Summer is Here: Wear Your Sunglasses, for Fashion & Eye Health w/Giveaway

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Me relaxing by the pool in my shades!

Today is National Sunglasses Day. Everyone loves sunglasses. The main purpose of wearing them is to protect our eyes. But that is not all. We love them because they make us look cool. No reason to not be fashionable while also caring about the health of our eyes.

I have admitted some of my addictions too you before. Here goes another… sunglasses! In the summer I tend to wear my contacts more so that I can wear my cute, fashionable sunglasses. I probably have about 8 pair. I don’t usually pay much for them because I am afraid of losing them, or breaking them, but I make sure that I have several pair to choose from. I believe that I own purple, pink (of course), black, white, brown, and a couple more.

Did you know that there is more to picking sunglasses than just how great they look? It is important to get the correct type so that you have full protection. Here are some tips for choosing the right pair:


  • UV protection is important. Look for the 100% UVA/UVB sticker on the sunglasses.
  • If you have a problem with glare, try polarized lenses. They help eliminate glare and help with clarity. This especially helps during trips to the beach which are frequent in the summer.
  • Try photochromic lenses. We have all heard of transitions lenses. Transitions are photochromic lenses that change from light to dark in sunlight for convenient sun protection. You don’t have to worry about changing your glasses. They do all of the work.


What is UV? Why do we need protection from it?

UV stands for UltraViolet radiation. Sunlight is the main source of UV rays. There are different types of UV.  However, all types can damage different parts of your eyes leading to things like macular degeneration and cataracts.

It is better to be safe than sorry. Wear your UV protection sunglasses at all times when out playing this summer.

For more information on UV Damage please check out the below video:


More helpful links:


The Giveaway

One lucky reader will win one pair of designer sunglasses to protect their eyes and be fashionable this summer. To win simply leave a comment below telling me whether or not you wear your sunglasses every day.

Contest will run until Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:59pm.


Disclosure: This post is part of my involvement as a VSP Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

  • Tomasz Bełdowski

    I heard that the Rayban sunglasses are currently in vogue, so I’m not surprised that so many people wears it. But do you know how cheap they are in fact? Check them at !

  • Abigail Mae Prescott

    I wear glasses everyday since it provides me better vision. Moreover, some frames provide amazing styles that can complement my style. I bought my glasses at .

  • Abigail Mae Prescott

    Wearing sunglasses is actually a necessity nowadays. It is not just for fashion purposes but also for protecting your eyes. Experts from actually emphasize this to their clients. So, everyone must wear sunglasses everyday.

  • Mike Dalton

    Everyday!!! Rain or shine 🙂


  • Amy Pullifrone

    I do wear mine everyday…i hate when I forget them

  • Kelster

    I should wear them everyday but I don’t.

  • susan

    I try to wear it every day however I should be doing a better job!

  • Laura Page-Hamelin

    I cannot leave home without my sunglasses. I have super sensitive eyes, even today I had to wear sunglasses in the overcast, rainy weather! I am just like you, I have about 8 different pairs (minor addiction or obsession). Not only are they helpful, but super stylish too!

  • Celeste

    Yep! I wear sunglasses daily — here in Florida, you especially need them every day!

  • The Get Fit Diva

    Love these tips on finding the right pair of sunglasses! I pretty much wear sunglasses every day!