Monday, August 27, 2007

Jeepers Creepers! Protect Those Peepers!

Here in Palm Desert, as we head into Fall, most of the country is starting to think about the inevitable appoach of winter and all the accroutrements that go along with subzero temperatures, snow and ice storms, and splitting wood.

It's too bad for the rest of the country, because here in the desert, we will just be getting to enjoy our beautiful winter weather- spending far more time outdoors in the Fall and Winter than in the Summer months. During this time we should be thinking about eyewear and protection from the sun. Most of us have sunblock application built into our routines, but most of us don't consider blocking harmful UV rays from our eyes.

It's important to wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV blocking lenses while spending any amount of time in the sun. Long-term sun exposure can damage vision, and is also linked to cataracts, macular degeration, and several other significant eye disorders that are irreversable.

To protect your eyes, make sure that the lenses protect at least 99% of all harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation. Sunglasses can also be a great fashion accessory ! Here are some of our favorites.

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