Protect your sight from the sun's damaging rays with these fashionable frames.
March 16, 2013
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Best sunglasses for your eyes
Whether you go for a classic, Risky Business-style Wayfarer or the mirrored shades celebs are loving right now, you need to be sure they protect your peepers. First, make sure your shades have 100% UV protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays—this is the most important thing you can do to save your eyes. You can further protect yourself with oversized and wraparound frames that offer more coverage to protect the soft tissue around your eyes (which can help prevent wrinkles). Finally, you have the option of choosing polarized lenses, which make it easier to see in very bright conditions and can keep eyestrain at bay. The following 10 sunglasses pass the test—your eyes will thank you later.
Aviators are a classic that never go out of style. If you spend a lot of time on the water, look for polarized lenses, which reduce glare, sharpen your vision, and help you see under the water’s surface (hello, fish!).
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ASOS Metal Angular Aviator Sunglasses In Rose Gold
You probably know ASOS for here today, gone tomorrow fast fashion. And at 20 bucks, you can afford to buy this pair and a more expensive version, though there's no need: despite the low price, they still offer 100% UV protection.
Blend classic cool with fashionable flair with this subtle update to the aviator. And this pair has substance in addition to loads of style: Smith Optics is known for its high-performance lenses that let you see the world as nature intended.
Smoke-colored lenses are a great option for reducing glare but without distorting color. This sporty style works for a sail around the bay, a day lounging at the pool, around town…you name it, these glasses will protect your eyes and look stylish doing it.
Need high-performance shades to get you through all your runs, bike rides, and triathlons? The Tifosi Optics Jet is shatterproof, slip-proof, and extraordinarily lightweight, all while still protecting your eyes from the elements.
Who knew these champagne-hued shades (which come with full UV protection!) could do good in the world? For every pair of Toms sunglasses you buy, the brand funds a full eye exam for someone in need. Double yes.