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Summer Travel Destinations are Heavy on Fun - and Sun
Date:6/10/2009

Many Top Vacation Spots Place Visitors at Risk for Increased UV Exposure

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As travelers and their families head off to their favorite vacation spots this summer, many may be putting themselves at risk for increased exposure to the sun's dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Some of the most popular summer vacation destinations, like beaches and islands in warmer climates, are spots that have very high UV indexes. With the increased exposure to UV rays, travelers of all ages need to take the proper precautions to stay protected during their trip.

Transitions Optical offers travelers a tool to help them monitor the daily UV index for their favorite vacation destinations. By visiting www.transitions.com, travelers can type in their location and get daily UV index ratings for every stop on their trip. In addition to the UV index finder, visitors to the site can also find the latest information about how to stay protected from the sun during the summer months.

"Most people know about the need to protect their skin from harmful UV rays, yet few people realize that their eyes are just as vulnerable and should also be protected," said Dr. Larry Lampert, certified optometric physician and developmental/behavioral optometrist. "Because damage from UV exposure is cumulative, the eyes are at great risk for developing vision-threatening conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Even the delicate skin surrounding the eyes can be damaged by prolonged sun exposure and is susceptible to forms of skin cancer, so it's critical to take the proper steps for protection," he added.

Dr. Lampert offers the following everyday steps travelers can take to lessen the threat of UV damage:

  • Check the UV index daily and plan accordingly
  • Wear sunscreen/lip balm with SPF protection
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and combat the effects of the sun's exposure
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat and other protective clothing
  • Consider photochromic lenses like, Transitions(R) lenses, to protect your eyes from distracting glare and the cumulative impact of the sun's harmful UV rays to the eyes and the sensitive skin that surrounds them

Clear indoors and at night, Transitions lenses automatically become sunglass-dark in the presence of sunlight to improve contrast and reduce glare, while blocking 100 percent of UV rays. Beyond the protection Transitions provide, they also offer travelers the convenience of only having to bring one pair of eyewear on their trip.

To access the daily UV index report for your next vacation destination, or for the latest information on how to stay protected from the sun this summer, 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).


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