We love the warmth and the heat, but with the sun comes ultraviolet rays. Especially in Tucson, the heat index is at its highest point during the summer. Expect the hottest temperatures during June, July and August. To fully enjoy the summer, without the harsh impact on your eyes, celebrate UV Safety Month this July and follow this advice...
The Power of Ultraviolet Rays
Ultraviolet rays are extremely powerful. These rays are powerful enough to cause skin cancer and vision loss. Keep in mind that the sun's UV rays can also radiate through clouds of the strongest monsoons. So, it's important to protect your eyes at all times. This advice applies to all ages. Everyone in Tucson can enjoy the summer with healthy eyes.
Block the Sunlight and UV Rays
It's easy to protect your eyes from the sun, but always be cautious. Sunglasses are the best way to guard your eyes against harmful sun exposure. However, your sunglasses need to have a polarized coating in order to block direct light from the sun. More importantly, make sure your sunglasses include UV protection. Sunglasses come in all colors, styles and shapes so always check for UV protection before buying a new pair.
The darkest lenses do not guarantee protection. Ask before you buy. It's best to visit your local optometrist if you wish to buy a pair of sunglasses with full UV protection and polarization. Your optometrist or a representative can also help with transition lens or similar add-ons for your glasses.
Stay Safe during the Summer
Even with the high heat and record-breaking temperatures, summer is a time for the outdoors. Whether you're an athlete, traveler or handyman, expect rising temperatures in Tucson, Arizona. If you have children, invest in several pairs of child-size sunglasses. Anyone can easily misplace their glasses during a trip or outing. Having a few extra pairs of sunglasses gives you reassurance that your children will be protected.
The sun is out longest during the summer and even the beginning of back-to-school season. July is the time to educate and promote UV safety, but practice this every month. Optical Image by Dr, Weisman is proud to celebrate UV Safety Month in Tucson, Arizona. We recognize the importance of UV safety and we want the best for our clients.
Optical Image by Dr. Weisman
Get the most out of summer and don't fear the sun. Our representatives will get you ready at our Tucson boutiques. Visit Dr. Weisman for an eye exam or stop by to shop. Optical Image is open every day at Tucson Mall and Park Place Mall. Call the Tucson Mall location at (520) 293-6800 or call (520) 748-0320 to reach us at Park Place Mall. Stay safe and enjoy the summer!