Everyone knows that a stylish pair of designer sunglasses is the perfect essential to protect your eyes from the bright summer sun. However, wearing sunnies in winter is actually just as important for your eye health! So, don’t just tuck away your favourite pair of shades just because the temperature is dropping.
Here are some of our top reasons why sunglasses should be amongst your must-have accessories for the colder season, this year.
Safeguard Your Eyes
The sun sits lower in the sky during winter which leads to more direct exposure of UV rays than in the summer season. This means that this ultraviolet radiation can damage your cornea, lens and other parts of your eyes including the eyelid skin. This sun exposure can be a contributing factor to certain types of cataracts and muscular degeneration. Yes, that’s right, you’ll never be able to lay your eyes on a beautiful Chanel bag again! Scary, we know.
Whether you’re going for a quick stroll along the Promenade or soaking up the winter sun with a cup of hot chocolate on a lounge chair, never ever forget your designer sunglasses! They don’t only block out the haters, but the sun damage too!
Sunglasses act as a mirror from the sun’s glare. What’s more is that they protect you from dust, wind, debris, ice, even the snow! ‘Snow blindness’ refers to painful, temporary vision loss due to the overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. So, don’t forget your shades the next time you’re on a skiing vacation!
Mirror sunglasses offer a lot of UV protection as they reflect the sun ray’s right back! Not only do they offer more protection, but they’re also oh-so-stylish. We love the way our favourite fashionista’s Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner rock them.
Improve Your Vision With Designer Sunglasses
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, when the sun is up, we bet you’re squinting! The winter sun is a stunner, but it can easily be overwhelming. By now, everyone knows that the sun’s UV rays can sustain damage outdoors as well as indoors. So, when the sun’s up, be sure to put those sunnies on.
The harsh sun rays can even lead to temporary blindness. You know, that feeling like you’re being momentarily blinded or like our sight is getting worse within a few moments. How to beat this? We bet you already know. Sunglasses are the answer!
They make you see clearer and reduce your squinting, watery eyes and moreover, they prevent your eyes from losing the precious moisturiser we call tears. Your favourite pair of Prada shades will make you feel like your sight has improved. Try it and see (quite literally!).
Did you know that squinting causes wrinkles? This is due to repeated movements (squinting) which cause the muscles around the eyes to form ‘dynamic wrinkles’ and lines that occur due to the motion. Over time, this can cause etching such as creases and wrinkles around the eyes even when you’re not squinting. So, wear your sunnies even in winter! Trust us, you’ll be thanking us in 10 years.
We’re obsessed with the fact that Jeffree Star is always wearing huge designer sunglasses. According to the make-up and fashion mogul, wearing oversized designer sunglasses is how he slows down the ageing process! Who wouldn’t want that? Stay fresh and look fly with these Gucci sunglasses that he’s rocking! (Pssst, Gucci sunglasses are available at Luxity of course! We’re your plug 😉)
Reduce Dry Eye, Eyestrain & Headaches
We all feel that the dry winter air is upon us. Most people stock up moisturiser, hand cream and lip balm but people often forget that your eyes can get dry too, especially when we’re outside in the cold winter weather.
When our eyes are exposed to direct sunlight, they become tired, tense and also cause headaches. In the human eye, the pupil is the leader. This means that it controls how much light can get to the eye retina in the back of an eye. Our eye retinas are extremely light-sensitive.
Therefore, when bright light enters our eyes, the pupils constrict trying to protect the retina from too much light striking into it. However, if the light is too bright, the pupil is not able to constrict enough to cut down the light exposure to an acceptable level. Therefore, we squint as our eyes attempt to reduce the amount of light entering our eyes which could cause eyestrain and headaches.
Sunglasses protect us from eyestrain as they act as a shield for our eyes – they will protect them no matter what. Whatever style shades you’re into, do NOT forget to pack along your knockaround designer sunglasses in your purse. And if they’re not designer then what are you doing honey!
Oversized sunglasses are the perfect way to protect your eyes from dust particles, debris and other environmental elements that come into contact with your precious lookers.
Make A Fashion Statement With Designer Sunglasses!
Feeling tired? Sunglasses.
Trying to avoid your boss on the weekend? Sunglasses!
Got some Botox work done recently? (don’t worry, we don’t judge 😉) Yup, you guessed it . . . Sunglasses are always the answer!
As if you need any more reason to wear your shades in winter – they’re the perfect fashion statement too! Experiment with different styles, colours and designer brands.
Strut your stuff this weekend like you’re a celebrity avoiding the paparazzi with different designer sunglasses. We don’t know about you, but wearing designer sunglasses just gives us a confidence boost and an air of mystery that no other fashion accessory can.
You might be wondering . . . “But where can I get the perfect designer sunglasses to suit my face and style aesthetic?” At Luxity of course! We offer a wide range of designer sunnies from trendy micro-sunglasses (made popular by another fashionista, Bella Hadid) to oversized and mirror-glass shades – we have it all! Check it out and shop now.