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Styles of Designer Sunglasses

28th May 2013

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Many people look forward to picking out a new pair of sunglasses from the many styles of designer sunglasses available. From aviators and wraparounds, to California Classics and cat eye sunglasses, there is something for everyone to keep your eyes safe and look good all year round.

Aviator sunglasses with their typical large, mirrored lenses are one of the most recognized styles of sunglasses. Popularized in modern culture by General Douglas MacArthur in the Second World War and Tom Cruise in the movie "Top Gun", the polarized lenses often used in this style of sunglasses helps to increase the detail that you can see while effectively cutting glare by blocking the transmission of horizontal light. This function and style makes them the sunglasses of choice among pilots and law enforcement officers as well as civilian folk.

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Plastic framed styles like the black California Classics introduced by Ray-Ban in the l950's, and made famous by the likes of James Dean and Roy Orbison, are still popular today. Their 100% anti-reflective lenses are typically wider at the top than the bottom to help protect against hazardous blue light, while still delivering a look of cool sophistication.


The single, semi-circular lens covering both eyes inside a plastic frame makes the clean design of wrap-around sunglasses a popular choice for many sports enthusiasts, while the pointed edges creating a cat eye shape in both small and large frames of various colours continues to be a popular sunglass style among women since the l960's.

Regardless of the style you choose, it's important that designer sunglasses fit well. Check to make sure they have an even weight on your nose and behind your ears and that your eyelashes don't rub up against the frames.

The health of your eyes should be a number one priority and that's why you need to look for a UV protection sticker on any pair of designer sunglasses you select. This way you can be sure that your eyes will be protected from the sun's harmful UVB and UVA rays. While every style of designer sunglasses should provide wearers with the best in quality eye protection, their individual signature is what will make them standout in any crowd.