We all know that protecting our skin from harmful UV rays is extremely important, but what about our eyes? According to the American Optometric Association, only 40% of Americans wear sunglasses to protect their eyes and vision from the sun. The sun can actually cause damage to many parts of the eye, such as the eyelids, the conjunctiva, the cornea, the lens, and the retina. Over time, continuous UV damage can cause the eyes to age prematurely, causing early cataracts, macular degeneration, and even skin cancer.
We're here to promote all the fun in the sun, but safely! Remember to wear your sunglasses while enjoying time with your family and friends this summer!