• Women's Health and Steven Alan Optical teamed up to create a pair of sunglasses specifically designed to promote eye care awareness. This large dramatic cat eye frame protects the eye from the sun's harmful rays.

    With each sale of these exclusive, limited-edition sunglasses, Steven Alan Optical will donate 100 percent of net proceeds to EyeCare America to assist with their mission of providing free eye exams to millions of Americans each year.

    Investing in these sunglasses means protecting yourself and others

    Summertime is here. Protect your eyes.

    More than half of Americans mistakenly believe that sunglasses with darker lenses prove better eye protection, but this is not true. That whole area is vulnerable to UV rays,” says Anne Sumers, M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “We’re seeing more cases of eye sunburn, more people with damage to the whites of the eyes, and more cancers in and around the eye.”

    • "47 percent of sunglasses wearers do not check UV ratings prior to purchasing the glasses.
    • Retin-A skin cream, antibiotics and light colored eyes (such as blue, green or hazel) make the eyes more sensitive to UV damage – but fewer than 30 percent of Americans know it.”

    What can you do to avoid UV damage to the eyes? Wear sunglasses – and you thought it was all about looking cool!

    EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye care at no out -of-pocket cost to those who qualify.