June 27 National Sunglasses Day – Why you should celebrate & participate


First, let’s start by saying that if you celebrated National Rotisserie Chicken Day or Go Barefoot Day during the month of June you can most certainly celebrate June 27 – National Sunglasses Day and the rest of your life to preserving one of your most precious organs in the sensory system, right?  No judgement, just saying…

Eyes Health Care Using Sunglasses

For most people, sunglasses symbolize good fashion and automatically add “cool” points. Nevertheless, it has a more crucial sense on people’s eye health beyond style. As we know, there are some injurious rays from the sun, and a long time of exposure to them will cause eye and skin problems.  Quality sunglasses can offer the very protection for you from these harmful rays. As for how to select a pleasing pair of sunglasses, most people just pick from outside style but do not pay attention to their purpose. The following will introduce how to buy a pleasing pair of sunglasses that can supply the protection you need.

Importance of Sunglasses

The first tip we should bear in mind is to put function before fashion. It is not wise just to pick out the fashionable style but neglect its purpose. Instead, we should first choose UVA, UVB, or HEV-resistant. UV and UVA are dangerous rays from the sun that can cause eye diseases or even blindness. FDA recommends people should choose shades with the sticker of UV 400 or 100% UV protection. HEV rays are known as “Blue light”, which is short for High Energy Visible Light. This is a very dangerous dazzle especially for driving people as this dazzle can make you not able to see things in front of you, obviously dangerous. HEV-resistant sunglasses will safeguard you from accidents caused by HEV glare.

Not only do adults need protective sunglasses, but children also need them as harmful UV rays have a more dangerous effect on children’s eyes. More and more sunglasses companies have noticed this demand and investigate a lot to satisfy children’s needs. Even infants, can relax, and stop squirming and squinting in the sunlight with sunglasses. But remember the toy sunglasses do not have a protection function.

A huge misconception is that we only need to wear sunglasses on sunny days. This is wrong. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can also pass through the clouds. This is more obvious when we take some sports on water or snow as harmful rays can be reflected. In this kind of condition, we are recommended to wear polarized lenses which can block the light with vertically oriented polarizers. These optics can protect you from damaging rays and pain and even premature wrinkles around your eyes as you don’t need to squint too much.

Besides wearing suitable sunglasses to protect our eyes, we should also visit our eye doctor at a regular time to test if there is any change in our eyes in time. Please bear in mind a little change in our eyes may cause a big problem in our later life.

Celebrate & participate on National Sunglasses Day – June 27.  Treat yourself to a great pair of shades at  #seebeyond

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