The weather here in Chicago is well… Chicago-like! It is hot as it can be, but we keep having thunderstorms. Between those storms the weather is humid and the sun is shining. I love summer! I love the warmth. I love the beauty. I love being able to go out without wearing 5 layers. And I love being able to dress cute and actually show my fashion sense without hiding it under a huge coat!

 

One huge fashion accessory of summer is sunglasses. I love them! I have a bit of an obsession actually. I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to sunglasses.

Follow Kris McDonald, LittleTechGirl Media’s board Sunglasses Fetish on Pinterest.
But sunglasses are not only there to make us look cute. They are there to protect our eyes. Last year on this date I wrote about the importance of sunglasses in my post Summer is Here: Wear Your Sunglasses, for Fashion & Eye Health. And now it is time for a reminder.

The benefits of sunglasses:

  • Sunglasses keep you from straining your eyes (no squinting at the sun)
  • Sunglasses improve vision while driving
  • Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
  • Sunglasses make you look cool (what?)

So the most important one in that list is that good sunglasses protect you from harmful UV rays.

What is UV? Why do we need protection from it?

UV stands for UltraViolet radiation. Sunlight is the main source of UV rays. There are different types of UV.  However, all types can damage different parts of your eyes leading to things like macular degeneration and cataracts. It is better to be safe than sorry. Wear your UV protection sunglasses at all times when out. You should also wear them when driving. And get your eyes check when you are supposed to!

VSP Understands My Sunglasses Obsession

As mentioned I love my sunglasses. And as part of my being a VSP Ambassador I got to pick out a few pair. Sqqquuueee!!!

sunglasses

 

Yes, I told you…. I have a problem (this is not all of the ones I own)! But at least it is one that can protect my eyes!

For more information on the protection of sunglasses check out the VSP website.

How many pairs of sunglasses do you own?

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VSP. All opinions are my own.