Spending the afternoon in the sun may sound like the perfect Saturday plan, but if your eyes aren’t protected, your happy sunny weekend could be harming your health. Exposing your eyes to UV radiation for long periods of time can cause a number of issues, including cataracts, corneal sunburns, and skin cancer around the eyelids.

Who is at Risk?

There are two types of UV rays that can harm your eyesight. UV-A rays cause damage to your central vision, while UV-B rays cause damage to your cornea and lens at the front of your eye. All of the damage will not happen in one day, but rather slowly overtime.

Everyone who spends time outdoors is at risk for eye damage by UV radiation. Those who spend a lot of time outdoors, such as construction workers and children who play sports, are at an increased risk. You can experience the dangers of UV rays during any time of year. While it is most noticeable when it is hot in the summer, UV rays can also cause damage during the winter time, especially if you spend a lot of time near the snow, which reflects UV light.

Protecting Your Family

When you spend long hours in the sun, you typically put on sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. You should add the same level of protection to your eyes. Thankfully, there is a simple solution that can keep your whole family safe. 100% UV protective sunglasses will block harmful rays and allow you to enjoy the outdoors.

Not all sunglasses have 100% UV protection. Typically, if a pair does not say they are 100% protective, you should not wear them. At 39DollarGlasses, we are committed to keeping your entire family safe. All of our sunglasses feature 100% UV protection, which keeps your eyes safe from both UV-A and UV-B rays.

We offer discount sunglasses, so you can keep everyone in the family looking stylish at affordable prices. We also feature prescription sunglasses for a fraction of the competitors’ prices. This means you can keep your eyes safe, while still being able to see all the action of the world around you. Our low prices also allow everyone in your family to choose their favorite pair of frames, without breaking the bank. Finally, we offer special durable frames for kids, so they can protect their eyes while playing on the jungle gym or running around the backyard with their friends.