How to Choose Women’s Sunglasses for Style and Protection

April 22, 2018 11:56 pm14 commentsViews: 394

Most women know that a pair of designer sunglasses is the ultimate accessory, as a pair can quickly and easily take a look from blah to fabulous. But this hot fashion accessory can offer crucial sun protection as well. A good pair of sunglasses will meet a woman’s need for fashion, protect the eyes, and protect the sensitive skin around the eyes.

UV-Protective Shades Shield Eye Area

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can be dangerous not only to the sensitive skin around the eyes, but to the eyes as well. Over the years, unprotected exposure to UV rays can lead to eyelid cancer and cataracts. It may increase the risk of developing macular degeneration, according to WebMD. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60.

How to Read Sunglasses Labels

Sunglasses on the market have a range of protection, from no protection at all to 100% protection. The US Food and Drug Administration recommends purchasing a pair labeled “100% UV protection” or “blocks 100% UVA/UVB.” Steer clear of any unmarked sunglasses, and think twice before buying a pair of knock-offs from a street vendor. Sunglasses without protection can cause damage, as they allow the pupil to dilate, letting in harmful rays.

Choosing a Style for Maximum Protection

According to the FDA, the tint of the sunglasses is irrelevant, because a darker lens is not correlated with its level of protection. As long as your shades offer UV protection, you can choose a rose, light green, or yellow tint. If you like them, choose large and wrap around styles, as they are particularly good at shielding the eyes and surrounding skin.

The Best Designer Frames for Your Face

Of course, sunglasses are not only protective. They are fun and trendy as well. So how do you select a style that will showcase your assets? Consider your face shape. If you have a square face, look for oval or round frames to soften your jawline. Try Coach’s Poppy Gracie sunglasses, which are big, chic and fun. If you have a round face, look for angular frames to sharpen your features, like Banana Republic’s Dory frames. If your face is heart shaped, look for sunglasses that lie close to the temples, as this will add width to your lower face. Try Prada’s Triangle Logo Sunglasses for glamorous style. If you have an oval face, you are lucky, as most any style will look good on your face. Have fun, and try a butterfly frame or some cat eyes. Try the now popular aviators, or Kate Spade’s Soleil frames. Of course, you may also find fabulous, protective, and cheap sunglasses at the drug store.

Women’s Sunglasses Offer Function and Fashion

The sun’s harmful rays greet us every day, regardless of the season. The good news? You now have a excuse to splurge on a great fashion item, with a nod from your ophthalmologist. Grab a friend for fashion advice and select the perfect, protective accessory.

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