Summer is here, Break out your sunglasses!
Has anyone else been day dreaming of your summer vacation? According to the ustravel.org in 2019 only 54% of Americans planned their paid time off days to take a vacation…are you one of those people???
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If not, let me tell you why you should be! ustravel.org also reports that people who planned their paid time off reported to be 15% happier overall than people who didn’t plan.
It’s officially summer and we here at TriCounty Eye Associates are excited for more beach days and sunny getaways.
While you are planning and packing we want you to remember one of your most important summer accessories, your SUN GLASSES!
But Seriously, pack your Sunglasses
Not to scare you, but UV rays can cause some serious damage if you’re not protected properly.
The American Optometric Association explains that there are three types of UV radiation:
UV- A and UV- B radiation can have long- and short-term negative effects on the eyes and vision. UV-C is not anything we need to worry about seeing as it is absorbed by the ozone layer.
Just like your skin, your eyes need SPF. If you were to expose your eyes to excessive amounts of UV radiation (ya know like that week you wanna spend laying on the beach?) over a short period of time they call it Photokeratitis. Basically a sunburn for your eyeballs..OUCH!
Now, the long term effects can be a tad bit scarier resulting in the development of cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. Because its not known exactly how much exposure will cause these long term problems its best to just always protect your eyes.
We can Help!
Come visit us at TriCounty Eye Associates and let us find the perfect set of shades for you and the whole family!!!
American Optometrist Association