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Why Sunglasses aren’t just for Looking Fashionable

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Sunglasses make everybody look cool and fashionable, but there is much more to sunglasses than fashion. Sunglasses are your first line of protection against sunlight and harmful UV rays that come with it.

Did you know extended exposure to UV rays has been linked to ocular diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, and more? It’s important to protect your eyes from UV rays year-round, but it is even more important in the summer when the sunlight is intense and prolonged.

Sunglasses are an often overlooked accessory because “nice” sunglasses are thought to be expensive and an unnecessary cost. People often think they can get the same level of protection from cheap sunglasses. While there are some cheap options that protect your eyes – not all sunglasses are created equal. Look for sunglasses that are rated to block out 99 to 100% UVA and UVB radiation.

Kids Need Shades Too

Kids spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, which exposes their eyes to long hours of UV rays. The truth is your child’s eyes are more sensitive to harmful UV rays than adult eyes – so protect your child’s eyes early and often. Stop by Gregor Eye Care and we’ll help you find the perfect sunglasses for your child.

Ready to get a fresh pair of shades? Schedule an appointment today with our optical stylists to shop our collection of designer sunglasses.

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