Why do you wear sunglasses? It’s July and the South Florida sun is at it’s peek. Sunglasses can provide a stylish accessories, a way to cut down the sun’s glare, but, more importantly, a way to protect your eyes in the future. Read our top 4 reasons to grab your shades and protect your eyes this summer.
1. PREVENT FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMS
Eyes are a sensitive part of our body and prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to all kinds of ailments. By remember to wear high-quality sunglasses, you can stay safe from the sun’s damaging rays.
When looking for the perfect pair of shades, start by looking for sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection to give you full protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Spending a lot of time in or on the water? Polarized sunglasses can reduce glare. Look for sunglasses that fully cover your eyes. For example, wrap-around sunglasses provide great protection because they block out light and glare from the sides as well as the front.
Shades are not just a fashion accessory. So grab your shades and prevent future health problems. Here’s how:
Did you know that nearly 10% of all skin cancer is found near the eyes? Wearing UV-protective wraparound sunglasses can not only protect your eyes, but they’ll protect the delicate skin around your eyes too.
CATARACTS & GLAUCOMA
The Glaucoma Research Foundation says that prolonged and long term exposure to the sun’s UV rays contribute to cataracts (cloudy areas on the eye’s lens). Sunglasses with complete UV protection can help reduce your risk of cataracts or complications from glaucoma in the future.
Macular Degeneration is a condition where part of the retina, called the macula, deteriorates, causing impaired vision and, in many cases, eventual blindness. Certain types of UV radiation can speed up this process, so wearing sunglasses may help protect you.
PTERYGIUM (Surfer’s Eye)
Pterygium, also known as Surfer’s Eye) is a growth on the eyeball itself. It’s usually not serious, but it can be painful and annoying. Eye drops, steroids and surgery (in advanced cases) are the most common treatments. However, the best treatment, of course, is prevention. Doctors recommend wraparound sunglasses with UV protection, especially on cloudy days when the sun isn’t visible but its UV rays can still damage the eyes.
2. PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS
The sun isn’t the only thing that can damage your eyes. Spending time outdoors, puts you at additional risk of damage from sand, dust, and wind. Have you ever been standing on the beach during a gust of wind? Sand in your eyes is not fun. It can also be dangerous. Tiny grains of sand can actually scratch your eyes and event cause permanent damage. Grab your shades to protect you from this damage.
3. PREVENT HEADACHES
Do you struggle with headaches and migraines? Bright sunlight can be a trigger. Wearing sunglasses can help reduce both the frequency and intensity of migraines. Grab your shades and help reduce eyestrain and fatigue.
4. SUNGLASSES FOR STYLE!
What’s more fun than a new pair of shade? Sunglasses come in many colors, shapes, and styles and there’s sure to be at least one that you’ll love. Grab your shades and you’ll look great while investing in your future health.
Why are Electric Sunglasses a great choice?
Electric sunglasses are handmade in Italy.
Get a closer look at the detailed process used to make our Handmade Italian Acetate Sunglasses, featuring Mazzucchelli Acetate materials and optics by Carl Zeiss Vision to bring you the highest quality sunglasses.
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