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5 Reasons to Never Leave Home Without Sunglasses

Summer has arrived in Greater Victoria, and that means it’s time to update your summer wardrobe with it’s most important piece – Sunglasses! This July, come into Eye Etiquette and Get the Look to complete your summer style.

Not only do they looks great, this simple and stylish accessory can protect your eyes from a host of conditions caused by ultraviolet rays. You slather on SPF 50 to shield your skin from the sun. But what about your naked eyes?

1. Skin Cancer
Up to 10 percent of all skin cancers are found on the eyelid.

2. Cataracts
The World Health Organization reports that approximately 900,000 people are blind because of cataracts triggered by UV exposure.

3. Reduced Glare
If you enjoy fishing or spending time on the water, with the right sunglasses, you’ll be able to see through the glare on top of the water and notice fish and aquatic life that you never even knew was there!

4. Surfer’s Eye – Pterygium
This abnormal growth of tissue—also called surfer’s eye—may progress slowly from either corner across the white part of the eye, possibly leading to inflammation or disturbance of vision.

5. Photokeratitis
Essentially a sunburn of the eye, it’s temporary – but can be painful, cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, and the sensation of having sand in your eye.


Come into Eye Etiquette to find your perfect pair for this summer!

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