Look Out For UV Radiation
Whether you’re enjoying the sand, or even the snow, keep your eyes stylish and protected in any occasion.
Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, UV radiation can damage your vision and burn your eyes too. Get fashionable UV protection prescription sunglasses for when you’re outside for long periods of time and Transitions® lenses for everyday protection. Choose from brands like Ray-Ban, Coach, Versace, Michael Kors, and more in our performance and designer frames collection
Cloudy Or Sunny, UV Radiation Protection Is Necessary
Did you know you need to protect your eyes even when it’s not sunny? Some overcast clouds can even enhance the sun’s rays and reflect up to 75% of the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB radiation.
Look Out For Unsuspecting Dangers At The Beach
Everyone knows you need sunglasses at the beach. However, a lot of people don’t know that you need to protect your eyes, even when you’re in the shade or in the water. Dry beach sand can reflect up 18% of the UV radiation and open ocean water can reflect 8%. Another surprising fact: White foam on ocean water can reflect up to 30% of the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB radiation.
Protect Your Eyes Around The Neighborhood
It’s not all about having fun under the sun. When you’re taking a leisurely stroll, be aware of hidden UV radiation dangers. Concrete can reflect up to 12% of UV radiation. Even the houses in your neighborhood can pose a danger to your eye health. White paint on houses can reflect 22% of the sun’s rays. To maintain clear vision, it is important to be aware of these hidden dangers.
Ways To Protect Your Child’s Eyes
Children have sensitive eyes because they are still developing, and their pupils are larger so UV rays can reach to the back of their eyes and cause damage to the retinas. This can cause vision issues later in life, like cataracts or macular degeneration.
Protect your child’s eyes with these tips. It’s been found that wearing a hat only blocks about 50% of UV exposure, so it’s best to have your child wear a hat and glasses with UV protection or sunglasses. Get your child a pair of sunglasses with full UV protection, because costume sunglasses look cute, but don’t protect their eyes. You can also consider Transitions® lenses to complement their pair of sunglasses, so they don’t have to switch to sunglasses when going out to recess. Finally, make sure their glasses are comfortable and fit well, so your child gets used to wearing them.
No matter what the weather is or what you’re doing, prescription sunglasses, Transitions® lenses or UV protection sunglasses are the best way to protect your eyes from the effects of radiation. Stay stylish with our performance and designer frame brands and remember to schedule an eye exam with us to ensure you’re protecting your eyes.
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