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Celebrate National Sunglasses Day and Keep Your Eyes Healthy

June 27, 2023, is National Sunglasses Day, which highlights how vital sunglasses are for keeping our eyes healthy. As we embrace this special day, it is crucial to understand the significance of protecting our eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays. Cascade Eye & Skin Centers joins this celebration by offering an exclusive 30% off on sunglasses on June 27, empowering you to prioritize your eye health with style and affordability. Let’s dive into the essential role of sunglasses and why they are a must-have accessory for every season.

Understanding the Importance of Sunglasses

UV rays can harm your eyes, making sunglasses crucial for eye health. UV rays from the sun, specifically UVA and UVB rays, may lead to conditions such as photokeratitis, cataracts, and macular degeneration. While many of us associate sunglasses with sunny summer days, protecting our eyes from UV rays throughout the year is vital. UV rays can penetrate cloud cover and reflect off surfaces such as water, sand, snow, and buildings.

Whether it’s a sunny day at the beach or a cloudy winter afternoon, wearing sunglasses can significantly reduce our exposure to harmful UV radiation. Additionally, sunglasses shield your eyes from bright sunlight and artificial lights, reducing discomfort and eye strain. Prioritize your eye health by wearing sunglasses regularly.

Choosing Sunglasses for Maximum Protection

Although wearing sunglasses is important, it does not guarantee complete protection without the right type of sunglasses. This National Sunglasses Day, Cascade Eye & Skin Centers is helping you choose the right sunglasses for maximum eye protection. When shopping for sunglasses, make sure to look for the following features:

Blocks up to 99 Percent of UV Rays

This feature is one of the most critical elements when selecting sunglasses. Look for glasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are more intense and can cause more damage than UVA rays, so it’s essential to look for sunglasses that block both. When looking for sunglasses, look for a tag or sticker that indicates UV protection. Some manufacturers will have a label that says “UV absorption up to 400 nm”. This indicates that the sunglasses offer 100% UV protection.


Polarized lenses don’t necessarily provide UV protection, but they do reduce glare and make it easier to see by cutting through reflections on surfaces such as water, car windows, and snow. Having polarized lenses can be great for outdoor activities like driving, fishing, or skiing, where you need to eliminate glare. Many polarized lenses provide 100% UV protection as well. This National Sunglasses Day, choose a pair of polarized sunglasses with 100% UV protection to maximize your eye health.

Blue-light Blocking

In today’s digital age, the blue light emitted by electronic devices can impact our eye health and overall well-being. Blue-light-blocking sunglasses have become essential to combat these effects. These lenses help protect your eyes from digital eye strain and improve sleep quality. If you are exposed to blue light often, like while staring at a computer screen or smartphone, make sure you choose sunglasses with this feature.

Wraparound Style

When it comes to sunglasses, the size of the lens is important. A wraparound style offers the best protection as it covers more of your eyes and prevents UV rays from entering through the sides. Wraparound sunglasses are also great for outdoor activities like biking, skiing, or running, as they help prevent wind from getting into your eyes. If wraparound sunglasses are not your style, you can also choose oversized sunglasses for maximum coverage.

Lens Darkness

It’s critical to understand that darker lenses do not necessarily mean higher UV protection and vice versa. Therefore, when shopping for sunglasses, look at the labeling for UV protection information rather than relying on lens darkness alone. A medium tint with 100 percent UV protection is usually a safe bet. However, for very bright conditions, consider darker lenses.

Get 30% off Sunglasses on National Sunglasses Day

On June 27, 2023, use a pair of sunglasses with the above features to ensure you are getting the most out of your sunglasses. To help celebrate National Sunglasses Day, Cascade Eye & Skin Centers is offering 30% off all sunglasses on June 27 only. Click here to find a location near you, and come check out our selection of sunglasses that provide the best protection for your eyes. Let’s make National Sunglasses Day a fun way to promote optimal eye health together.

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