Sunglasses aren’t just an accessory, but they’re often an overlooked necessity. With warm weather and sunny skies just around the corner, now is as an important time as any to make sure you have your own eyes and your family’s eyes covered.
Protecting Your Eyes
We all know when you think of being out in the sun; the first thing that pops into many people’s mind is sunscreen. (And for good reason, too. Have you felt sunburn from falling asleep on the beach? Ouch!) But our eyes go neglected. But did you know that by not protecting your eyes, you increase your chances of cataracts, macular degeneration and other awful eye disease? And your eyes can actually get sunburned, too! That’s a conditions called photokeratitis
. If your eyes get sunburned, you can actually lose vision for up to 48 hours.
Kids’ Need Eye Protection, Too
Though most adults do wear sunglasses, a lot of children go without. But children are just as susceptible to UV damage as adults, making protecting their eyes just as much of a priority.
Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but they also protect against a lot of other components, too – such as glare, eye strain, and environmental substances that may enter your eye. And oddly enough, because they protect from eye strain and shield the skin around your eyes, sunglasses also greatly reduce wrinkles.
If you are constantly struggling with having to choose between eyeglasses and sunglasses, consider getting your favorite designer sunglasses with prescription lenses or adding a Transitions® lenses to your favorite eyeglasses. (And with such affordable prices at America’s Best, you can look good while keeping your vision healthy, too!)
Always Have Your Sunglasses Ready
However, if you’re one of those wearers that often loses, breaks or forget their sunglasses, consider buying multiple pairs. Plant them in various places, for example, in your car, your purse, your kids’ diaper bag, so you have the convenience and the reminder of them.
Check out our great designer sunglasses and designer eyeglasses in our eyeglass catalogue at www.americasbest.com/glasses-catalog
and pick out a pair for your whole family today.