Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
CTS Wholesale Sunglasses recently launched a 30-day contest, called the Great Summer Sunglasses Contest, which was in support of Prevent Blindness America's (preventblindness.org) national Cataract Awareness Month (June 1st - 30th) and UV Safety Month (July 1- 31st). The Great Summer Sunglasses Contest is now over and CTS Wholesale Sunglasses would like to congratulate the grand prize winner, Dawn Slivinski.
Dawn Slivinski will have her choice of a $100 gift certificate to CTSWholesaleSunglasses.com, or a sunglasses display case complete with two-dozen pairs of sunglasses. "I was extremely excited to find out that I was the winner of the CTS Wholesale Sunglasses Great Summer Sunglasses Contest. Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway, my family is looking forward to sporting some new shades," says Dawn.
One of CTS Wholesale Sunglasses main goals with the Great Summer Sunglasses Contest was to help further the education about the importance of wearing proper eye protection outdoors, especially those that help to block the harmful effects of ultra-violet radiation. "One of our top priorities is providing our customers with the best quality wholesale sunglasses," says Kirk Bachelder, owner of CTS Wholesale LLC, "This is why all of our sunglasses have UV 400 protection, which blocks 100% UVA and UVB rays."
Studies completed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology have shown that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation may cause serious eye conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, which can lead to vision loss and even blindness.
In 2008, Prevent Blindness America released their Vision Problems in the U.S. report, which showed that 50% of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80, and more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older already have cataracts in one stage of another. One of the known causes of cataracts is exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Without the efforts of organizations like Prevent Blindness America to further the education on the importance of wearing proper eye protection, it is predicted that by 2020, 30.1 million Americans 40 plus years of age will have cataracts.
"We spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer," says Bachelder. "So we know just how important it is to wear the proper eye protection. It's something we teach our kids, and it is something we try to help educate our clients about."
About CTS Wholesale LLC:
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