June 27 is officially National Sunglasses Day. For many across the Northern Hemisphere, your days are now long, sunny, and bright.
The summer months are filled with many more outdoor activities.
Whether on vacation, sunbathing on the beach, swimming, cycling, or barbecuing, Americans sleep in the summer sun.
What better way to celebrate June 27th than to play your favorite sunshine, take a few selfies, and hash-tag for one or two likes?
But, it’s not all about style. National Sunglasses Day is also about spreading awareness about a very important issue …
So, draw your shadows in the rain or shine, and let’s take a closer look at this whole great day.
National Sunglasses Day for what?
According to Google Trends, the term “National Sunglasses Day” first appeared in 2007; However, it is believed that it has been properly celebrated since 2009.
Since then the trend has gained popularity every summer.
As of 2020, the states of Nebraska, Arkansas, and Hawaii have the highest trend for National Sunglasses Day.
It was not immediately clear what he would do after leaving office.
The Vision Council wanted to create a special day every year that would help create awareness about the importance of wearing sunglasses as a way to protect your eyes from the powerful and harmful rays of the sun!
Why it is important to wear sunglasses
It is estimated that 27% of American adults do not wear shades when they are out in the sun.
This, of course, means that about one-third of Americans are extremely susceptible to eye-related problems due to the strong ultraviolet rays (UV) emitted from the sun!
Different cities across the United States have different levels of UV exposure. Generally, the closer you live to the equator, or the higher the height of your city, the higher your risk.
National Sunglasses Day is not just for adults. This is a good opportunity for parents to teach their children the importance of protecting their eyes.
Children are more at risk of eye damage from the sun because they spend a lot of time outdoors and their eyes still do not adapt to UV light.
How popular is this?
There was a staggering 1.2 billion impressions online in 2019! National Sunglasses Day has received extensive coverage across the United States, including Business Insider, Yahoo, and many more websites.
On social media, celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Lee Gifford, and Bethany Frankel all took part by posting selfies through apps like Instagram and Twitter.
The craze has also been aired on TV, with channels joining ESPN, QVC, and even The Weather Channel.
How do I participate?
The biggest thing you need to get involved with is one thing … a pair of sunglasses!
The best sunglasses are labeled “UV400” because these types of sunglasses block up to 99% of the harmful rays of UVA and UVB.
Be sure to involve your whole family, including the little ones, as this is a great opportunity to show them how important eye care is.
However, we recommend that you hold your camera in your hand to take one or two selfies to enter true consciousness.
Don’t forget to hashtag your shameless selfie on social media by hashtag #SunglassSelfie to help raise awareness.
5 Quick Facts About Sunglasses!
Did you know that sunglasses have been used for a long time in human history? Inuit people wore sunglasses with two narrow horizontal slits across them so that they could see when they were partially protecting their eyes from the sun.
Later in 1913, we saw the introduction of the Crook lens. These were made with a special chemical called cerium, which is known for its ultraviolet-blocking properties.
Not long after, in the 1920s, sunglasses began to be considered an accessory of fashion and statement and became incredibly popular on the beach.
The port city of Xiamen exports an estimated 120 million pairs a year, and China produces more sunglasses than anywhere else in the world!
Famous British singer Elton John may be the number one sunglasses lover in the world because he is said to own 250,000 pairs of glasses!
So what are you waiting for? Be sure to add these cool days to your calendar.
If you don’t have any sunglasses, why not treat yourself to a new pair?