Leverage National Sunglasses Day to Remind Patients about the Dangers of Sun Exposure

National Sunglasses Day is around the corner and the perfect time to remind patients of the dangers potentially harmful UV rays and overexposure can have on their vision and overall health.


While you’re familiar with the impacts the sun can have on your patients’ eyes, they may not be. Here are some of the common conditions patients might not know can be lessened by simply keeping their eyes protected with their favorite pair of suns.

  • Cataracts and eye cancers can take years to develop. Basking in the sun without eye protection can increase risk of serious disease.1
  • Growths on the eye, such as pterygium, can develop in those who spend long hours under the sun or near reflective surfaces.1
  • Photokeratitis can quickly develop after exposure to UV reflections off water, sand, glass, asphalt, and even snow and ice. 1

Are your patients ready? Help them pick the perfect shades as the summer kicks off with National Sunglasses Day on June 27. It’s a great opportunity to discuss the importance of the right lenses and coatings for their lifestyle, as well as emphasizing the need for eye protection year-round.

Need to stock up your suns inventory ahead of National Sunglasses Day? Connect with your VSP Representative or email providernetworkdevelopment@vsp.com.

Also, be sure to check out these pointers from My Marketing Team on how to promote the importance of protecting your patients’ sight from UV rays.

1.    https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/sun

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