In honor of National Sunglasses Day (who knew?!), we’ve decided to take a closer look at what makes our favorite summer accessory an absolute necessity while hitting the beach, BBQ or even the grocery store. Here is what to look for when shopping for your next pair:
- Having the right pair of sunglasses can help protect the delicate skin around your eyes. This area is especially sensitive and a prime spot for skin cancer to develop. Not to mention, that extra protection can help slow down premature wrinkles (let’s keep the crows feet on the crows, shall we?) and reduce the risk of serious eye problems like cataracts.
- While you’re out shopping for a new pair of sunnies, look for polarized, mirror-coated, or blue-blocking lenses; these can all help to reduce the risk of extra sun exposure to the eye area.
- Don’t forget to double-check the fit to prevent the sun from creeping in from all angles.
- While we all love a good splurge, remember that a hefty price tag doesn’t guarantee better protection! Make sure to read up on your potential buy before you pop them in the shopping cart. Look for glasses that block 99%-100% of both UV-A and UV-B rays.
So the next time you’re debating between the perfect pair of Ray-Bans, take the plunge and invest in your eyes’ health (it’ll make that shopping trip almost guilt-free).
What are your favorite sunglasses, and why?