OC Lifeguards sport new sunglasses, to better protect beachgoers

OCEAN CITY, Md. – This summer, Ocean City lifeguards will be sporting a new sunglass.

But according to Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin, it’s less of a new look and another step towards safety.

Through a partnership with Hook Optics, lifeguards were provided with new sunglasses, that’re designed to help during the long shifts on the shore.

These polarized shades will help with UV protection and sharpen the guards sight as light reflects off the water.

Captain Abrin says it’s another tool his guards will use to keep beachgoers safe.

“People just don’t think about that. They think about sunscreen, they think about hats, but the high quality eye protection is real important long term,” said Arbin.

Guards tend to sit in the chairs from early in the morning until 5:30 in the evening.

Captain Arbin says these glasses will help prevent eye fatigue while keeping watch.

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