It is officially spring in Washington, which means bluer skies and more sunshine! Before you head out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, it is important to remember to grab your sunglasses.
Why Wear Sunglasses?
Sunglasses may serve as a style accent, but they also have many protective benefits to your eye health.
1.) Sunglasses Protect from Harmful UV Radiation
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can not only damage your skin, but also your eyes. Make sure to select a pair of sunglasses that block UVA & UVB radiation. Many Washingtonians assume that the regular Seattle cloud coverage means that they are immune from UV radiation, but the majority of the sun’s harmful UV rays actually penetrate through the clouds. You sunglasses will protect your eyes from these harmful rays.
2.) Sunglasses Keep You Looking Younger
The skin around your eyes is some of the most delicate skin on your body. Wearing sunglasses helps to slow down and prevent the onset of wrinkles and crow’s feet, ultimately helping you to keep a more youthful appearance.
3.) Sunglasses Prevent Cataracts & Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration and cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Excessive exposure to UV radiation increases your chance of developing both of these conditions.
4.) Sunglasses Help You To Drive Safely
Your eyes are the most important safety feature in your vehicle. Sunglasses prevent your eyes from strain and fatigue (caused by squinting for hours while driving) and also help you to see farther and more clearly while driving. If you spend a lot of time on the road, consider getting a pair of polarized sunglasses. These types of glasses mute harsh reflections and unwanted glare.
5.) Sunglasses Improve Your Vision
Whether you are watching your son’s baseball game, driving to work, or hiking outdoors, sunglasses will help you to see your surroundings more clearly and allow your eyes to focus with less effort.
Our optical staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect pair of sunglasses that will not only keep your eyes healthy but also complement your unique style. Mill Creek Family Eyewear, our in house optical center, is open for walk-ins during business hours.