UV Safety: The Ideal Sunglasses

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Our eyes deserve as much protection from the sun as our skin year round. The American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that the same UV-A and UV-B rays that can damage you skin can harm your eyes as well. Even though UV light is at the greatest level midday, gray and overcast days can be sneaky as they can often have higher UV levels than sunnier days.

Luckily for us, the best way to protect your eyes is by wearing sunglasses with 99-100% UV-A and UV-B blockage, which is offered by the vast majority of sunglasses designs. Don’t forget, glasses frames can be made into prescription sunglasses with 100% U-VA and U-VB protection in gray or brown tinting. Not sure how to add sunglasses tinting to your frames? Click Here for more information »

Finding a great way to stay protected in style is easy with hundreds of shapes, materials and details to choose from. Our editors’ have styled looks with some of our favorite summer sunglasses trends.


Oversized Sunglasses


Oversized sunglasses, like these Dior Coquette ACZ JJ Black 62, will keep you chic from day to night. Black frames are an enduring color choice, but you can find hundreds of oversized frame shapes, colors and patterns to suit your personal style.


Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses


Folding sunglasses, like these Ray-Ban RB4105 710 51 Folding Wayfarer Tortoise 50, are ideal for throwing in your pocket or beach bag while on the go.


Translucent Sunglasses Frames


Translucent sunglasses frames come in a myriad of colors and shapes, which allows you to find the idea pair to flatter your face shape and skin tone. These Derek Cardigan Sun 7004 Birch sunglasses demonstrate how a wayfarer style can have added appeal with a translucent birch hue.


Mirrored Sunglasses Lenses


Mirrored sunglasses are one of the year’s biggest trends and help to infuse any wardrobe with color and style. These Ray-Ban RB3025 112 69 Gold Mirror 58 sunglasses are a perfect example of a classic aviator sunglasses shape reimagined with a satin gold mirrored lens.

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