SUMMER SPECIAL! 25% OFF NON-PRESCIPTION SUNGLASSES FOR CONTACT LENS WEARERS
INCLUDING COACH FRAMES
HERE COMES THE SUN! Solar radiation is a concern for many Americans, but most people are thinking about protecting their skin, not their eyes. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends specific measures to protect eyes from the sun and decrease the risk of vision disorders. AOA-member optometrists recommend wearing quality sunglasses that offer proper protection and a wide brimmed hat whenever people spend time outdoors.
Children are not immune to the risk of ocular damage from UV radiation. They typically spend more time outdoors in the sunlight than adults. The sun’s rays can cause damage over a period of years, so it’s important to begin wearing sunglasses in childhood. Solar radiation damage to the eye is cumulative and may increase the risk of developing an ocular disorder later in life. Sunglasses for children should have lenses made of polycarbonate (shatter resistant) material for added impact protection.
APRIL April is Sports Eye Safety Month. Each year, more than 40,000 athletes suffer from an eye injury. 90 percent of these injuries could have been prevented with protective eyewear.
MAY May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the Nation. Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions. It is the goal this month to educated people on the importance of a yearly comprehensive eye exam.
JUNE Sun Safety Awareness week is June 6th to June 12th.