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How to chose the Right Pair Of Sunglasses Plus 4 Stylish Options For Spring

When did you last replace your sunglasses?

When we think about sun protection, we often give plenty of thought to slapping on some sunscreen and pulling on a hat. Our eyes often don’t get the same consideration, but they really absolutely should!

stylish sunglasses for spring

 

Just like UV radiation can damage your skin, it can also cause both short-term eye problems and permanent eye damage. One of the best ways to protect your eyes is by choosing a pair of safe and stylish sunglasses and wearing them whenever you’re outdoors.

Stylish sunglasses don’t need to be expensive to be effective, but they do need to provide adequate sun protection. A recent study has also shown that we should be replacing our sunnies every two years. Rays from the sun damage lenses over time – meaning they gradually let more UV light through and provide less protection.

Without adequate UV filters, your eyes are exposed, and the damage can cause long-term, irreversible harm to your vision.

Choosing the right pair of sunglasses

If you’re due for a new pair of sunglasses, here’s what the Cancer Council recommends you look for. Make sure your sunglasses:

  • Meet the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003. The Standard has five categories of sun protection, ranging from 0 (very low sun-glare protection, some UV protection) to 4 (very high sun-glare reduction, good UV protection).
  • Are labelled ‘category 2’ or higher on the swing tag. These sunglasses absorb 95% of UV radiation.
  • Are wrap around and close fitting, and have large lenses, which help to reduce reflected UV radiation and glare that can pass around the edge of sunglasses.

4 Stylish And Affordable Sunglasse Options For Spring

1.Cancer Council Mollymook Wayfarer Sunglasses, $49.95

Stylish sunglasses for spring

Offering the highest available Eye Protection Factor of 10 in a classic, wayfarer shape.

  • Category 3 lens – maximum UV protection
  • Cancer Council Polarised Lenses reduce highly reflective glare –
  • Comply with the mandatory requirements of the Australian and New Zealand Standards for sunglasses and fashion spectacles

Buy them from the Cancer Council

2. Seafolly Tortola, $79.95

Stylish sunglasses for spring

Stylish and safe, the new season Seafolly Tortola features a cats eye design with oversized lens.

  • Category 3 lens – maximum UV protection
  • Comply with the Australian and New Zealand mandatory requirements and standards for sunglasses and fashion spectacles
  • 1 year warranty from the date of your purchase that covers all manufacturing faults.

Buy them from Seafolly

3. Target Fiorelli Catwalk Sonette Sunglasses, $49

Target-sunglasses

 

These sunglasses feature a classic style with unique metal detailing.

  • Category 3 lens
  • High sun glare reduction
  • These sunglasses comply with the mandatory requirements of the Australian & New Zealand Standard for sunglasses & fashion spectacles

Buy them from Target

4. Armani Exchange ‘Forever Young’ Sunglasses, $149.95

Stylish sunglasses for spring

Super stylish, aviator style sunglasses from the Armani diffusion line.

  • Category 3 lens
  • High sun glare reduction
  • These sunglasses comply with the mandatory requirements of the Australian & New Zealand Standard for sunglasses & fashion spectacles

Buy them from Sunglass Hut

Now get the rest of your outfit sorted with more fashion tips here.