WREXHAM mayor Cllr David Griffiths has been learning all about eye health while supporting the Guide Dogs Association Shades Day.
He joined thousands all over the country who put on their shades, sun visors or sun hats for Shades Day.
Research has shown spending five or more hours outside every day in the summertime during teenage and early adult years increases the risk of long-term damage to eyes.
Putting on sunglasses, a visor or hat will help to protect from harmful UV sunlight.
This helps to reduce risk from eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Cllr Griffiths said: “Shades Day is a fantastic way to both raise money for Guide Dogs and highlight the importance of wearing your sunglasses!”
Guide dog owner, and Guide Dogs’ director of external affairs, Tom Pey, said: “Sunglasses don’t have to be expensive to be effective. Experts recommend wraparound-style sunglasses marked with Type 2 or 3 and with a CE symbol.
“To cut out the most damaging blue light, it’s best to choose shades with yellowish or amber lenses.”
For details, visit www.shadesday.org.uk or phone 0845 600 6787 to receive Guide Dogs’ fundraising pack.