01 Jul 7 Reasons Why Sunglasses Are Your New Summer Staple
Who else feels like the 4th of July weekend signifies the start of summer? Maybe it’s the backyard barbecues, picnics in the park or fireworks displays.
But one thing’s for sure, we’re out and about taking full advantage of the warmer weather! This is why now’s the most important time of year to ensure your eyes are safely protected.
Along with bikinis, summer dresses and sandals, sunglasses should be your new summer staple. Here’s why:
#1 Prevents Future Eye Problems
The sun’s UV radiation can cause cataracts and macular degeneration, both of which can impair your vision and ultimately, your quality of life. Wearing a hat definitely helps to cut down the level of radiation entering your eyes, but it’s simply not enough.
#2 Protects Your Eyelids
Who would have thought, that one of the benefits of sunglasses would be shielding your eyelids and the area around your eyes from cancer-causing UV? If you’ve ever had sunscreen in your eye, you’ll know why avoiding the eye area is so important! But this also means that the sensitive skin on your eyelids and around your eyes aren’t protected by the sun’s harmful rays. Wearing sunglasses any time you’re outdoors will help to combat this.
#3 Prevents Eye Strain
If you’ve ever been to the beach or jumped in your car without your sunglasses, you’ll know just how uncomfortable it is for your eyes! Prevent the eye strain, tearing, fatigue and headaches by keeping a pair of sunglasses handy with you where ever you go.
#4 Reduce Dry-Eye
People who suffer from dry-eye syndrome often experience more severe symptoms while in dry and windy climates. While these elements are present year-round (not just in summer!) all the more reason to find sunglasses to suit all of your outfit choices.
#5 Polarized For Clearer Vision
Shielding your eyes from glare, polarized lenses allow you to see more clearly which is particularly important when you’re driving. If you can reduce the chances of an accident, why wouldn’t you?
#6 Reduce Wrinkles
When you’re continuously squinting into the sun, the sensitive skin around your eyes can become wrinkled permanently. So if you want to avoid crows feet at the corner of your eyes, wear sunglasses whenever you’re in the sun.
#7 Fashion Accessory
Not only are they incredibly practical at ensuring better eye health, but they also look great! Choose frames that show off your personality and have fun with bold colors. Your eyes will thank you!