June is a special month. We celebrate Father’s Day and the official start of summer (today, in fact. Hooray!).
But there is another important day on June 27th that we shouldn’t forget: National Sunglasses Day!
That’s right, a day brought to us by the Vision Council that celebrates the importance of protecting our eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
We are exposed to ultraviolet rays everyday, whether it is sunny or cloudy outside.
This increases our risk of eye conditions including cataracts, pterygiums, and macular degeneration. Not to mention the others, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and cancer.
We encourage you to make it a habit to wear your sunglasses year-round.
That’s right, sunglasses are important during all four seasons and for all ages too!
Keep a pair in your purse, in your car, and keep some spare ones, just in case.
We want to see you! Join us on June 27th by posting your #SunglassSelfie to social media for #NationalSunglassesDay.
Show the world you care about your eyes!
Written by Kendra Shiffler