Healthy Living Company Offers Advice to Keep the Eyes Safe Now That Summer Has Arrived

‘Look after your eyes’ says SmartChoice Fitness. Simple measures can prevent a host of issues.


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/17/2016 -- Summer is here and there is nothing better than getting outside and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. Skin care is a hot topic, putting on the sun lotion has become second nature, but are people as careful with their eyes?

The Vision Council has carried out a recent survey on more than 10,000 American citizens, and the results show that only 31% think to wear sunglasses when heading outside. That is the equivalent to 1 in 3 Americans! As a result, more than 34% of Americans have experienced symptoms of UV exposure – these being red or swollen eyes, eye irritation or trouble seeing.

Furthermore, the Vision Council states that 'when it comes to buying shades, more people are concerned with fit and affordability rather than its capacity to protect the eyes.'

SmartChoice Fitness want to further get this message out – 'UV damage is no joke' says a SmartChoice spokeperson, 'it is irreversible and over time exposure to the sun can lead to vision loss and conditions from cataracts to macular degeneration'.

Macular degeneration is where the central part of the retina deteriorates (the retina being the part of the eye that sends the images we see to the brain via the optic nerve) thereby reducing the ability to focus, read, recognise faces/colors and see fine detail.

Simply by wearing a pair of quality sunglasses with UV protection can prevent any of these issues. SmartChoice offer a range of affordable sunglasses under their Openroad brand; 'Our glasses are great value for money, they give the wearer UV400 and wraparound protection, as well as being made from polycarbonate making them durable and lightweight. They are also stylish and suitable for both men and women'

Reviews show that these sunglasses tick all the boxes since being launched. 'I really like these sun glasses. They have a rounded front that allows the glasses to fit your face perfectly. It covers part of your cheek and up to your eyebrows so the sun can't peek in.' commented C Marie, a SmartChoice customer.

'The UV coating on these glasses helps block the sunlight and I feel safer driving because I can see better. The lenses on these glasses are a wrap-around style which also helps improve your peripheral vision when the Sun is bright out.' said another satisfied customer.

SmartChoice's sunglasses are available from, not only are they currently on sale but there are also deals to be had if you buy multiple pairs. You can find them on the following link -

For further advice on UV protection, visit SmartChoice Fitness' website by clicking here

About Openroad
Openroad is a brand from SmartChoice Fitness. Our Openroad brand aims to provide quality cycling gear, at affordable prices and we take pride in ensuring our customers are highly satisfied.

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SmartChoice Fitness
1812 N Columbia Blvd
Suite C15-534257
Oregon 97217
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