My heart jumped a bit when I came across this Transition Lenses campaign for maintaining good health for your eyesight, especially during the summer. We know it’s important to protect our skin with sunscreen, but why didn’t I ever realize that it also applies to our eyes? Duh! It’s a given. Hello, sunglasses!
My whole livlyhood relies on my eyesight – writing, creating, crafting, all of it. These days, I’m rocking the readers, which I often post about here. But when I came across the Transitions Healthy Sight for Life campaign, I learned that it is going to take more than 1.50 magnified specs to take care of my eyes for the long haul. The first step is to visit the web site: Transitions Healthy Sight for Life. There’s a little quiz that will give you a mini-check up on your eyes thus far. There’s a little snap shot of mine below.
OK, if you visit the site, scroll down to see the eye disorder simulator. It shows what vision looks like with cataracts, glaucoma, etc. They’re like Instagram filters for your vision that you don’t get to choose. The folks at Transitions Lenses are all about sharing education to the masses about healthy eye care. They have a web site See More Sights, that involves prizes to well, see more sights! Like concerts, vacations, dining out and more. In addition they have events to give free eye exams, like one they just held in San Antonio.
Bottom line? Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses! I NEVER wear sunglasses and now I will, faithfully. You can make it easy by checking out the Transition goodies – they call them “high-performance sunwear” because the lenses are specifically designed for outdoor use, they adjust according to the light conditions. They cut out the glare and therefore reduce eye strain. You can get the lenses in both prescription and non-prescription and with or without polarization.
If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Summer Eye Safety Twitter party that is coming up on June 19, 2013 from 9-10 PM EST. #transitionlens
As far as crafting – always make sure to use good lighting. Even if you don’t need glasses, still get your eyes checked in case you need readers – I accidentally used a strength that was too strong for an entire year. I didn’t find out until I had an eye exam. THAT’S why I found this campaign so important – go get your eyes checked! Check out the Transitions Healthy Sight for Life site and learn all about how to protect those peepers! BTW – Did you know that aside from carrots – broccoli, kale, berries and sweet potatoes (not fried!) are good for your eyes?