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Foster Grant® Sunglasses Protect Eyes from Winter's Harmful UV Rays
SMITHFIELD, RI (November 1, 2011): FGX International Inc., owner of the Foster Grant brand, is raising awareness about the dangers of winter's harmful UV rays to eyesight. Sunglasses are essential throughout the year, especially during the winter months when UVA/UVB rays persist and may even double due to the snow's reflective properties. Every pair of Foster Grant sunglasses features 100% UVA-UVB lens protection, giving consumers confidence that their eyes are receiving maximum protection from the sun's harmful rays.
"Even during the winter months, UVA/UVB rays always have the potential to cause both short-term and long-term damage, from an uncomfortable 'sunburn' or irritated eye to being a major risk factor in vision-stealing diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts," said Dr. Justin Bazan, Optometrist and Spokesperson for The Vision Council. "When leaving the home, always wear UVA-UVB lens protected sunglasses."
"Sunglasses should be worn during the winter months, just as they are during the summer," said Sal Siano, Marketing Director at FGX International. "A day on the mountain can be more harmful to the eyes than a day at the beach. With Foster Grant sunglasses, consumers can feel confident that they are receiving 100% UVA/UVB lens protection from the sun," Siano added.
During the winter, skiers and snowboarders should be cautious as UV rays are more intense at higher altitudes. UV absorbing contact lens wearers should be aware that contact lenses do not protect the tissue around the pupil, and sunglasses should be worn to provide extra protection. And, as the sun sits lower in the sky during the winter months, consumers should be aware that wraparound styles are available to provide even more coverage and protection.
Foster Grant 100% UVA-UVB lens protected sunglasses are available in a wide range of styles, colors and lens shades, all at affordable prices. Foster Grant sunglasses can be found at retailers throughout the United States and Canada, including mass merchandisers, drug store chains, airport gift shops and grocery stores.
About FGX International
FGX International Inc. (FGXI) is a leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses and sunglasses with a portfolio of established, highly recognized eyewear brands including Foster Grant®, Magnivision®, Gargoyles®, Anarchy®, Corinne McCormack®, SolarShield® and Solar Comfort®. FGXI also holds licenses for brands such as Ironman, Body Glove, Field & Stream® and C9 by Champion. Based in Smithfield, Rhode Island, FGXI has approximately 400 full time employees and 2,600 part-time field service representatives. Additional offices are located in New York City; San Luis Obispo, CA; Toronto; Stoke-on-Trent, England; Mexico City; Milan, Italy and Shenzhen, China.