National Sunglasses Day
It’s National Sunglasses Day!
Today we celebrate eye health and the benefits of wearing sunglasses.
The annual celebration helps spread awareness to the fact that sunglasses and other UV-protective eyewear are key to preserving long-term eye health. For those who appreciate the sun, Maui Jim provides more of the vibrant colors of the world while protecting your eyes from the harsh glare and harmful UV-A and UV-B rays.
Remember that sunglasses aren’t just for bright, sunny days.
Glare and damaging UV rays also exist on cloudy days when your eyes still need protection. Our lenses block 100% of all harmful UV rays, protecting your eyes from damage and long-term health risks. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can actually cause more damage because they shade the eye, allowing for more UV rays to hit the pupil. Ask your eye care professional about non-prescription and prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes and eliminate glare under all lighting conditions.
Not all sunglasses are created equal
5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. This is why it is important to always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors—even on overcast days. Our sunglasses have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. The frames also play a role in protection, so larger frames and wraparound styles should be considered for extended outdoor activities.
How to enjoy your time in the sun – Eye Comfort & Glare
The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly. This causes squinting, and your eyes to water. Even a small amount of eyestrain can also lead to headaches.
All Maui Jim sunglasses are polarized and therefore eliminate 99.9% of glare. This patented PolarizedPlus2® technology reduces the impact of the sun’s brightness and allows your eyes to stay relaxed. Without the need to squint and strain, you can avoid eye fatigue, excessive wrinkling around the eyes, and even headaches. In addition to protecting your eyes, Maui Jim sunglasses also allow you to see the world at its brilliant best. With enhanced color, clarity, and detail, the view’s better from here!
National Sunglasses Day is all about celebrating eye health and the benefits of wearing sunglasses. Snap a picture in your favorite pair of Maui Jim shades today and use the hashtag #mauijim or #nationalsunglassesday for a chance to be featured on our site.