National Sunglasses Day 27th June 2022

National Sunglasses Day

National Sunglasses Day is a commemoration day that emphasises the necessity of wearing UV-protective sun wear and sunglasses.

Finding the right pair of sunglasses is vital for year-round style, but in the summer, you’ll be especially grateful for a stylish pair to frame your face, protect your eyes, and elevate your everyday ensembles from zero to hero. Although they are a modest accessory, the perfect frames may have a tremendous impact.

To get you through the summer and beyond, this season’s eyewear trends are all about upgraded classics with a modern edge. From classic aviators to 50s-inspired cat-eye shapes, our professional buying team has curated the trendiest trends to buy in this season.

Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissue.

UV exposure raises your chances of developing cataracts, which cloud the lens of the eye and cause vision loss. It has also been related to macular degeneration, an irreversible condition of the macula, a portion of the retina required for clear vision.

The benefits of wearing your sunglasses

  • Reduce the likelihood of skin cancer
  • Prevents macular degeneration
  • Lower risk of cataracts
  • Reduction of migraines
  • Protection for winter sun glare
  • Protection from debris
  • Clear vision
  • Personal your style


UV risk to Children’s eyes

If your child is outdoors in the summer you may need to think about sunglasses which protect their eyes from UV rays. Our eyes are ten times more sensitive to UV light than our skin and children’s eyes are at the greatest risk of UV damage. Big pupils and clearer lenses mean up to 70 per cent more UV light reaches the retina than in an adult’s eye

Latest figures from World Health Organisation estimate that this lack of natural eye protection combined with the disproportionate amount of time children spend playing outdoors could mean as much as 80% of a lifetimes UV is absorbed into the eye by the time a child reaches the age of 18.