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Why You Should Never Leave Home Without Sunglasses

Why You Should Never Leave Home Without Sunglasses

Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, essentially making them sunscreen for your eyeballs, yeah? And you know how much we love sunscreen over here, so we’re jumping at the opportunity to use Sunglasses Day to advocate for sunnies. Do your skin a favour and keep reading to find out why wearing sunglasses is good for more than just looking cool.

Our eyes are sensitive. We know this because it burns with the heat of a thousand suns when we look even remotely towards the sky on a bright day. It’s important to have sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection so you can avoid potential health complications such as:

Skin Cancer

The skin around your eyes, especially your eyelids, is extremely sensitive to light. Nearly 10% of skin cancers are found near the eyes. Wearing sunglasses will not only protect your eyes but your skin too.

Cataracts

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, which are triggered by UV exposure. It’s a no-brainer as to why you should protect your precious lenses with sunglasses.

Photokeratitis

This is essentially a sunburn on your eye. It’s temporary, but can be painful so be smart and protect your eyes.

Macular Degeneration

Over time, UV light can play a role in damaging an area of your eye with millions of light-sensing cells. This can lead to blurriness and vision loss so uh, WEAR SUNGLASSES.

Pro Tip! Avoid wearing aviators to the beach. The metal frames reflect sunlight onto the cheeks, causing them to burn. If you know you’re going to be in the sun for extended periods of time opt for plastic frames to avoid damage.

Do you love wearing sunglasses as much as we do? Have any tips to share? Hit us up and let us know – you could be featured on our IG Page

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