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3 Essential Tips to Protect Your Precious Eyes This Summer

3 Essential Tips to Protect Your Precious Eyes This Summer

No matter the time of year, the sun can do some serious damage to your eyes. Prolonged or intense UV exposure without eye protection can result in blurred vision, sensitivity to the light, excessive tearing, blindness, and more.

Our precious eyes deserve only the best care, so it’s imperative to prioritize protection whenever possible. We all know that exposure to the summer sun is inevitable, but we can control how much time we spend outside and what we do to shield ourselves from harmful UV rays. 

Continue reading for 3 essential tips to take care of your eyes during the hottest months of the year:

Grab Those Wide-Brimmed Hats

Hats are not only a summer staple due to their stylish colors and patterns, but also because of their amazing ability to block the sun from your eyes and face! From wide-brimmed hats to baseball caps, you can surely find something that offers full coverage and suits your wardrobe this summer.

Nowadays, you can even find hats that are specially designed with materials that block sun exposure, such as UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) hats. They are very tightly woven so that the sun's harmful UV rays cannot penetrate through to reach your face!

Opt for the Shade

Did you know that the sun’s UV rays are the strongest between 10 am and 4 pm every day? To prevent eye damage from the sun, it’s best to avoid prolonged exposure during these hours of the day. If there is a chance for you to stand in the shade, always take it! Even though basking in the summer sun can feel rejuvenating, be mindful about how long you are outside.

 

Wear Sunglasses from Vontélle 

Sunglasses should be your go-to eye protection all-year-round, but especially during the hottest time of the year. If you spend time along the coast, be weary of the glares that arise from the water and sand. Both of these can reflect UV rays and intensify their light. If you want to protect your eyes from sun glare, wear polarized lenses. Polarized sunglasses reduce bright reflections and unwanted glares, as well as improve vision clarity in bright situations. Keep in mind that these are different from UV protected sunglasses.

Here at Vontélle, we design authentic and meaningful eyewear that not only protects your precious eyes, but pays homage to African ancestry with traditional colors and patterns that channel African, Caribbean, and Latin heritage. Our products are meant to empower you to walk confidently in this world: at work, at play, for every occasion. Check out our bold and beautiful eyewear collection now, and protect your eyes this summer!

 



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At Vontélle Eyewear, we’ve partnered with our local homeless shelter Win NYC (Women in Need). Every pair of sunglasses, eyeglasses and T- Shirts we sell helps us to provide free eye exams and glasses to the homeless community.  Vontélle Eyewear is the first female African American owned and operated eyewear company to offer ethnic and cultural patterns that speak boldly to, and honor, our African, Latinx, and Caribbean heritages. Our patterns use many textiles and designs from highly identifiable, recognizable and respected materials like mud cloth and kente cloth. These designs are tailored to empower humanity to see the world through a cultural and global lens. At Vontélle, our mission is to address vision health disparities in deserving communities of color. Check out our selection at www.vontelle.com

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