SUNGLASSES: PROTECTING your eyes at The FedEx St. Jude Classic and Germantown Charity Horse Show in Memphis,Tennessee!


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The Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee specializes in Custom Fit Sunglasses. Each year, more than 40,000 athletes suffer from an eye injury. With many sports such as golf, running and biking gearing up for summer, its important this month to spread a message of prevention to the community. The Germantown Charity Horse Show and The FedEx St. Jude Classic in town this month highlight the need for eye safety and protection for athletes during their respective sporting event.

Eye injuries are one of the leading causes of visual impairment in children, but eye injuries are a concern for all who participate in sports. For all ages, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in baseball, basketball and racquet sports. However golf, football, soccer, Horseback riding, water sports and others can prove to be just as dangerous. Many times it is thought that eye injuries are only caused by trauma; however one of the leading causes of eye injuries is from the sun – when people fail to protect their eyes with polarized sunglasses that block out glare and ultraviolet rays.

Most people are aware of the need for UV protection when it comes to their eyes and skin but often give it little more thought than that. Summer time is Ultraviolet Awareness Season and a prime time to start protecting you and your family’s eyes from these rays that can lead to all manner of visual problems.

Types of Rays

Ultraviolet rays, which are measured by wavelengths, are categorized as UVA, UVB and UVC. The naked eye cannot see them, and we are exposed to them even when it is cloudy. Rays also are reflected from the ground, water, snow and other bright surfaces.

UVA rays are ever-present, inside as well as out, so lenses, whether for sunglasses or everyday glasses, must offer adequate protection.

The Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee specializes in Custom Fit Sunglasses and has been sponsoring numerous events for the biking and running clubs of Memphis. The Memphis Hightailers Bike Club and Memphis Runners Track Club. These events help support local charities. The Eyewear Gallery was the first in Memphis recognized by Oakley to carry both their Prescription and Non-Prescription Glasses and Sunglasses. The Eyewear Gallery’s selection of Custom Fit Oakley glasses and sunglasses has doubled to one of the largest collections in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. These are really a safe way to get the best performance out of your hobby and keep you safe helping increase your contrast with different colored lens options and coatings. The Eyewear Gallery will make sure that you have the right size frame and lens for both prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses which will be determined by professionally trained staff and doctors well versed in the product. This makes all the difference in your enjoyment of both the lens and the sport of your choice!

To learn more about Custom Fit Sunglasses call 901-763-2020 or visit

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