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Sunglasses, Caps, and Visors - Promotional Sunware

Posted on 05/18/14 in Summer Products
The more that is learned about the adverse effects of the sun, the greater appreciation we have for protecting ourselves from harm. Your company can show it cares about the health and safety of its customers by investing in promotional sun protection items. Sunglasses, hats, visors, sunscreen bottles and more can be customized to your business, all while displaying a message of concerned interest.

Effects of Sun Damage:

  • Eyes. When exposed to ongoing UV rays, eyes can begin to develop cataracts. If cataracts are not treated, they can cause blindness. Cataracts are operable but are often costly to repair. Other eye damage caused by sun includes tissue growth and macular degeneration. These conditions do not have many treatment options and sufferers are often left with limited vision or, in some cases, total blindness.
  • Skin. Continuous sun exposure will cause premature aging. Effects such as these take various forms, like dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, loss of elasticity and more. These skin conditions all lead to an unhealthy, leathery appearance which can make people appear much older than their natural age.
  • Cancer. Perhaps the most worrisome statistic of sun related health problems, one in five Americans will contract skin cancer. Skin cancer presents itself in many forms, some of which are more dangerous than others. The most fatal of these skin cancers is melanoma, responsible for more than three fourths of all skin cancer fatalities.
  • Immune system. Scientists have discovered a link between high amounts of UV exposure and immune system suppression. An important function of the skin is to protect the body from attack. However, skin weakened by UV exposure is unable to offer a high level of protection, making the body more susceptible to disease, cancer and infection.
Ways of Protecting Yourself:

  • Sunglasses. Wrap-around sunglasses are best, as they offer the most protection from sunlight. Sunglasses should always have a UV protection of 100%. Any less than this grade will quickly render them ineffective.
  • Hat and Visors. Keeping sun off the face and out of the eyes is important. Hats and visors, especially those with wide brims, do a good job. Some hats offer an ultraviolet protection factor, helping to further the amount of sun protection for the wearer.
  • Sunscreen. Using sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 15 on a daily basis in crucial. Cloudy days can also result in sun damage if skin is left unprotected. There are many varieties of sunscreens available today offering both convenience and ease of application.

Author: Robert Stillman CEO

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