Protect Your Eyes From The Sun & UV Rays #EyeHealth #sponsored - Sammy Makes Six

Protect Your Eyes From The Sun & UV Rays #EyeHealth #sponsored

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Don’t take your eye health for granted

How do you protect your families eyes from the sun and UV rays?

Especially in the summer it is imperative to protect your eyes from direct sunlight. Bog floppy hats, caps and uv-blocking sunglasses are a great way to keep protected. But did you know that you can also buy contacts that offer UV blocking protection?

The Sun & Your Eyes, What You Need To Know:

  • Researchers estimate that a significant amount of lifetime exposure to UV rays may occur by age 18 and that children’s annual dose of radiation may be up to three times that of adults. 
  • More is better when it comes to protecting your family’seyes from the sun. If you’re planning to be out in the sun, the best protection is a combination of sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and for some, UV-blocking contact lenses*
  • Many contact lenses don’t offer UV protection and, in fact, most do not. Ask your eye care professional about lenses with UV blocking for an added layer of protection. ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses, or for those who prefer a daily disposable contact lens, 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Contact Lenses, offer the highest level of UV-blocking available in a contact lens.*

It is estimated that only about 2 percent of contact lens wearers follow all the rules for safe use and care. That’s not a lot of contact wearers following the safe rules for something we put directly on our eyes that allows us to see everything out there! You only have one set of eyes and caring for them and anything you put in them, is super important. 



  • See your eye doctor at least once a year
  • Never wear someone else's contact lenses.
  • For those who wear makeup, apply your contact lenses first with clean, dry hands before applying makeup. Remove your contact lenses before removing eye makeup.
  • Replace your lens case at least every three months.
  • Do not use contact lenses or solution past their expiration dates.
Protecting your eyes from the sun's rays is as important as protecting your skin. It's important to have your uv-blocking sunglasses and wide brimmed hats, ready for when stepping out of the house, and if you wear contacts, find out more about uv-blocking lenses too.  For many more tips on both lens wear and care, please visit HealthyWomen.org “Eye Health Center”.



*Please note that although UV-blocking contact lenses are beneficial in helping to protect against harmful UV rays entering into the eye, long-term clinical studies have not been done to show that they directly reduce the risk of any specific eye disease or condition. That is why they should always be worn in conjunction with high-quality UV-blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

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