Spread the news! It is National Sunglasses Day!
Every day—whether it’s sunny or cloudy, summer or winter—millions of Americans make the conscious decision to not wear sunglasses or other ultraviolet (UV)-protective eyewear. While seemingly harmless, this habit carries serious vision risks, many of which are not known or understood by those who fail to wear protective eyewear.
UV radiation is often recognized as the culprit for sunburns and skin cancer but most people are oblivious to the damaging impact the wavelengths inflict on our vision. The problem originates with the sun’s unfiltered ultraviolet (UV) rays. Just as these rays can burn skin cells, they can also harm unprotected eyes. A full day outside without protection can cause immediate, temporary issues such as swollen or red eyes and hypersensitivity to light. Years of cumulative exposure can cause cancer of the eye or eyelid, accelerate conditions like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
National Sunglasses Day is held annually on June 27. It is not only an observance but a reminder that our shades are a health necessity and it is important to wear sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear every day to protect long-term eye health.
Perhaps the craziest stat of all is the fact that 75% of Americans clim to be concerned about UV exposure to their eyes, while only 31% wear sunglasses when they go outside.
(This according to NationalSunglassesDay.com)
But if your own health is not necessity enough, maybe you could buy a pair of sunglasses for a good cause.
If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve probably run across the incredible company, Warby Parker. This Brooklyn-based start-up provides designer eyewear at a fraction of the cost. And while we usually devote our time to helping men and women rid themselves of the need for glasses, we can’t help but applaud the amazing efforts of Warby Parker. And in this case, we’re promoting their amazing sunglasses.
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But here’s the catch. For the millions of Americans suffering from poor vision, great sunglasses simply aren’t an option.
That’s where we come in! LASIK has the power to free your from your need for glasses and contacts, making those new designer sunglasses a real possibility. And to make things even easier for you this summer, we’ll knock $600 off* the cost of LASIK when you schedule your FREE Consultation by July 31st. Just print your coupon and bring it with you to your appointment. Simple!
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*Save $300/eye. **Offer valid on all-laser LASIK, PRK, ICL and RLE procedures at participating nJoy Vision locations only. Book consult by July 31, 2016. Complete procedure by August 31, 2016. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other discounts, insurance or special offers.