Are You Protecting Your Peepers?

Are You Protecting Your Peepers?

The sun doesn’t only cause damage to your skin, but can damage your eyes as well.  It is important that you wear sunglasses to protect those big, beautiful peepers of yours!  While most sunglasses will make seeing in the bright outside sun a little easier, the ones you should invest in will block out ultraviolet A (UVA) and B (UVB) rays as well as HEV rays.  Protecting your eyes from these harmful rays may prevent cataracts and skin cancer around your eyes to name just a couple of potential problems

It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina.  While this may take longer with exposure to the less-strong UVB rays, the damage can build up over time.  Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision.

An excessive amount of exposure to the sun’s rays may even cause sunburn in the eyes, which is also know as photokeratiis.  Sun burn on the skin can be unbearable, and lead to cancer years later.  So, just imagine sunburn in the eyes!  Though it may feel like you’ve got sand in your eyes for a couple of days and may not lead to permanent damage, it could actually lead to cancer in the eyes, just as sun damage to the skin.  So, anytime you’re outside, throw on a pair of sunglasses.

Medical research has shown that 80% of our exposure to the sun actually happens before the age of 18, which means that sunglasses are essential even through childhood.  As it probably seems, children spend more time outside than adults.  So, it’s important to get effective, yet fashionable, sunglasses for everyone in the household.

Wearing sunglasses is a little more important than just looking chic when outside – though that certainly helps!  Sunglasses are intended to protect you from a lot more than just the annoyance that stems from squinting outside.  Blocking out the harmful rays of the sun will protect your eyes from future health-related problems.  Some of the best, which also look great on include Spy sunglasses and Kaenon sunglasses.

When shopping for sunglasses, look for a style you like.  Effective sunglasses will block out at least 99% of both UVA and UVB rays to prevent the most damage from the sun.  Your best bet is to select sunglasses that have lenses made of glass or plastic.  Also look for labels that state UV absorption of 400nm.  There is a wide variety of styles and lenses you can choose from.  Polarized lenses reduce glare.  However, polarization alone does not block the harmful rays.

Some of the best sunglass brands don’t offer any real protection from the sun at all, which is why you should carefully read their specifications before buying.  Popular brands such as Spy sunglasses and Kaenon sunglasses both have all the specifications of sufficient sun protection in their wide selection.

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    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

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    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

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    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

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    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

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    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

  • Are You Protecting Your Peepers?…

    It’s been shown that overexposure to the sun’s rays can permanently damage your retina. Over the short-term, exposure to UVB can cause inflammation to the cornea which can result in temporary loss of vision….

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