National Sunglasses Day

National Sunglasses Day: Discover the Benefits of Sunglasses

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day. We want to take this opportunity to remind everybody of the importance of wearing sunglasses and their numerous benefits. Not only can sunglasses be a fashionable accessory, but they also protect our eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Let’s explore the various benefits of wearing sunglasses and why you need new sunglasses this year if you don’t have any.

At Clarkson Eyecare, our team provides all the necessary information about sunglasses. We want to ensure you are correctly enjoying your time outside this summer and for any days the sun is out.

Celebrate National Sunglasses Day with Us

In honor of National Sunglasses Day, we are giving 30% off sunglasses for a limited time. Browse our sunglasses shop and take advantage of this great deal today. Some restrictions may apply.

Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

People wear sunglasses for multiple reasons. Here are a few benefits of sunglasses and the good they can do for you.

UV Ray Protection

One of the key benefits of wearing sunglasses is their ability to shield our eyes from harmful UV rays. Exposure to UV rays for too long can lead to various eye conditions, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye). Sunglasses with proper UV protection, such as those labeled as blocking 100% of UVA and UVB rays, can significantly reduce the risk of these conditions and help preserve your long-term eye health. Not all sunglasses you purchase at convenience stores or clothing stores will prevent you from damaging your eyes, so we recommend purchasing with Clarkson Eyecare.

Prevent Eye Strain

Sunglasses can also help prevent eye strain caused by bright sunlight. When we expose our eyes to sunlight, our pupils naturally constrict to limit the amount of light that gets into our eyes. Even though this protects our eyes, adjusting between bright and dim environments can strain the muscles around the eyes. This can cause fatigue, headaches, and even blurred vision. If you wear sunglasses outside, your pupils will not constrict as much, reducing eye strain and the uncomfortable symptoms that come with it.

Prevent Skin Cancer

The skin around our eyes is sensitive and prone to sunburn and skin cancer. Sunglasses with wide frames and close-fitting designs can provide additional protection for your eyes and the skin around them. Wearing sunglasses while outside can help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, such as melanoma, on the eyelids and surrounding areas.

Protection from Debris

Just as workers use safety glasses, sunglasses can be a physical barrier. Sunglasses protect our delicate eyes from debris. Whether it’s dust, sand, wind, or even tiny insects, sunglasses help prevent these particles from entering our eyes. You can reduce the risk of irritation, redness, and eye infections. 

Not only can sunglasses stop debris from getting into your eyes, but they can also protect you from the wind. Suppose your eyes are getting hit by too much wind. In that case, it will lead to excessive tearing and dryness, especially if you wear contact lenses.

Reduce Glare

Glare occurs when sunlight reflects off smooth surfaces like water, windows, screens, or pavement. This brightness that reflects into your eyes can cause temporary blindness, making it difficult to see clearly. Glare is hazardous while driving and can increase the risk of accidents. You can reduce glare by wearing sunglasses with polarized lenses. Glare reduction allows for better visibility and increased safety. Glare can also cause discomfort and temporary eye pain because of the bright light.

Sunglasses are Fashionable

Beyond their numerous health benefits, sunglasses are a stylish accessory. They can complement any outfit if paired correctly and enhance your style. Sunglasses come in various frame styles, lens colors, and designs. Because of the variety of sunglass styles, sunglasses can be a versatile fashion statement for anybody and everybody. From classic aviators to cat-eye frames or sunglasses for playing sports, there are options to suit everybody’s taste and style preference. 

Summer friends wearing prescription sunglasses

Contact Clarkson Eyecare Today

If you don’t currently own a pair of sunglasses or are ready for a new pair, now is the perfect time to make a purchase. Not only can you get sunglasses from Clarkson Eyecare, but you can also invest in prescription sunglasses from us. With prescription sunglass lenses, you can improve your vision, protect your eyes, and make a fashion statement simultaneously.

Enjoy 25% off of your sunglasses purchase this month at Clarkson Eyecare. Our expert team is dedicated to ensuring your sunglasses meet your needs and fit perfectly. 

We have locations in 11 states, including Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. No matter where you are, quality eye care and clearer vision are never far away!

Call or click today to get more information about sunglasses’ benefits and schedule an appointment at Clarkson Eyecare. Check out our online sunglasses shop to look at your frame and lens options!

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