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Practice Sun-Safe Habits

Did you know that your eyes can be sunburned? I know what you are thinking, that sounds crazy!

It is true, without protection our eyes can be sunburned after exposure to harmful UV rays, causing long term damage. To prevent UV-related eye damage, sunglasses should become part of our daily routine.

Wear Your Sunglasses Even When It’s Cloudy

We are all guilty of thinking, “It’s cloudy outside. I don’t need my sunglasses,” when the reality is that UV rays infiltrate the eye no matter if its sunny or cloudy. It’s best to get in the habit of wearing them all the time. They aren’t called “summer glasses,” so wear them all year long!

Polarized Lenses Filter Out Reflected Glare

What is the hype about polarized lenses? Polarized lenses filter out reflected glare from shiny surfaces like pavement, water, and dashboards. Do you catch yourself still squinting in a regular pair of sunglasses? Polarized lenses improve visibility and contrast while reducing eye strain and squinting.

Essilor’s Xperio UV prescription sun lenses provide scratch resistance, clarity, durability, and UV protection. They also eliminate glare and provide sharp outdoor color perception. It is like putting SPF 50 on your eyes! (Warning: never actually put sunscreen on your eyes).

Protect Your Children’s Eyes

Protecting our children’s eyes at an early age can prevent certain eye diseases and conditions that can affect their vision. Children’s eyes are more vulnerable than adults’ in that children’s ocular lenses cannot filter UV light and stop it from reaching the retina as effectively as adults. And yet, children typically spend more time outdoors than their parents. This results in children’s retinas being exposed to more UV light and can increase retinal damage if they are not protected.

Protect Your Eyes Without Sacrificing Fashion

Sunglasses have become today’s hottest fashion accessory. Let us provide you with the best of both worlds: a fashion-forward accessory and protection for your eyes! When purchasing sunglasses it is important to consider protection, fit, and comfort. If sunglasses aren’t comfortable or do not fit, they won’t get worn. So, don’t settle on just any pair!

Let Yesteryear’s Iconic Sunglass Trends Inspire You

In the 1950s we had the Wayfarer. The 1960s brought that sassy cat eye and in the 1980s everything was bigger, from the hair to the sunglasses. Let’s give a round of applause to Tom Cruise in Top Gun, when Aviators went from pilot’s garb to fashion wear. I mean, who doesn’t feel bad to the bone when they put on a pair of Aviators with a mirrored lens?

Every person is unique, so why not show that off? One of the main keys to choosing the right style is be yourself, pick out something that suits your lifestyle and makes you feel great. Investing in sunglasses is not only saving your vision, it provides you with a daily confidence boost! When you put on a new pair of shades you get that “I can do anything” feeling.

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day! So, show off your “shady” side with a #sunglassselfie. Let us help you pick out that perfect pair! We have Smith Optics, Wiley X, Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and the list goes on. Stop in and get sun-safe!

Casey Fay Apprentice Optician