Even though today is a cloudy day, it is always important to take care of your eyes.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, these are the top 3 facts you should know about protecting your eyes against UV rays on this #NationalSunglassesDay,
- Not all sunglasses have UV protection. When buying a new pair of sunglasses make sure to look for a label or sticker that indicates they have UV protection. Protection against UV exposure is essential to protect your eyes from UV Rays.
- Not wearing sunglasses on cloudy days can be as harmful as not wearing them on sunny days. Our eyes still received UV radiation even on overcast days and they’re present all year round regardless of the weather. UV Rays can seriously damage your eyes in the long term, this is because UV rays can’t be easily detected.
- Children receive 3 times more sun exposure than adults in a year. This means they’re more vulnerable to UV eye damage. It is recommended for parents to buy their children sunglasses and try them themselves before handing them to children since some sunglasses do not provide the right UV protection.