Awesome shades not only transform your look, exude a mood, or hide that late night with some style, they also perform their primary, essential function—protecting your eyes! Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), this year’s theme for World Sight Day 2021 on October 14th is Love Your Eyes, raising awareness about blindness, vision impairment, and maintaining the overall health and safety of our eyes. In observance of this global event, we compiled a short list of how your favorite sunglasses protect you—besides making you look amazing.
Blocks the rays.
While we all love the sun, that constant UV exposure can damage your eyes, leading to the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and a host of other vision problems and disabilities down the road. So, keep the shades with 100% UV protection on, and your eyes healthy while you’re out and about in the sun.
The sun is intense throughout the day, especially during dawn and dusk. Sunglasses with good, polarized lenses up the safety factor by reducing the sun’s glare, allowing for better vision in potentially dangerous situations like driving your car, riding your bike, and walking those bustling city streets—keeping you and everyone else safer.
Protection from the elements.
Good shades not only block out those harmful UV rays, but they can also protect you from harsh elements like high winds that carry pollen and contaminants that irritate the eyes, and sand and small particles that can scratch the cornea. Whether you’re walking or cycling, it’s a good thing to keep the shades on.
To keep your eyes happy, healthy, and in the clear for years to come, we urge you to get a yearly eye exam as suggested by the WHO and IAPB—and protect them daily with your favorite TRADE sunglasses. For more information about World Sight Day 2021 and how you can participate in this global awareness event, please visit https://www.iapb.org/world-sight-day/ and https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/10/14/default-calendar/world-sight-day-2021 to find out more.