Protecting Eyes From the Sun

May 30, 2012 Olympic Eyewear


Sunlight is crucial to the well being of everyone on the planet, but exposing the eyes to too much sunlight can result in burns, cataracts, blindness, macular degeneration, and even cancer. Sunburns to the eye usually improve within 48 hours, but the most dangerous damage the sun does to the eyes occurs over time.

Most sun damage is caused by exposure to the UV radiation in its rays. But sun damage can also be caused by sunlight reflected in sand, snow, or water, as well as artificial sunlight from lamps and tanning beds. Eye exposure to sunlight reflected off snow causes severe short-term damage to the cornea, often referred to as snow-blindness.

People with blue eyes have a higher chance of suffering from eye damage caused by sun exposure. Certain medications can also make one's eyes more sensitive to sun damage. People who work outdoors or spend a lot of time on leisure vacations should make every effort to protect their eyes from the prolonged exposure to sunlight over many years.

Eyelashes and eyebrows are the eye's first defense from sunlight. A brimmed hat can also help to protect eyes from the sun's harmful rays. But quality sunglasses are the best tool in fighting eye damage.

The hardest part of wearing sunglasses is remembering to bring them with you. Buying sunglasses in bulk is an affordable way to ensure you always have a pair of sunglasses when you need them. Keep a pair where ever you can:

  • In Vehicle
  • At Home
  • In Purse
  • At Work
  • In Suitcase
  • At School

For years, Olympic Eyewear has provided customers with wholesale sunglasses at great prices. While most wholesalers of sunglasses offer their sunglasses only in cases of assorted colors, Olympic Eyewear offers their sunglasses in assorted color cases, same color cases, and even assorted model cases. They also carry the top sunglasses brands including Locs sunglasses, VG sunglasses, and X-Loop sunglasses.

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