Whether you’re strolling through Central Park or wandering the streets of the Big Apple, don’t forget to protect your eyes! And even on those cloudy days, your eyes still need some TLC. So, remember to slip on your shades.
Here’s what our optometrists want you to know about keeping your eyes sun-safe while looking great.
The Risks of UV Rays On Your Eyes
Prolonged UV exposure can cause serious damage to your eyes. We’re talking short-term risks like redness, irritation, and sensitivity to light, and long-term risks like cataracts, macular degeneration, and even cancer of the eye.
Pro Tips to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays
Sunglasses are a must-have accessory. They are perfect to complete any outfit while providing extra shade and protection, not to mention that you will look super stylish.
Protect Your Eyes On Your Morning Run
There’s nothing worse than being blinded by the sun during your morning jog, or having your sweat and makeup dripping into your eyes. But fear not, there are tons of affordable and stylish sunglasses made just for you! To make sure you get the perfect pair, here are some shopping tips to keep in mind:
Look for a pair that fully covers or wraps around your face to get the most protection from those pesky UV rays. And if you’re a beach or trail runner, consider polarized lenses to cut down on glare and keep your vision crystal clear.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that darker lenses are always better, though. Sometimes lighter-colored lenses can improve your vision by providing greater contrast and offer the same UV protection as their darker counterparts.
If you’re planning on running in humid or rainy conditions (or, let’s be real, anytime you’re working up a sweat), look for frames that offer good ventilation to keep your lenses from fogging up.
And here’s another pro tip: make sure the pair you choose are approved specifically for running and are lightweight and anti-bounce. That way, you can focus on crushing your run with no distractions.
Protect Your Eyes On The Road
Keep a pair of sunglasses handy in your car, so you’re always prepared for sunny situations.
Don’t forget about your sun visors! They’re there for a reason, so use them to block the sunlight coming through the front windshield or side windows. Sun visors keep you safe while driving, so don’t be afraid to use them.
Try to avoid driving during peak sunlight hours. Rush hour traffic is already stressful enough, so why not wait a few extra minutes for the sun to move lower in the sky before hitting the road?
The Best Brands of Sunglasses That are Suitable for All Kinds of Face Shapes
Now that you know how important it is to protect your eyes from the sun, let’s talk about the best brands of sunglasses that are suitable for a wide variety of face shapes. Designer eyewear like Prada, Ray-Ban, and Gucci offer a wide range of styles that will fit any face shape.
- Round faces: go for angular or square frames to add some definition.
- Heart-shaped faces: aviator-style sunglasses are the way to go.
- Square faces: round frames will soften your features.
Don’t be afraid to try different styles and see what works best for you.
The Latest Trends In Sunglasses And How To Incorporate Them Into Your Wardrobe
Looking for the latest sunglasses trends for 2023? You’re in the right place!
Geometric frames are all the rage this year. Think bold shapes and vibrant colors inspired by the late ‘90s.
Classic styles are a great way to make you stand out in a low-key way.
Mirrored frames will turn heads. Just be prepared to stare at your own reflection all day (it’s a small price to pay for looking stylish, right?)
Clear and translucent frames are also a hot trend, competing with brightly colored frames for the title of “sunglasses of the moment.”
Tinted lenses like soft, pastel blue, sunshine yellow, pink, and burnt orange are making a strong comeback.
Flat-top design is a recent trend that’s taking over. Look for metal double-bar details to add some extra flair to your outfit, or keep it classic with a polished D-frame.
To get personalized advice on protecting yourself from UV radiation, plus a full selection of accessories that include prescription sunglasses, reach out to Dr. Alan Schlussel & Associates. You can set up your appointment over the phone or by using our online booking tool. We look forward to serving you!