“For the health of your eyes, we recommend wearing sunglasses when you’re outside, whether it’s summer or winter, sunny or overcast,” says InVision Distinctive Eyewear Owner Anthony Bosca.InVision - ThierryLasry-4

You use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, but did you know that exposure to sunlight can cause certain types of eye cancer and other optical diseases? Squinting in the bright light doesn’t help, and in fact can result in fine lines and wrinkles.

Protect your eyes with Anthony’s five tips:

1. UV Protection. To provide adequate protection for your eyes, sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of UV-A and UV-B rays.

2. Polarization. If you’ve ever squinted at the sun bouncing around the lake or had to look away from the bright reflections in traffic, you know how difficult – and painful – glare can be! Polarized lenses reduce glare by blocking horizontal light waves.

3. Lens Tint. All lens tints are not created equally! Gray and brown are good general purpose tints, but if you’re a skier or snowboarder, you might opt for a rose tint that heightens contrast and depth perception.

Custom eyes clips4. Size. It’s not just a fashion trend! “Oversized sunglasses are a timeless style, but large lenses do much more than accessorize,” explains Anthony. “Bigger lenses protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them from damaging sunlight.”

5. Style. “Not only do we carry a fabulous selection of designer sunglasses, we also offer custom clips that will turn any pair of eyeglasses we offer into suns,” says Anthony. (Pictured, right)

 

Protected eyes are healthy eyes, so stop by one of InVision’s four Twin Cities locations to find your next pair of shades.