The summer sun means lots of time spent outdoors. While that’s great for your mood and for bonding with family, a lot of people forget about the sun and it’s affect on your eyes. I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. Take a few minutes to read this post and then be proactive about your eye health (and that of your kids!).
Sunglasses Aren’t Enough
Sure, they are super cute and you might think they are protecting you, but that’s not always the case. Rays from the sun can still reach your eyes from the tops and sides of the glasses, so it’s important to “double up” with a wide-rimmed hat. But even a hat can’t protect from the UV rays that “bounce” up from the ground, and reflective surfaces like the water of a pool or ocean.
Did you know there are UV blocking contact lenses?
ACUVUE® is the only major brand of contact lenses which blocks approximately 97%of UV-B and 81% of UV-A rays as standard across the entire range of its products.* *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.
Children and teens are at a greater risk of exposure than adults. It’s actually estimated that a significant amount of lifetime exposure may occur by age 18. That’s insane! As parents, it’s our responsibility to protect their young eyes.
You can pair UV blocking contact lenses with cute sunglasses the provide additional protection and a hat. I wouldn’t go just halfsies on eye health! I wear contacts all the time (except when sleeping), but I also wear sunglasses and will add a hat to my outdoor ensemble for sure!
If you want even more facts, check out the ACUVUE® Brand website at www.ACUVUE.com/sunandyoureyes
How does your family protect against harmful UV rays during the peak exposure times of spring to fall?