Celebrate Sunglasses Today. Wear Them Every Day.
Get Into the Habit on National Sunglasses Day
Wearing sunglasses daily — it’s a good-for-you habit that looks good on you, too. Every June 27, The Vision Council observes National Sunglasses Day as a reminder of the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays. That’s a celebration we can get behind!
- They protect you every day, whether the sun shines or not. UV rays don’t care about cloud cover. They can cause profound damage in any light conditions and any season — summer or winter. Maui Jim polarized sunglasses block 100% of all harmful UV rays, protecting your eyes from sunburn, cataracts, macular degeneration and cancer. Sunglasses that don’t provide UV protection can actually cause damage because they shade the eye, allowing more UV rays to hit the pupil. (Maui Jim lenses also reduce the harmful blue light associated with age-related macular degeneration.)
- They help prevent skin cancer. Where’s the one place you can’t apply sunscreen? Around your eyes — and that’s where 5-10% of skin cancers occur. Maui Jim polarized sunglasses have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. Frames play a role, too, so consider larger or wrap styles for outdoor activities.
- They make you more comfortable and less fatigued. The sun’s brightness and glare interfere with comfortable vision and make it hard for you to see clearly — causing squinting, watery eyes, eyestrain and headaches. Maui Jim’s patented polarized lens technology eliminates 99.9% of glare, so your eyes stay relaxed and you stay comfortable.
- They provide wrinkle protection, too. Yes, really! Leaving eyes exposed can cause you to age more quickly. The delicate skin there is the first place many people form wrinkles. Protecting the eye area with sunglasses keeps you looking younger, longer.
If you’re not in the habit of wearing sunglasses daily, now’s the time to start. Maui Jim offers styles for all ages, lifestyles and personalities, and you can rest assured every pair will look good and do good for your eye health. Join the National Sunglasses Day celebration by posting your #SunglassSelfie on social media — and be sure to tag #MauiJim, too!