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National Sunglasses Day

National Sunglasses Day – Help The Vision Council celebrate National Sunglasses Day by sharing the importance of wearing ultraviolet (UV)-protective sunwear and eyewear on your social media channels. Make sure to use these hashtags. #NationalSunglassesDay  #SunglassSelfie



National Sunglasses Day

This day is held annually on June 27. The Vision Council has supported National Sunglasses Day since 2014, however, they holiday has been celebrated since 2009.

Make UV protection a family affair. UV damage is cumulative, occurring over a lifetime of exposure. Children are extra vulnerable, so get them in the habit of wearing sunglasses early! This will help to mitigate serious vision problems in the future.

National Sunglasses Day

Top 5 Things You Should Know about UV Eye Protection

Despite the importance of always wearing UV-protective sunglasses while outside, many people are still unaware of these key points regarding UV eye protection.

  1. Despite the health risks of UV exposure, not all sunglasses have UV protection. Since UV protection is crucial to shielding eyes from damaging radiation, it is imperative to look for a label, sticker or tag indicating UV protection before purchasing a pair of sunglasses.
  2. UV protection has nothing to do with the darkness or color of a lens. Wearing sunglasses with dark lenses without adequate UV protection can actually be worse than wearing no sunglasses at all because they cause the eye’s pupil to dilate, which then increases retinal exposure to the unfiltered UV.
  3. Children receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults, increasing their susceptibility to UV eye damage. And, unlike the mature ocular lens of an adult eye, a child’s immature lens cannot filter out UV as easily. The need for UV protection for children is compounded by the fact that it is easier to find youth sunglasses that do not provide adequate UV protection. That’s why parents should always have their children‘s sunglasses tested for UV protection.
  4. UV rays are just as dangerous on cloudy days as they are on clear days. Just like skin, eyes can accumulate harmful UV radiation on overcast days so be sure to wear proper eye and skin protection while outside.
  5. Similar to cloudy days, cold days also carry UV risk. The sun is present year-round, which means UV rays are a constant regardless of weather. UV rays can’t be seen, but their long-term effects are extremely damaging to the eyes.

Celebrate!

Get your sunglass wardrobe in shape by choosing stylish sunnies that will elevate your look and protect your eyes from damaging UV rays. Celebrate #NationalSunglassesDay on June 27th by posting a #SunglassSelfie to your favorite social media outlet.
Get the scoop on the latest sunwear trends on Eyecessorize.com
And visit NationalSunglassesDay.com for more details about the day.
Information from the National Sunglasses Day & The Vision Council.
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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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