Protecting Your Eyes for Summer Time

Written by Lisa DiMauro | June 18th, 2014

June is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month, and JCPenney Optical wants to remind you of the dangers these rays can cause

UV Protection

UV rays are damaging to your skin and to your eyes. The best way to protect you from these damaging rays is by wearing sunscreen and UV protected sunglasses. Unprotected eyes can result in corneal damage, premature development of cataracts, and other eye disorders.

Did you know that sunglasses without an Ultra Violet Treatment can actually increase UV exposure? The dark tint of plain sunglasses allows the pupil to open wider, thus allowing more harmful UV rays to pass through the eye.

For those who wear contact lenses:

If you choose not to wear prescription glasses and wear contacts, you still should consider wearing non-prescription sunglasses with UV protected lenses. Contacts won’t give you UV protection, so it is important that you wear sunglasses with UV protection as well.

At JCPenney Optical, we offer many different lens types. Be sure to get lenses that offer UV treatments so that you know your eyes will stay protected. To view all of our lens options, click here.

Remember to schedule an eye appointment! Get your prescription today from your local JCPenney Optical store. Already have a prescription? Bring it in and find your favorite designer brand name eyewear.

For the month of June, we are running a special! Purchase a complete pair of clear eyeglasses or sunglasses for $97.99*. Click here for more details.

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