JUL 31

Why You Should Never Holiday without Your Sunglasses

Whether you’re relaxing on the beaches of Bora Bora or embarking on a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands, your sunglasses are one item you should never forget. You’ve already packed a new swim suit along with some SPF 50 but the sunglasses

are nowhere to be found. That’s because a large portion of the population still don’t recognize the importance of sunglasses to their health.

Sunglasses are much more than a fashion statement used to hide traces of jet lag or a late night out. They are equally functional as much as they are fashionable in that they work to shield your eyes from the harsh effects of UV rays from the intense holiday sun. For those who wear prescription glasses, laziness and frustration could be the culprit as it is incredibly annoying to constantly switch between your two pairs of glasses.

However, if you belong to that elite set of prescription glasses owners that is frustrated with the constant switch to shades, Fitovers Eyewear™ has just the solution for you. Fitovers Eyewear™ offers more than 25 styles of Over-Prescription Sunglasses exclusively designed to be worn directly over your prescription glasses. Now you can enjoy reading a good book on the beach without worrying about the harmful rays of the sun and without the hassle of constantly switching your glasses.

You Can’t Afford to Leave Your Eyes Unprotected

While most people understand the importance of protecting their skin from the harmful rays of the sun, many still are not fully aware of the dangers that the sun poses to our eyes. Just like sun burns would harm the skin, short term exposure to UV rays can burn the front surface of the eye. That’s why medical professionals recommend selecting a pair of sunglasses that blocks at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. The Fitovers™ Sunglasses offered by Jonathan Paul Eyewear™ all offer 100% protection from the dangerous rays of the sun.

Some Eye-Catching Facts of the Harmful Effects of UV Rays:

  • Up to 10 percent of all skin cancers are found on the eye lid.
  • The World Health Organization reports that approximately 900,000 people are blind due to cataracts – a condition triggered by UV exposure.
  • Exposure to UV light may result in macular degeneration reducing the ability for us to see fine details clearly potentially resulting in blurriness and vision loss.
  • The abnormal growth of tissue known as pterygium or surfer’s eye can lead to inflammation or disturbance of vision.
  • Photokeratitis is the medical term for a sunburn of the eye. Although it can heal within 48 hours, it can be painful and result in blurred vision and sensitivity to light.

Choosing the Right Style May Be the Most Important Decision You Ever Made

While the functional side of sunglasses is important to consumers, so is the fashionable side. If you’re headed with your pair of sunglasses on that long-anticipated annual vacation, it’s more than likely that they will end up in a few photos. Therefore, it’s important to look good especially since most of us wouldn’t wear something we didn’t look good with which in this case could result in harmful consequences.

Here are a few considerations when selecting the pair that is right for you:

Selecting Lenses

The harsh rays of the sun can do serious damage to your eyes. It is important to wear sunglasses year round as UV exposure can come from reflections off the sand, pavement, water, and even snow in the middle of winter. Your destination will make a difference in what you should select. High altitude destinations or trips near the equator warrant the use of lenses that protect against both UV-A and the additionally harmful UV-B rays. Cruising can be especially hazardous without protection as the constant exposure to beaches, swimming pools, and the ocean all contribute to the on-going reflection of the sun’s UV rays from the water. For comfortable and hassle free water-bound family vacations, experts recommend the use of polarized lenses that contain special filters to block the intense, reflected light that is commonly experienced on vacation near or in the water. The PolarVue® Polarized lenses used in Fitovers Eyewear completely eliminates the blinding effects of glare resulting from the reflection of the water leaving you and your family to enjoy your cruise or beach holiday vacation.

It’s All About Style

Professional stylists recommend using the rule of opposites to balance out prominent facial features in order to find the perfect pair of sunglasses for you. Fitovers Eyewear™ offers 25 distinct shapes and sizes designed to offer you the perfect fit that is effective, affordable, and comfortable. All frames are unisex and made to wear over any prescription frame. All you need to do is select the right shape and style along with your size.

Whether you decide to embark on a cycling tour of the Italian countryside or a cruise through the Caribbean, investing in a high quality pair of well-made sunglasses is a worthwhile expense. With its continuing emphasis on comfort, quality, and visual performance, the state-of-the-art frame and lens technologies of Fitovers Eyewear™ make this the ideal choice for prescription frame wearers seeking a safe and seamless active holiday lifestyle.

By Lisa Hawe

Please place your order online or come to visit us at our store in Bangor, Pa.  VS Eyewear ships all over the world and prides itself on its great service, competitive pricing and outstanding customer support!


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