Aloha! I am still island hopping around Hawaii with my family (in case you didn’t know from all of my Instagram posts) and thought this was the perfect time to talk about protecting our eyes from the sun.
We see so much these days about using sunscreen to protect our skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays but have you ever stopped to think about protecting your eyes from the sun? Me either! I never really thought about it at all to be honest. I recently listened in on a Webinar from the Vision Council to promote National Sunglasses Day on June 27th. I learned some interesting facts I’d like to share.
I did not know that all sunglasses did not provide UVA and UVB protection. This is really important information to find out. I’ve looked up my glasses to make sure that they do offer the protection I am looking for. I need to examine my kids glasses to make sure that their eyes are protected as well.
I found this fascinating really! I never thought that my eyes or my kids eyes could sustain sun damage from not wearing sunglasses. It makes sense though!
What I really found interesting was the following slide. It appears that adults are wearing glasses while driving or going to the pool but most do not wear them while running, biking or gardening. I was so surprised by this! Runner, bikers and outdoor exercisers were the group I expected to wear sunglasses.
As exercise enthusiasts, we pay so much attention to our skin care, our shoes, our apparel and our training plans but we apparently are neglecting our eye health.
I always have worn sunglasses while biking and running mostly because I wear contacts and they keep the pollen out. Sometimes when I am biking, bugs and things are flying around and no one wants that near their eyes.
National Sunglasses Day is coming up June 27th and it’s a great time to evaluate your eye care habits and a great reminder to protect them.
Have you ever thought about your eye health? Do you regularly wear sunglasses?
(I received a little sun protection swag bag in exchange for this post including a pair of Optic Nerve glasses, however all opinions are my own. The information above was provided from a webinar sponsored by The Vision Council You can find more information on eye health and the protection eyeglasses offer here. )