Facts about the Sun and Your Eyes

Feb 18, 2012 Olympic Eyewear


Olympiceyewear.com is well known throughout Utah and the U.S. as one of the leading distributors of wholesale discount sunglasses. We offer our customers an innovative approach to selling wholesale sunglasses. This comes from our firsthand experience in conducting a retail business. Over the years, we've received some great feedback from our customers so we know our business philosophy is working.

As a leading distributor of quality, upscale discount sunglasses for every profession, we have also learned a few things about protecting our eyes from the sun's harmful rays. For instance, did you know that even on a cloudy day you can still get a pretty severe sunburn? Research shows that up to 80% of the sun's rays can penetrate through light cloud cover, fog or mist.

If you are out on the lake in your boat or nearby having a picnic on the shore, expect to receive an extra 5% of the sun's rays reflected back to you.  Water does reflect the sun's rays, so always remember that recreational activities around water require additional protection. Be sure to wear sunglasses that block 100% of the UV rays, as well as a good sunscreen.

Another unusual fact about the rays of the sun is that snow can reflect up to 95% of its rays. Though that seems high and hard to believe, it's true. When you are out snow skiing, snowboarding or even simply building a snowman with the family, be sure to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow each year, then you've probably experienced eye fatigue on days when you've been outside shoveling snow or walking the dog. A great pair of UV blocking sunglasses can eliminate that.

One of the most unusual surfaces that reflects the harmful rays of the sun is concrete. Research shows that concrete can reflect up to 85% of those harmful rays of the sun. City workers who spend all day out on the hard pavement working will tell you that their eyes get tired fast. They get the feeling of eyestrain coupled with that sensation of having sand in your eyes. One of the more popular lines of wholesale sunglasses at Olympic Eyewear is our Biohazard line of sunglasses. These are sturdy built and offer full protection for your eyes.

Olympiceyewear remains dedicated to improving our products and services, so that we can give our clients the great products they need at affordable prices. We also enjoy sharing with our customers on the amazing benefits of owning and wearing an excellent pair of sunglasses.

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