June “Tips From Tats” – Eye Protection

As we head into the summer months, it is going to be extra important to protect your eyes from those strong summer sun rays.

For this month’s Tips and Spotlight pieces, we’ve partnered with one of our favorites eye protection experts, Maui Jim. They’ve shared with us a few tips and facts to keep in mind to protect those precious eyes of yours.

Did you know?

  • Poor quality sunglasses do more harm than good. Sunglasses cause pupils to dilate, which allows more light into your eyes; if sunglasses offer shade but not UVA and UVB protection, more harmful UV rays enter your eyes than if not wearing them.

  • 26% of the population rarely or never wear sunglasses.

  • 65% of adults don’t link sun exposure to serious eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.

  • 26% of daytime car crashes are attributed to glare.

Here are 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses:

  1. UV Protection: The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious, and in some cases, long-term health issues.

  2. Skin Cancer: 5% to 10% of all skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors, even on overcast days.

  3. General Eye Comfort: The sun’s brightness and glare interfere with comfortable vision.

  4. Dark Adaptation: Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes’ ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels.

  5. Blue-Light Protection: Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV (high-energy visible radiation), as accumulated exposure has been associated with AMD (age-related macular degeneration).

Eager for more information? Come back and see us on National Sunglasses Day June 27th for our June Spotlight piece, partnered again with Maui Jim for more great information!

In the meantime, check out Maui Jim’s stylish and functional line of sunnies online at mauijim.com and learn more about eye health HERE

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