Protect Your Eyes — Facts You Might Not Know About Sunglasses

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Far too many people think of sunglasses just as an accessory. They do not think about the facts or why you need to wear them. This means that when they leave a pair behind, they are not overly concerned or focused on picking up another pair right away. When I was offered a couple of amazing pairs of Simply Vera by Vera Wang sunglasses I could not help but get excited. Sunglasses are perhaps my favorite accessory and the one thing that I try to never leave home without. In fact, I usually have a pair in each of my bags and in my car so that I can always have them close enough to make sure that they are on.

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Prevent Macular Degeneration

One of the things that I love about wearing sunglasses is knowing that I am really doing something great for my eyes for the long term. Macular degeneration can occur when your eyes are exposed to violet or blue portions of the lights that are in the solar spectrum. Many people do not realize how damaging these types of rays are to their eyes. By wearing sunglasses when you are outside, you are reducing your chance of having macular degeneration.

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Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays

It is so important for you to be able to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun. Not only can the UV rays cause harmful cataracts, but it can also cause there to be growths on your eyes or for you to suffer from painful photokeratitis. Photokeratitis is the condition of temporary blindness which causes you to have a small sunburn on your eyes. This heals quickly which is why you can see but it can cause headaches or long lasting damages. Wearing stylish sunglasses like these awesome Cassi Aviator Sunglasses from Simply Vera by Vera Wang, can help you to make sure that you are avoiding harmful damage from UV rays to your eyes.

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Keep Skin Cancer Away

 

Another thing that many people do not realize is that the sensitive skin around your eyes is one of the most common places for you to get skin cancer. Because these tissues are more delicate, it is more likely that they are going to have skin cancer. It does not matter if you are driving, working, or playing outside; you will want to keep your sunglasses on. There are so many great styles from Simply Vera by Vera Wang that you will be able to find one that is perfectly suited for you. Personally I love that the Cassi comes in different colors. I was so excited to be able to check out the Shiny Brown. These are the perfect understated sunglasses for every day. Plus when I am wearing them, I am going to be reducing my chances of having skin cancer.

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Make Driving at Night Easier

Did you know that being outside in direct sunlight can actually cause you to have problems with the darker times of day? We travel a lot as a family. Many times we are traveling all day long and then driving throughout the night as well. Wearing sunglasses during the day means that my eyes are better equipped to be able to handle driving at night. So, the drives are safer for my family.

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I love learning new things and was excited to learn about all of these ways that wearing sunglasses can make my life just a little bit better. I love that I can take my family on vacation and know that I am better equipped to handle driving conditions. I also love knowing that my eyes are healthier and that I am preventing certain types of skin cancer just by wearing my favorite accessory

Stay Protected from the Sun All Year Long with Sun Protection Zone

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Did you know that you can still get a sunburn and experience damages from the sun in the fall and winter?  Many people do not realize that you need to take sun protection seriously year round.

5 Tips to Stay Safe From the Sun All Year Long (Even in the Cold Months)

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Tip 1 — Use Sunscreen

Anytime that you are going to be outside, even in the winter, you should be applying a sunscreen that contains SPF 30 or higher.  Doing this will keep you from burning and will protect you against all of the damages the sun can cause to your skin.  You should make sure to apply all sunscreen liberally.  You also want to make sure that your skin is completely covered with sunscreen.  One great way to get this done in the wintertime is to use a moisturizer that contains SPF.  This is also great for keeping dry winter skin well hydrated.  In addition you can use a stronger sunscreen on areas of your body that are going to be exposed to the sun.  Just remember to get pesky easy to forget spots like the top of your ears.

Tip 2 — Keep Your Eyes Protected

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Wearing sunglasses is also really important.  You want to make sure that your eyes are protected from the sun.  So many people lather on the sunscreen but skip the sunglasses.  Doing this does not mean that you are fully protected and you can end up with sun damage to your eyes.

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Sun Protection Zone offers you many great choices of sunglasses for kids that are going to protect your child’s eyes.  Both of the pairs that are pictured are available for $15 each.

Tip 3 — Choose Protective Clothing

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If you are going to be outdoors doing work one thing that you can do to stay protected is to choose protective clothing.  I really like the Women’s Long Sleeve UltraLite Shirt ($60).  I like that it is perfect for layering during the fall and winter months while still keeping me protected from the damaging rays of the sun.

Tip 4 — Don’t Forget to Cover Your Head

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I will admit that while I am really good about using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and wearing sunglasses, I often forget the importance of wearing a hat on my head.  Wearing a good protective hat is important because it offers you the chance to protect your scalp from the sun’s harmful rays.  The hats from Sun Protection Zone offer great protection from the sun that you can wear year round.

Tip 5 — Remember to Think About How Long You Are in the Sun

Regardless of what time of year it is, you should remember that you have to be careful with how long you are exposed to direct sunlight.  Being outside between the time of 10am and 4 pm is the most dangerous time for the sun.  This is when the rays are the harshest and when it can have the most damaging effects on your skin.  Make sure that you drink plenty of water when you are in the sun as well.  Even if it is the winter time and you do not feel thirsty, you can still get dehydrated by being in the sun too long.

 

Keep Baby Protected in All Kinds of Weather with Cozy Cover

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Cozy Cover has finally introduced a solution that we can all live with. The Cozy Cover Combo pack includes two the line’s innovative car seat covers that are perfect for the crazy weather that we have when it is still warm out.

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A Look at the Lightweight Cozy Cover
If you have ever been caught in a downpour and wondered how you were going to be able to keep your little one protected while getting him or her to the care then the Lightweight Cozy Cover is what you have always been looking for. This is something that I honestly had not seen before but it is a nice cool cover that is very lightweight. This means that it will not be too hot for your little one on a warm summer day when it is raining. You can still get your baby to the car without them getting wet.
It has all of the features that you look for with a cover. It features a zipper that makes getting baby in and out of the carrier simple even with the cover on. There is no back to the design so it does not interfere with the car seat. Many people do not realize this but if you use a cover that actually comes in contact with the seat where your baby is sitting then it can actually void the car seat’s guarantee to protect your little one.
Since the cover has elastic edges it easily slips onto the carrier. It is very compact which means that you can store it in your diaper bag so that you always
have it when a sudden shower might pop up. And it is water repellant while also having a shade that can protect baby’s eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. It is also machine washable.

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A Look at the Sun & Bug Cover
One of the things that I have always worried about more than my baby getting a little wet is the fact that they can contract a dangerous disease from a bug bite or sting and that the sun can cause such damage to their sensitive skin and eyes. The Cozy Cover Sun & Bug Cover is a great solution for both of these fears of mine. It will keep unwanted bugs and insects away from your baby. It will also offer them sun protection that is going to protect from the harmful UV rays that can cause so much damage. The area inside the cover is very spacious and well ventilated so you do not have to worry about whether or not your little one can breathe well.
Of course this one is recommended that you hand wash but it has all of the other safety issues that were featured in the other shade. There is no interference with the straps of the car seat and it has the elastic that makes putting it on so easy.
So when you want protection for your little one or if you want to protect a loved one’s little one the Cozy Cover Combo Pack makes a great gift that really is perfect for those who live in any area.