National Sunglasses Day By Emilio Justo on June 27, 2017

National Sunglasses Day

Just as the sun’s rays can damage your skin with sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer, it can also be bad for your eyes. June 27 is National Sunglasses Day and an opportunity to remind us all why it is important we shade our eyes with sunglasses that have the right lenses. Darker does not mean better.

Growing evidence suggests that long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to macular degeneration and cataracts, or serious eye conditions that can cause vision impairment or loss. Make sure your sunglasses lenses are really providing you protection from these dangerous rays.


  • Prevent eyelid cancer Protect your retina
  • Stop cataracts from forming
  • Protect the cornea from sunburn
  • Protect the whites of your eyes

Use Your Sun Sense
You can enjoy the sun and still protect your eyes from damage if you take a few basic precautions:

  • If at all possible, limit your time in the sun
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat
  • Wear sunglasses that filter 99% of UV rays
Stop In Before You Head Out
Our office can help you have your day in the sun and do it safely. We offer quality sunglasses - both prescription and non-prescription - that meet the highest standards for sun protection. Contact us for an appointment today.











Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

(623) 975-2020

19052 N. RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West

10701 West Bell Road, Sun City

500 West Savage Street, Wickenburg

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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Arizona Medical Association
  • The Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

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