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All About Sunglasses

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It is believed that the earliest reference to sunglasses, dates back to China and Rome

According to Museum of Vision, in Italy between 1269-1289, eyeglasses were worn by monks and scholars, held by hand in front of the eyes or balanced on the nose. Want to learn more about eyes and the science of vision, visit the Museum of Vision- Education. This is also a great resource for teachers.

Sunglasses indeed are fashionable, but their importance should be underscored. They (quality sunglasses) protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, thus preventing sun damage. When shopping for sunglasses, it is imperative to look for sunglasses that block 99 - 100% of all UV light. Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology. How to tell if the glasses are made properly.
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According to Ranker, these are the best designer sunglasses. This list includes Ray-Ban, which was founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, and is the world's leading performer of sunglasses and eyewear. Ranker rates Ray-Ban as the number one brand.
Aviator Sunglasses by Ray-Ban
Maui Jim and Oakley were ranked second and third, respectively.
  • Oakley is based in Lake Forest, California and is a reputable manufacturer of top performing sports products, including sunglasses.
  • Maui Jim was founded in 1980 in Lahaina, Hawaii and is the inventor of the PolarizedPlus2® lens
Other reputable sunglasses manufacturers include:
  •  Revo is a reputable eyewear store that was established in 1985 and uses lens technology per NASA standards. If you are looking for advanced polarized sunglasses, Revo is an option
  • Electric is a global, premium sport and lifestyle accessory store
  • United Shades is the place for the most the famous and exclusive designer sunglasses and eyeglasses for men and women
  • Sunglass Hut is part of the Italian-based Luxottica Group, known to be the largest eyewear company in the world
  • Solstice Sunglasses sells an array of fashion sunglasses, including sports sunglasses, designer sunglasses, and luxury eyewear
  • Mykita offers a collection of high-end eyewear.  Mykita eyewear collections can be found in Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Copenhagen, Monterrey, Cartagena, Zurich, Zermatt, Vienna and Tokyo
  • Eyeconic offers a huge selection of designer sunglasses and eyewear. Eyeconic is the only online eyewear retailer to partner with a network of 40,000 doctors.
  • Warby Parker is an American online retailer of eyewear and sunglasses. Founded in 2010, according to the Fast Company, it was founded to build a business that could solve problems, instead of creating them
    Warby Parker Sunglasses
  • Cutler and Gross is a British luxury eyewear brand founded in 1969
  • Shwood is the maker of skillfully designed sunglasses made from wood.
Retailers of sunglasses include:
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