Sunglasses, fun glasses!

When was the last time you put sunscreen on your eyelids?

The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers. In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers.

So how do you protect the delicate skin around your eyes from harmful UV rays?  Hopefully with a pair of sunglasses that are worn year round!  Doctors recommend wearing sunglasses with UV protection (100% of harmful UV rays can be blocked with the proper pair of sunglasses) any time you are outdoors and especially in sunlight direct and bright enough to cause a sunburn.  Even if you wear contact lenses with UV protection in the lens itself, the skin around your eye as well as the parts of your eyeball that are not covered by the contact lens are susceptible to UV damage.

Do you have sunglasses that you’ve stopped wearing due to scratched, dingy lenses?  Visage can put new lenses in your existing frame for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a whole new designer frame!  You can have fun with your suns…from custom tints to making an ophthalmic frame into a sun frame…we can guide you to creating your perfect pair!

Stop by the store any time before 6/13/15 to pick up a voucher for a very special upcoming event and protect your eyes in style!

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