National Sunglasses Day, June 27th, is the best time to emphasize the importance of wearing sunglasses. Beyond being fashionable, sunglasses protect our delicate eyes from exposure to too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation. We want to review why sunglasses are crucial and why you should get a pair right now.
Here at EyeCare Associates in Alabama, we prioritize our patients and want you to know all about sunglasses. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to protect your eyes; sunglasses can play a significant role.
You get 25% off sunglasses for June to celebrate National Sunglasses Day. Look at our online Alabama sunglasses shop to find your perfect pair. Some restrictions may apply.
We want to go over the benefits of sunglasses and why you need to use them:
Sunglasses can protect our eyes from harmful UV rays. UV exposure increases your risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye). Wearing sunglasses that block 100% UVA and UVB rays will decrease UV exposure and your risk of developing eye conditions. Since UV ray damage is cumulative, you will have better eye health over time if you protect your eyes with sunglasses.
EyeCare Associates will be able to find you the perfect pair of sunglasses. If you don’t buy from an eye doctor, you risk buying something that won’t protect you from UV radiation or long-term damage.
Intense sunlight, or too much exposure to sunlight, can cause eye strain. Our pupils do their best to restrict the amount of light that gets in naturally. When we’re outside and then go back inside or move back and forth from the shade, our eyes get overworked. The quick adjustment between different light levels can cause our eye muscles to strain, causing uncomfortable headaches, blurry vision, and fatigue. Wearing sunglasses can reduce the work your eye muscles need to do and can lessen your symptoms.
Believe it or not, skin cancer can even affect the areas around your eyes. Since the skin on our face is so sensitive, especially the areas directly surrounding our eyes, too much-unprotected exposure can potentially lead to skin cancer and sunburns. Aside from staying out of the sun, the best way to prevent this is by wearing sunglasses that fully cover those sensitive areas. Wearing well-fitting sunglasses can lower the chances of getting burnt and developing skin cancer. We also recommend using sunscreen as well.
The easiest way to protect yourself from getting debris in your eyes is by wearing shades. A well-fitted pair of sunglasses can keep most foreign objects out of your eyes, including dirt, dust, rocks, and sometimes even small bugs. On top of the debris, your eyes can get irritated by the wind that hits your eyes directly. This can be incredibly uncomfortable if it is a cold win and you’re outside for an extended period. Sometimes your eyes will water uncontrollably. We recommend wearing sunglasses outside on cold, windy days.
Glare can come from anywhere and everywhere. This includes windows, mirrors, screens, and pavement. Glare can be a nuisance and can cause temporary blindness and negatively affect your vision for a short time. It can also cause severe discomfort. Something to look out for is glare when driving; any vision impairment while driving is very dangerous. Thankfully, sunglasses with polarized lenses do a great job of reducing glare. Your visibility will improve, and you’ll be a safer driver if you use your polarized sunglasses in the car.
You can show off your sense of style with a pair of sunglasses. So not only can you protect your eyes with a pair, but you can make a fashion statement too. You can mix and match countless lens colors, frames, and designs when buying sunglasses. You can find a pair that matches everything you wear or even consider getting multiple pairs you alternate wearing.
With so many designer sunglasses available, you can find the perfect frame style that fits the look you’re going for.
EyeCare Associates has the team to get you the perfect prescription sunglasses. While sunglasses are better than none, it’s always best to get a prescription pair. You want to be able to have a clear vision as well.
You can take 25% off your sunglasses purchase this month at EyeCare Associates. Our expert team is here to ensure your sunglasses prescription is what you need and that your frames will fit your face perfectly. That’s not something you would get from bargain sunglasses. Call or click today to schedule an appointment at EyeCare Associates in Alabama to learn more about the health benefits of sunglasses, or check out our online sunglasses shop to look at your frame and lens options!