When you get a new pair of fashionable sunglasses, it's tempting to want to wear them as often as possible--and who can blame you? Fortunately, there are plenty of places to wear sunglasses. In fact, you’ll be doing your eyes a huge favor by wearing your new sunglasses to the places listed below:
1 - In the Car
With harmful glare coming at you from the sky, the road, the hood of your car, and even the other cars around you, driving can be very hard on your eyes. In fact, we recommend that you always wear sunglasses while you’re driving during daylight hours, both for your safety in the moment and for your long-term eye health.
Polarized sunglasses are particularly helpful while you’re driving because they help to cut out glare. They can even help you to see better during misty and foggy conditions. Since wearing sunglasses while driving is so important, we recommend keeping a pair in your vehicle at all times.
2 - At the Beach
Sunglasses and the beach go together like warm mittens and snowfall--and not only will you look stylish at the beach with your new sunglasses, but you’ll also be protecting your corneas from sun damage.
UV damage can lead to a host of eye ailments, including cataracts, keratitis, and even total blindness. Additionally, sunglasses can protect your eyes from other dangers at the beach, such as dust, sand, and even projectiles like frisbees and footballs. Do your eyes a favor and always keep them protected while you’re at the beach.
3 - On the Mountain
While we usually remember to wear sunglasses when we’re outside in the summer, it’s just as important to wear them during wintertime activities like skiing and snowboarding.
Glare is a big problem for skiers and snowboarders, but polarized sunglasses can easily correct this problem. Sunglasses can also help to increase contrast, allowing you to more easily see the bumps and dips ahead of you. If you’re concerned about increasing contrast, choose sunglasses with rose, brown, or amber lenses. Sunglasses will also protect your eyes from wind and ice particles that may fly up into your face as you ride down the mountain.
4 - On the Boat
When you participate in water sports like wakeboarding, water skiing, fishing, and sailing, your eyes can take a lot of abuse. Not only are they subject to UV rays from above, but they also have to deal with the sun reflecting up from the water below.
Did you know that polarized sunglasses help you to more clearly see what’s underneath the surface of the water? Fishing can cause a lot of strain on the eyes. Polarized sunglasses protect against serious exposure to UV rays and eliminate reflective glare. Good-quality polarized lenses filter light, allowing you to see deeper into the water--no more blaming your eyes for letting the big one get away!
5 - To the Game
A day spent watching sports can be a lot of fun, but if you’ve ever come home with a headache or eye strain, it could be because your eyes weren’t protected.
It’s not uncommon to see people squinting at ballgames. They’re trying to focus on small objects from a distance, and they’re often looking into the sun. Additionally, your eyes might feel fine toward the beginning of the game, but as daylight fades, you might be looking right into the sun. Make sure you take your sunglasses with you to the game--you'll see every bit of the action, and your eyes will thank you for it later.
Ready to buy your next pair of sunglasses online? At our online shop, you’ll find women’s sunglasses, men’s sunglasses, and unisex sunglasses in a wide variety of styles and colors. You can also try on our fashionable sunglasses at one of our pop-up shops.
Don’t be caught in one of these places without your sunglasses. Protect your eyesight, and look stylish while you’re at it!