Help Us “Rays” Awareness!
Most of us know that ultraviolet rays can be harmful to our skin, but we don’t realize that they also damage our eyes.
UV rays can burn the outer surface of our eyes (just like our skin), leading to complications later. In fact, UV rays cause 20% of cataract cases. 3.2 million people go blind every year due to prolonged UV exposure. So, when you are picking out your sunglasses, remember they’re more than a fashion statement!
Help Us “Rays” Awareness, And Be Entered To Win!
This month, we’re holding a “Rays Awareness” campaign! You can be a part of it by publishing a photo on our Werner Optometry Facebook page of yourself in your old, beat up sunglasses and enter to win! Pick your favorite outdoor location from around San Diego and show us what you got! By doing so, you promise to “rays” awareness about the harmful effects of UV light AND you are entered to win a prize at the end of the month.
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One Lucky Winner
We will choose our top three favorite photos of you and publish them on our Facebook page. Then, we will have our fans pick one lucky winner to receive a brand new pair of Nike sunglasses. The winner will be chosen based on “Likes”. We will announce the winner on Facebook and post a photo of the winner wearing his/her new shades. The last day to post photos is July 31, 2015.
Some Things To Consider About UV Exposure
- You should protect your eyes even on a cloudy day.
- UV levels are 3 times greater in summer than winter, and strongest between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- Sunlight reflected off of water, snow, and even pavement intensifies UV light.
- Not all sunglasses block UV light. Talk to us about effective protection!
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We Provide Great Options To Protect Your Eyes
Be Safe Out There!
Early detection makes all the difference in recognizing, preventing and treating eye diseases, so don’t delay your regular appointments! Practice eye-healthy habits by always by wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, and let us know if you ever have questions.