Monday, June 27, 2016
National Sunglasses Day
National Sunglasses Day occurs each year on June 27th. The Vision Council is the group that sponsors the holiday and it shares the day with a day that celebrates the importance of wearing UV protective sunwear.
Sunglasses may be shady for your eyes but the holiday is very important that everyone takes note of. Summer is in full swing and the sun is high in the sky and giving off a very bring blindingly light. Sunglasses that have a UV protective wear should be worn to protect eyes.
While there are many reasons why sunglasses or shades as they are commonly called are worn. These reasons include:
Have the appearnace of a movie star
you want to travel unseen like a spy who wants to hide behind those big dark sunglasses
part of a fashion statement
the most important reason is to protect our eyes from the UV rays. On a sunny or cloudy day the most important decision about your eyes you can make is to wear sunglasses or other UV protective eyewear.
UV radiation has long been believed to be the reason for sunburns and skin cancer. In the same nature that many believe that they do not recognize the dangers of UV rays for their eyes. Unprotected eyes can be burned just like skin. Spending a day outside without eye protection can lead to temporary symptoms like swollen or red eyes as well as eyes that are hypersensitivity to light. Long term exposure can result in cancer of the eye or eyelid, cataracts growth as well as age related macular degeneration.