown lens tints can offer better depth perception. Learn more about the benefits of different lens tints with this helpful lens colorguide .

Larger lenses and wraparound style sunglasses also provide more coverage and help protect the delicate skin around the eyes. They can also help block irritants like allergens from entering your eyes on windy days.

Starting Healthy Habits

Sun protection is important year-round and UV damage is cumulative within your lifetime. Wearing sunglasses daily when you head out the door is a stylish and easy way to support your eye health. If you have questions about sunglasses and protecting your eye health, be sure to contact us.

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