Save money, be healthy, and look great with VSP Vision Care. I know that prescriptions can be expensive. Both my daughter and I wear glasses. I love a vision care solutions that provides quality and fashion all in one. Thanks to VSP, my family is set for summer.
VSP Vision Care is the nation'??s largest not-for-profit eyecare provider with more than 56 million members and one of their main missions is to help promote the importance of eye health in connection to our overall health.
This month, VSP is reminding fashionable moms like you and me about the importance of wearing sunglasses, year round and especially during the spring and summer months, to help protect our eyes against harmful UVA / UVB rays. Here are some things to look for when hunting for your next pair of sunglasses:
Labels: Make sure they carry a consumer-protection label stating they'??re 99-100% UV-absorbent, or provide UV absorption up to 400 nanometers (nm).
Go big or wrap it: Bigger frames and lenses, and also wrap-around styles, give you more UV protection because they block peripheral rays. Also, this is the trend this season!
Go polar: Polarized lenses block out sunlight glare bouncing off windshields, pavement, and other smooth surfaces.
Consider color: Gray lenses are best. Why? They don'??t change colors. Green and brown lenses are good too.
Eye health is important. But let's face it so are convenience and style. A few weeks ago, I ordered new sunglasses from VSP and my glasses arrived quickly and conveniently.
VSP Optometrist, Dr. Michelle Carder-Cardwell's provided me with some fashion tips on how to choose the best frames for your face. Tips for Choosing Sunglasses to Suit Your Face:
Heart-shaped faces (wide forehead, narrow chin) look best in cat-eye or round frames.
Square faces (square jaw with similar width as forehead) look best in cat-eye, round, or oval frames.
Oblong faces (long face with chin and cheeks of similar widths) look best in wrap styles or large frames.
Round faces (jaw and forehead with similar widths and wide cheekbones) look best in wide and rectangular frames.
Oval faces (forehead, cheekbones, and chin of similar widths) can wear most styles of frames because of their balanced shape.
You can check out frames that fit your face online at our eyewear gallery at member.vsp.com/gallery/
Now that you know how to pick a pair, let me tell you why you need them. Both UVA and UVB ryas are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. However, by wearing sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, much of the damage from the sun can be prevented and you'll look great.
Win it! One lucky reader is going to receive a custom selected pair of designer sunglasses, retailing at $150 or more. To qualify, leave a comment telling me one new tip about sunglasses that you learned from this post.