National Sunglasses Day12:00 AM
Little known fact but today is a national holiday.......at least for your eyes. June 27th has been deemed National Sunglasses Day, and if you didn't already do so every single time you step outdoors, it is time to rethink the importance of donning a pair. Sunglasses truly do deserve a day of their own; they may be the ultimate medical device ever created-- so fashionable and street smart we even forget that they are protecting us sometimes.
Why Should Everyone Wear Sunglasses?
We all know that sun-burnt skin carries an increased risk for skin cancers, and sun damage to the eye is no less dangerous. The truly scary thing about ocular sun damage is that it can cause serious vision and health issues decades later. In fact, studies report that as much as 80% of our lifetime ocular sun damage occurs by age 18. That means protecting ourselves at an early age is extremely important when we reach our 60s and 70s, when medical conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts, and cancers are more likely to begin developing. You can learn more here about all of the ocular medical issues that sun damage can cause. We should all protect ourselves right now to prevent problems later, and with sunglasses it is never too young to start.
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Want a new pair of sunglasses? Luckily my good friend and fellow blogger Dr. Glover at Eye See Euphoria is raffling off 2 great pair of sunglasses today. Enter now for a chance to win a free pair of 100% UV blocking protection, with a lot of style thrown in for good measure -- just what we want in our favorite pair of sunglasses. Click the picture of the pair you prefer to link to his site and enter for the giveaway.