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Best Sunglasses to Have for The Summer

We previously discussed which set of eyeglasses are making a comeback or setting a new trend in this year’s eyewear fashion. On this post, we’ll discuss which sunglasses are the best to keep your eyes protected and still give you the fashionable look that we all prefer!

This summer’s glasses style have brought back different vintage styles that were very popular in the last decade. This year, these looks provide a whole uniqueness and confidence to those who wear it.

Sunglasses

  • Aviator – This timeless classic has remained popular for years and are known for its unapologetically cool look. They are among the best sunglasses for both men and women. The slim and metal frame are a “must have” for the summer, the silhouette also grows thicker and bolder well into the fall, too.
  • Clubmaster –  Clubmasters are liked because of their half rim. These semi-rimless sunglasses add a discreet, acetate and metal frame that casually makes you look cool.
  • Tortoise shell – The best feature about the tortoise shell sunglasses is that they can be worn by with any style and trend.
  • Gold – Gold sunglasses add an elegant color for the upcoming summer season. Using gold round sunglasses can not only compliment your outfit, but can also protect your vision at all times.
  • Oversized – A longtime favorite, oversize sunglasses is the top choice to look and stay on top. A mixture between cat eye and round sunglasses, give your eyes complete and overall sun coverage for long days in the sun.

These several types of sunglasses will keep your vision well protected into the summer and still be in style. Contact your eye doctor today to find the right prescription and perfect frame for you!

Importance of Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses make you look pretty cool and sophisticated during these hot summer months.  With all the new styles and fashions, wearing a slick pair of shades has never been so “in” before. But, did you know that “looking good”  merely scratches the surface of the benefits and importance of wearing UV protected sunglasses?  Let’s look at the top reasons why every child and adult should make a practice of wearing sunglasses regularly.

  •  Safe From Debris  – Sunglasses can help shield eyes from flying debris whether it is sand at the beach or dust and dirt around the yard.  Physical damage to eyes can mean a loss of sight or damage to the outer covering of the eye called the cornea.
  • Less Eye Strain – The sun makes us naturally squint to block the suns rays.  Squinting and straining to see can be detrimental to your eyes as well as the skin around the eyes.  Think crows feet!
  • Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer – According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers.”  10% of all skin cancers are found on the eyelid.  Sunglasses with a protective coating that can block the harmful rays of the sun and can help reduce that percentage.
  • Protect the Structures of the Eye – Ultraviolet rays from sun exposure can cause a number of eye health problems including cataracts and macular degeneration. Long-term exposure to UV rays without any eye protection may lead to these problems. Just like you would not go out without sunscreen on your skin, don’t go out without eye protection.
  • Reduce Sun Glare – As drivers, we have all had the occasion when the sun gets in our eyes and momentarily blinds us from properly seeing the road.  Sunglasses can cut down on that glare and keep our vision safe while taking part in a high risk activity like driving.