18 May Important Info for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the many potential risk factors of skin cancer. Excessive sun exposure is just one of those many risks, but for many people, the dangers are more subtle than they realize. For instance, even after slathering sunscreen all over your exposed skin, the sensitive skin closest to your eyes could still be vulnerable to UV radiation. That’s why one of the important things to remember this summer (and all year round) is to ensure you have adequate protection in the form of UV-protective sunglasses, such as the Maui Jim’s line of products that are certified by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
The Importance of Quality Eyewear
The purpose of your eyes is to collect light, but too much of it (especially from the sun) can prove harmful in many ways. Besides the myriad eye diseases and health conditions that can result from damaged eye tissues, excessive levels of UVA and UVB radiation from the sun can be easily soaked up through your eyelids and more. This makes it especially important to protect your eyes, preferably with sunglasses that offer maximum protection and fit any style of your choice.
Maui Jim’s line of sunglasses has received the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation because every pair of sunglasses they make filters out up to 99% of all types of UV radiation. The innovative PolarizedPlus2® technology ensures that your eyes are safe from damaging light this season and every season after.
Your eyes are the most sensitive parts of your body, and protecting them properly with quality sunglasses are an important preventive measure for skin and other cancers. To learn more, or to schedule an eye exam, call Kirkwood Eye Center in Southlake, TX, today at (817) 416-2010. We have a large selection of Maui Jim sunglasses and will be happy to help you find the best style for you!