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How to Shield Your Eyes from Sun Damage

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May 08, 2024

How to Shield Your Eyes from Sun Damage

Your eyes are constantly exposed to the sun's harmful rays, even on cloudy days. This exposure can have uncomfortable immediate effects and increase your risk of serious eye health issues over time. The good news is that taking proactive steps to protect your eyes is a simple way to safeguard your vision for years to come. Sun exposure can harm them in the short and long term, so protecting them is a year-round must for overall well-being.

How the Sun Impacts Your Eyes

Short-term Risks

Have you experienced painful, red eyes after a day outdoors or struggled to see clearly in bright sunlight? That could be photokeratitis (like sunburn for your eyes) or just general light sensitivity. These issues are uncomfortable and can make activities like driving difficult.

Long-term Risks

Over time, sun exposure can increase your risk of:

  • cataracts (clouding of the lens)
  • macular degeneration (damage to the central part of your eye)
  • skin cancers around the eyelids

These conditions compromise your vision and can affect how easily you read, enjoy hobbies, and do everyday tasks.

Essential Eye Protection Tips

Sunglasses: Your Best Defense

  • Selecting sunglasses with UV protection is a simple, proactive step towards safeguarding your eye health, especially when engaging in outdoor activities.
  • Larger lenses or wraparound styles offer greater coverage, better protecting the delicate skin around the eyes.
  • Consider transition lenses! If you frequently go in and out of stores or buildings, transition lenses offer seamless sun protection, darkening outdoors and clearing up indoors.

Hats: Style Meets Function

  • A broad-brimmed hat adds flair to your outfit and significantly reduces UV exposure to your eyes and face.

Shade and Timing

  • Limit your time in the sun during peak hours (10 AM – 4 PM) when UV rays are strongest. Seek shade from trees, umbrellas, or buildings when you're out and about.
  • Know the UV index in your area. Check weather forecasts, as higher numbers mean a greater risk for eye damage.

Proactive sun protection is an investment in healthy eyesight throughout your life.  By making simple choices, you safeguard your vision and help maintain the vibrant way you interact with the world.

Your eyes deserve the best protection. Vicci Eyewear complements your commitment to eye health with a collection of sunglasses and transition lenses that offer maximum UV protection alongside chic frames.

Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Age can’t and shouldn’t stop you from feeling confident every day.

The whole idea behind Vicci™ Eyewear is providing you with beautiful and quality eyewear that you’d be proud to wear at all times.

Vicci™ Eyewear offers a wide selection of eyewear so you can easily choose the perfect pair of glasses that complements your features and easily matches your makeup to complete your look.

A Mama's Boy's Love for His Mother

Vicci™ Eyewear was inspired by a son’s love for his mother and his passion for fashion.

David Abramovici, the Founder of Vicci™ Eyewear, came from a family of artisans dedicated to craftsmanship since the 1920s.

David recalls that when his mother was around 65 years old, she would always ask him to stop by the local pharmacy to pick up some generic readers.

He would spend at least 20 minutes every time he went there, just standing in front of a rack full of tacky, ugly readers. It was difficult for him to choose a "nice" design that he thought would look good on his mother.

His mother enjoyed attending events and spending money on her dresses and accessories. Unfortunately, the readers are often underwhelming, and she was embarrassed to ever be seen wearing them. Like most women, she'd usually hide it in her lovely purse and would always look around before using them to read the menu or bill.

David wondered why there weren’t more choices for high-quality and fashionable custom readers for older women like his mother. Something she’d actually love to wear and be proud to be seen wearing.

And that’s when it hit him!



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What women are saying about us…
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"My new glasses are blue light treated with a progressive premium lens. My glasses have been a definite fashion statement and I will suggest Vicci Eyewear to everyone. Thank you Vicci !"

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