worth the risk?

the sun and your eyes


Sunglasses are more than an accessory; they provide vital eye protection for yourself and your kids. 

Sunglasses are probably by #1 favorite accessory – and yes, I know you wouldn’t have expected anything different from me 😃. 

But there’s more to it. A great pair of sunglasses are actually the perfect accessory because they not only make a statement, but also are extremely vital to the health of our eyes. 

As many of you know, I often take classes related to eye care in order to stay on top of changing trends and technologies. Recently, more and more studies are pointing to the harmful effects that direct sunlight can have on our eyes. 

Just the other day, I was listening to a lecture and learned that 90{af297a9c91aef5af688c31cde77925a6cf2537cf4e7385e5d18b0862bc7ba918} of skin cancers occur on the head and neck area! 

I also learned some other scary facts. 

  • 3.2 million people go blind due to prolonged UV exposure every year
  • Kids receive 3x the annual sun exposure of adults
  • Approx. 90{af297a9c91aef5af688c31cde77925a6cf2537cf4e7385e5d18b0862bc7ba918} of premature aging around the eyes is caused by UV damage

But the good news is that eye damage is very, very preventable! Quality sunwear helps protect your eyes from harm by providing UV protection and enabling better vision, as well as comfort. 

As an optician with over 30 years of experience, the health and comfort of my customers’ eyes has always been my top priority. But you know me; I never sacrifice style 🙂 

At Optique Elegance, we specialize in both high-quality protective lenses, as well as unique, fashion-forward styles for men, women, and children. (Yes, your children need protective sunglasses too!)

If you have any questions regarding the health of your eyes or the types of sunwear we carry, feel free to reach out by replying to this email or scheduling an appointment here

Looking forward to hearing from you!


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