Imagine waking up one morning and not being able to see clearly, or at all. All because you didn’t protect your eyes from UV rays. Your eyesight, I’m sure, is essential for you. Without it you may not be able to do the things you enjoy most in the world. Frankly, without it, you may not be able to do even the mundane tasks that you take for granted either.
For these reasons, Sunset Tan insists each client protect the windows to their soul. In fact, at all four of our salons, it is mandatory for every customer to wear protective eyewear when using our UV tanning beds. But it doesn’t stop there, the UV from the sun is just as damaging to your eyeball cells, if overexposed. So wear your geeky goggles indoors (no ones watching), and sport your fashionable sunglasses outdoors. (Everyone’s jealous)
When Do You Need To Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays Outdoors?
UV rays, both UVA and UVB affect the eyes no matter the season or weather conditions. Even on a cloudy or snowy day these light rays can cause damage, and diseases you didn’t even know existed. 80% of UV rays can pass through clouds, and the reflection of these rays off concrete, water or snow can be up to 8 times more severe than direct sunlight. Always protect your eyes when driving, participating in any outdoor activity and of course when you’re at the beach or pool.
What Can Happen If You Don’t Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays?
If you aren’t diligent about saving your sight, you may find yourself in a position where your optometrist is diagnosing you with Cataracts, lesions, or even Photokeratitis, which is overexposure to UV light. These conditions can be debilitating, and extremely painful. I guarantee you’ll kick yourself when you’re told, “If you just wore protective eyewear you would not be in this position.” Which is why we are showing you now. PLEASE ALWAYS USE YOUR EYEWEAR, BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT.
If you’re not quite sure what type of protective eyewear is best for your indoor tanning needs, just ask our Smart Tan Certified sales associates. They can walk you through your options so your optometrist won’t have to deliver the bad news.