May is the month of ultraviolet awareness, and with summer just around the corner, we want to educate on the importance of UV protection! Sunglass wear is ABSOLUTELY vital to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.
What are UV rays?
Ultraviolet (UV) light rays are emitted from the sun. There are 3 types: A, B, and C. For the most part, UVC is absorbed by the ozone layer, but UVA & UVB rays can harm your eyes both in the short-term and the long-term. These solar rays have a shorter wavelength, meaning they also impart higher energy that disrupts/damages your delicate eye tissue (early wrinkles, anyone?).