Did You Know? Wearing Sunglasses is a stylish and simple way to protect yourself.
The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers. In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, account for 5 to 10 percent of all skin cancers.1
Wearing sunglasses is a stylish and simple way to protect yourself. Quality sunglasses and glasses with UV protective coating can block up to 100% of UVA and UVB rays, offering protection for your eyes and the skin around them..
Keep in mind that UV rays are harshest when the sun is high in the sky, from 8 am – 10 am and 2 pm – 4 pm. The closer you are to the earths equator, the stronger they are. They’re also stronger at high altitudes and against the reflective surfaces of snow, water or sand.2
So, be sure to wear sunglasses while enjoying the outdoors and schedule your annual eye exam today!