CELEBRATE NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY WITH THE VISION COUNCIL ON JUNE 27
Learn More About the Importance of Wearing UV-Protective Sunglasses and Eyewear and Share your #SunglassSelfie
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, June 27 is National Sunglasses Day, the annual holiday brought to life by The Vision Council that celebrates the importance of wearing ultraviolet (UV)-protective sunwear and eyewear.
As the leading trade association for the vision care industry, The Vision Council encourages everyone to always wear sunglasses when outdoors to protect their eyes from the sun's UV rays. Anyone can participate in the celebration by posting a 'sunglass selfie' on social media using the hashtags #SunglassSelfie and #nationalsunglassesday and tagging @thevisioncouncil and @visionoptionsbytvc.
"Sunglasses are as much a health necessity as they are a fashion accessory," said Dr. Justin Bazan, OD, medical advisor to The Vision Council. "While it's important to wear sunglasses year-round, regardless of the season or weather, it's especially important to wear your shades during the summer when we are spending more time outside at the beach, at the park, boating and enjoying other outdoor activities. In fact, depending on what kind of activities you like to do, there may be specific types of lenses or frames that would enhance your enjoyment of that sport or activity. Your eyecare provider can help you select the best sunwear options for you."
Some important facts from The Vision Council to know about the impact of UV rays on the eyes include:
The survey also showed some differences among specific demographics who wear sunglasses regularly, including:
To view the survey summary, click here.
"No matter your budget or style there's a pair of sunglasses that fits every lifestyle," said Dr. Bazan. "From value-priced to luxury frames and simple to complex specialty lenses, consumers can find the best eyewear option for them and their families. With more ways than ever to buy, including online and in-person, the right sunglasses are more accessible than ever."
For more information about the National Sunglasses Day campaign, visit nationalsunglassesday.com.
For more information, tips and resources on overall eye health, visit visionoptions.thevisioncouncil.org. Use the convenient doctor locator to find an eye doctor in your area.
Follow @visionoptionsbytvc on Instagram and Facebook.
About The Vision Council
As the vision care leader in enabling better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums.
CONTACT: Jennifer Fiorenza
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