This post was sponsored by Essilor as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
There are many things that I carry with me in my big mom bag – and sunglasses are one of them. I will turn around and go back home if I realize I forgot my sunglasses. Dramatic? Not really. 94% of people don’t realize that the sun can be just as harmful to their eyes as it is to their skin. Our eyesight is pretty important to not protect like we do for our skin. To make my situation even worse, I have an eye condition. It has some big, long name and while it doesn’t produce any symptoms and is not dangerous (as long as I take care and get checked) – it affects the shape and curve of the lens in my eye. I’m not a good candidate for contacts due to this – and my eyes are pretty sensitive to light. My eyes are more susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun because of the condition and. on doctor’s order, I do not go outside without a good pair of sunglasses. (Yes, that’s me on a cloudy day with the shades on!)
With today being National Sunglasses Day (June 27th), it’s a good time to ask, what makes for good sun lenses? I recently discovered Xperio UV polarized sun lenses. They are a complete outside solution that includes maximum UV protection, scratch resistance, and easy cleanability. Xperio UV lenses also take the protection of your eyes to a different level – by protecting your eyes from glare and harmful UV rays with maximum UV protection on both the front AND back of the sun lens. Why on the back of the lenses? Up to 50 percent of UV rays that reach the eyes come from reflection off the back surface of the lens which is why backside protection like that offered from Xperio UV is crucial. Who knew??!
With lenses that are superior, it’s nice that they come in lots of colors to fit into a wide variety of frames. They are available in your prescription with a variety of coatings and colors – so you can always ensure that the right kind of protection can go hand in hand with your personal style.
I celebrated National Sunglasses Day by trying out my new lenses and sunglasses on vacation in Rhode Island. A mix of sun and clouds, but with no shortage of beauty, they were put to good use.
I always make sure I pack my sunglasses and take in the scenes in our favorite New England location with the confidence that my eyes are being protected.
What item is your bag that you NEVER leave home without?
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