Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

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As the summer sun emerges, so does the need to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can increase the risk of various eye conditions, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and even certain types of eye cancer. That’s where sunglasses step in.

All About UV Light

UV light, or ultraviolet light, is a type of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. It can be categorized into three main types.

  • UVA and UVB rays: These wavelengths reach the Earth’s surface and are responsible for tanning, sunburn, and aging effects on the skin.
  • UVC rays: These wavelengths are absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere and do not pose a significant threat.

While UV light plays an important role in various biological processes, such as vitamin D synthesis in the skin, overexposure to UV radiation can have harmful effects on human health. Too much UV light can increase the risk of skin cancer, cataracts, and immune suppression. That’s why protecting oneself from excessive UV exposure, whether through sunscreen, protective clothing, or UV-blocking sunglasses, is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being.

Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

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Summer Fun

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and with it comes an array of outdoor activities. Whether you’re soaking up the sun at a Memorial Day BBQ, celebrating a graduation, or enjoying fireworks on the Fourth of July, sunglasses provide the protection your eyes need. Choose sunglasses that block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays, ensuring that you can enjoy the festivities without putting your eye health at risk..

Endless Styles

At Zenni, we believe that protecting your eyes shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we offer high-quality, prescription sunglasses at affordable prices. Our vast selection includes everything from classic aviators to trendy cat-eye frames, so you can express your style while safeguarding your vision.

Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

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With features like polarized lenses and customizable tint options, Zenni sunglasses are designed to meet your unique needs and preferences. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hitting the hiking trails, our sunglasses provide the clarity and comfort you need to enjoy every moment of summer to the fullest. Don’t let UV rays put a damper on your summer fun. Shop our latest collection of sunglasses today and enjoy comfortable vision all summer long.

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Dr. Steven Liem

Dr. Steven Liem, O.D., F.A.A.O. is an optometrist based in Pasadena, California. After obtaining his doctorate from UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry, he completed his residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. When he isn’t busy streaming or making Youtube videos about video games, Dr. Liem aims to broaden accessibility to vision health through his involvement in optometric industry and tech.