June 27th National Sunglasses Day

Are you a movie star? An international spy? A jet-setter? A motorcycle police officer? Well these are all people who make sunglasses a fashion statement. So, by wearing sunglasses you are putting yourself in their world! Oh, and you are protecting your eyes as well. James Ayscough is given credit with creating the first tinted lens for glasses, it was in 1752. They didn’t protect ones eyes but they did help people see things that the sun normally blocked out. The lens was generally blue as it helped filter out the UV rays. There are stories of sharpshooters during the American Civil War wearing sunglasses so they could see their targets better. Now if you have nothing better to do with your money you could buy the Cartier CT00690 sunglasses for $6,595.00. They are made out of metal which I would think would get really hot to wear with the sun beating down on you… but if you have that kind of money, who cares!

How to celebrate – Wear sunglasses! Pretend you are a movie star. Pretend you are an International Spy.

June 27th Sun Glasses Day

Sun glasses are cool, they always have been and they always will be. Sometimes they make a fashion statement, sometimes they help hide our identity and sometimes they let us watch things, or people, and not let them know we are watching.

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However, all things considered, they provide our eyes with protection from the UV rays that can cause eye damage over the years. They can also help keep dust out of our eyes and keep rain from blurring our view. I know sunglasses have been around since at least the American Civil War. Some soldiers, if they were lucky enough, are seen wearing them in old photos.

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And spies wear them to both hide their identity and to watch super secret things going on without those doing it knowing they are watching. They create a disguise… in some cases, not very good disguises but none the less it has some effect.

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But mainly, they just make us look really, really cool. Some are successful, some are not. It really does become a matter of choice. The cooler you are as a person the cooler sunglasses you are going to wear.

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But let’s remember the main thing is to protect your eyes. After all, don’t you want to look in a mirror and see how cool you look? The only way you can do that is to protect them.

How to celebrate – Find the best sunglasses for you. Don’t just buy them, use them! Pretend you are an international spy while you wear your glasses.