Smart and stylish sunnies for your spring

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin since UV damage is cumulative over your lifetime.  This exposure can sometimes lead to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration to eye and eyelid cancers. However, simple daily protective strategies will help keep our eyes and the sensitive skin around them healthy. 

A good pair of sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection can make you feel stylish as well as protecting your eye from sun damage.

With the approach of summer, you may notice that those solar rays are getting more intense and you’re squinting when you are outside. Here’s more:

*Sunglasses are proven to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, which helps prevent eye cancers, skin cancers and eye conditions like cataracts.

*Covering the delicate skin around your eyes can help prevent sunburn, wrinkles and premature aging to keep you looking more youthful.

 *Polarized lenses can help control glare from water and flat surfaces and provide clearer vision in most any outdoor activity.

*Sunglasses can add interest and whimsy to any outfit through color, lens shape and frame design.

*Wearing oversized sunglasses can give ladies a break from wearing eye makeup, which is always good for eye health


A few themes stand out for this summer:


*Frame Shape—thicker frames of any shape are popular this year along with “Geek-Chic” cat-eye and club-master styles from Ray-Ban, Prada or Emilio Pucci.

*Color—go bold this year and choose an oversized cat-eye or a classic aviator with colored-mirrored lenses.

*Material—plastic or metal, you can’t go wrong this year with styles from Tom Ford, Gucci or Costa.