National Sunglasses Day - Thursday, June 27th

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27 Jun 2024 9:25 PM

Did you know, that National Sunglasses Day is Thursday, June 27th?

This is held every year by the Vision Council, a leading advocate for the optical industry to encourage people to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Just as you wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, sunglasses protect your eyes from damage. You can participate in the celebration by posting a selife with your shades on and including the hashtag #NationalSunglassesDay.

According to the Vision Council, UV rays "can have damaging long and short-term impacts on vision and quality of life." Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from UV rays but also can protect them during outdoor physical activities. According to The National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute, "30,000 sports-related eye injuries in the United States each year require a trip to the emergency room [and] Almost 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable with proper eye protection."

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