Spare your Sight! /Date03 Jul 2016/Posted Bytheeyeinstitute/Comment0/CategoriesBlog Using Shades for Protection and Style Think it’s only dangerous when you’re outside on a sunny day? You’re not alone. Most people assume the eyes are only vulnerable to direct sunlight, but UV light can go right through clouds. So, whether the sky is clear blue or overcast, grab your shades! Understanding the Spare Your Sight Infograph: The sun’s rays are strongest between 2 pm and 4 pm. Over a third of all Americans spend time outdoors between those hours, and kids – who spend the most time outdoors – are particularly vulnerable. Parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their kids (29%). Make sure your children have and wear their sunglasses as well. Did you know that in the winter, snow reflects up to 85% of UV rays; and at the beach the water reflects almost 100%? Glare and reflections can be almost as damaging as direct sunlight, so have your sunwear ready if you’ll be around water, sand or snow. If you’re hitting the road, windshields are a big glare source so buckle up and wear eyeglasses or sunglasses with ultraviolet protection when you drive. Glasses can be made with UV protective lens coatings, and sunglasses can be customized with your prescription for driving, for your convenience, comfort and safety. It’s July – what are you waiting for?! Good Looks carries tons of sunwear in all your favorite designs and brands, for ultimate fashion and UV protection. Check out our optical boutique in Raleigh, North Carolina to find the perfect sunglasses.