Health Coach Corner – Are your sunglasses really protecting your eyes?

Health Coach Corner by Health Coach, Maria Hicks

It’s almost summer and hopefully we will see the sun a ton this summer!  It’s bright, it’s beautiful, and it feels warm on your face.  But, are you protecting your eyes?   UV rays can damage your precious peepers.  We need to make sure our sunglasses are really doing their job!

I wear big, clunky, dark sunglasses.  I want to make sure they cover my entire eye area (in my opinion, the bigger the better!)

Here are some helpful tips to consider when picking out sunglasses.  Of course, style needs to be important but consider these over a stylish name brand:

 Check the UV sticker – it needs to read 100% UV protection

 Go BIG – larger lenses block more light and protect the area around your eye

 Pick color, any color – A darker tint doesn’t mean its better, you can have light lenses (if you prefer) but make sure it’s 100% protection

 Don’t be fooled by high prices – unless you really want to spend big money on name brand sunglasses, go ahead.  But, if you want to save a few bucks, go with less expensive (but remember) – look for the 100% protection and make sure they fit comfortably on your face!