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Must-Haves for Your Summer Vacation Bag
Date:7/28/2009

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- With summertime in full swing, vacationers are packing their bags for the nearest beaches, parks and poolside locations. Spending an increased amount of time outdoors is common during the summer months, but before you start soaking up those rays, be sure you are properly equipped with the right products to help you stay healthy.

Dr. Melonie Clemmons, independent doctor of optometry at Wal-Mart Vision Center, offers some helpful tips on what you should pack in your bag to ensure your time outdoors is both fun and healthy:

  • Always pack sunscreen to protect your skin from premature aging and skin cancers

Make sure you choose a sunscreen product with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher and remember to reapply after swimming, sweating or toweling dry.(1)

  • Bring along protective eyewear to block the sun's harmful UV rays

People often recognize the need to protect their skin from the dangers of the sun, yet few people realize that their eyes are also at risk. Even the sensitive skin surrounding the eyes can be damaged by prolonged sun exposure and is susceptible to wrinkling and forms of skin cancer. Consider wearing photochromic lenses like Transitions(R) lenses that are clear indoors and at night and automatically darken when exposed to UV light to block 100 percent of UVA/UVB rays.

  • Water

Staying hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water everyday can help combat the effects of increased sun exposure.

  • Pack lip balm with SPF protection

The sun's UV rays pose a threat to your skin, eyes and also your lips. Wearing lip balm with SPF protection can protect your lips from overexposure to the sun and help prevent painful lip chapping.

  • Pack a wide brimmed hat and other protective clothing

Selecting clothing that helps block some of UV rays further helps you keep both your skin and eyes protected from the sun. On really sunny days where you spend extended time outdoors, consider bringing a beach umbrella to provide you with a chance to relax in the shade.

  • Check the UV index for your travel destination

Before you head outdoors visit (http://en-us.transitions.com/healthysight/uv/local.htm) check the UV index to see how strong the sun will be in your area, so you can plan accordingly for your time in the sun.

"In order to receive the maximum protection, it's important to make sure that your eyewear blocks 100% of UV rays," said Dr. Clemmons. "I recommend that my patients choose photochromic lenses, like Transitions( )lenses, as a convenient choice to bring with them on vacation. Not only do Transitions reduce distracting glare, but they also automatically darken as light conditions change to block 100% of UVA/UVB rays, protecting the eyes and the delicate surrounding skin from cumulative sun damage."

For more information on how to have a healthy summer outdoors visit www.transitions.com.

About Transitions Optical, Inc.

Transitions Optical is a joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International. The first to successfully commercialize a plastic photochromic lens in 1990, today the company is a leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers worldwide. Transitions Optical offers the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of lens designs, materials and brand names.

Transitions((R)) lenses are the ideal everyday choice for healthy sight. They are clear indoors and at night. Outdoors, they automatically darken as light conditions change. Transitions lenses provide visual comfort, and enhance visual quality by reducing glare and enhancing contrast, helping you to see better today. Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays -- helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes -- so you can see better tomorrow as well.

For more information about the company and Transitions lenses, the first to earn the American Optometric Association's Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbers/Blockers, visit Transitions.com or contact Transitions Optical Customer Service at (800) 848-1506 (United States) or (877) 254-2590 (Canada).

(1) American Cancer Society


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