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

Why You Still Need Sunglasses in the Winter Months

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Have you ever wondered why people wear sunglasses when it is cold outside?  Do you hang up your shades when summer is over?  Well you shouldn’t!  There are so many reasons that sunglasses are important for you regardless of the season that you are in.  Recently I received two adorable pairs of sunglasses from the Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohls.  Not only are these sunglasses cute on but they also are the perfect for meeting your needs for the winter months.  Most people just do not realize how important it is to wear sunglasses during the winter and sadly many stores are not selling them either.

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Everything You Needed to Know to Protect Your Eyes this Winter

Sunglasses are no longer just a fun summertime accessory that you wear when the weather is nice.  They are so much more and something that you need year round to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun that are still apparent even in the winter months.

**Reduce the Glare of the Sun

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One of the things that I personally hate the most during the winter is the glare of the sun on the snow.  Not only is this painful, many times I end up with headaches when I go back indoors, but it is also harmful to your eyes.  Plus it can be dangerous if you are driving or riding a bike as you might not see something in your path.

**Protection from Damaging UV Rays

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We all know how harmful the damaging UV rays of the sun can be.  Most people wear sunscreen and sunglasses during the summer.  Did you realize that the UV rays are just as strong during the winter?  It is actually possible for you to have just as much damage to your eyes and skin in the winter months as it is during the summer months.

**Protection from Debris

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When you are wearing sunglasses your eyes are also protected from many damaging things in the environment.  You can protect them from wind, sleet, hail, snow, debris, dust, and many other elements that are present year round.

**Improve Vision

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Even sunglasses that are not prescription are able to improve your vision.  Our eyes actually have a specific amount of light that is best for seeing.  If you have too much light or too little than your eyes are strained.  This means that using sunglasses when it is bright out, even on a winter day, will help to improve your natural vision.

**Reduce Headaches from Straining

When your eyes are strained it is common to have bad headaches and even neck pain.  If you wear sunglasses you are going to reduce the amount of neck pain and headaches that you have.

I am a HUGE sunglasses fan but as a mom of four I can not afford to purchase a lot of expensive pairs and my kids are hard on sunglasses.  They are constantly breaking them.  I love the Vera Wang Simply Vera Collection of sunglasses that are available for you at Kohls.  These sunglasses are really a great quality (out of the three pairs that I owned this summer my kids only broke one!!) and I love how each of the styles looked on.  I had a pair that showed old Hollywood glam, a pair that were the perfect aviators, and a pair that were a great larger square lens that was very flattering.