Keeping your eyes safe from the sun is essential if you are going to protect the long-term health of your eyes and your vision. UV damage is just as dangerous for our eyes as for our skin, and research has found that people who experience significant UV exposure without adequate protection are much more likely to go on to develop a range of ocular problems. These include cataracts, photokeratitis (corneal sunburn), pterygium and pinguecula (growths on the eye), and cancer of the skin around the eyes and the eyes themselves.
Wearing sunglasses is the best way to protect your eyes, but some afford greater protection than others. This is because the larger and more covering they are, the fewer rays can get in around the lenses and harm your eyes. To help you keep your eyes safe from the sun this summer, here are our best designer frames for UV protection.
If you aren’t afraid to stand out from the pack and you want to ensure that your eyes are as protected as possible from the harmful effects of UV rays, Gucci sunglasses may be the right choice for you. These oversized aviators offer supreme coverage while providing a modern take on a classic style. Meanwhile, Gucci is also bringing back these mask-style sunglasses which will make it much harder for the sun to get in around the edges of the lenses, and with a stunning tortoiseshell frame, you are sure to get noticed for all the right reasons.
You can’t have a list of designer sunglasses without including Ray-Ban. One of the most well-known brands of sunglasses in the world, they also have one of the largest collections of styles. Check out these butterfly-shaped frames that have wide nylon edging that offer greater protection from the sun’s rays, while the thicker arms provide great stability and durability. And with a massive seven colors to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect variety to suit you. Men particularly these Chromance frames which are a sporty, wrap-around close-fitting style that combine comfort with protection, and will stay stable and secure when you are active.
Very active individuals often turn to Oakley for their glasses requirements and it’s easy to see why. Their range is designed specifically with sport and high performance in mind and encompasses everything that you need to stay on top of your game when out in the sunshine. The Flight JacketÔ sunglasses are ideal for cycling, running and other fast-paced outdoor pursuits, encompassing an open-edge brow to maximize on the field of vision, whilst also offering superior coverage. If you are looking for a more traditional style pair of sunglasses, the Cohort frame has generously-sized rectangular frames with a full-coverage wrap, ensuring it is suitable for both everyday use as well as an active lifestyle.
With a fearlessly sporty silhouette and oozing class, DITA’s Mach-Eight frames have maximum impact as well as protection. Available in both satin grey with white gold and matte black with yellow gold accents, the 80s style silhouette has a modern twist which you are sure to appreciate. Meanwhile, go big or go home with the Kader sunglasses with their chunky, angular profile with cat-eye and tipped accents that ensure that these frames make a statement wherever you wear them.
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