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Whether you go for a classic, Risky Business-style Wayfarer or the mirrored shades celebs are loving right now, you need to be sure they protect your peepers. First, make sure your shades have 100% UV protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays—this is the most important thing you can do to save your eyes. You can further protect yourself with oversized and wraparound frames that offer more coverage to protect the soft tissue around your eyes (which can help prevent wrinkles). Finally, you have the option of choosing polarized lenses, which make it easier to see in very bright conditions and can keep eyestrain at bay.
If you are lucky enough to be jetting off to a warm tropical destination this spring break, then we sincerely envy you.We are sure you won’t forget to pack your beach essentials—a swimsuit or two, plenty of sun lotion, and a cool pair of shades. If you happen to be in the market for the latter, then consider one of the most iconic all-American styles—the aviator.Its history dates back to the 1930s, when lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb was asked by the U.S. Air Force to design a special lens to prevent pilots’ headaches caused by the sun’s glare at high altitudes. The result, as you may have guessed, is the now-classic aviator lens shape that Ray Ban later introduced to the general public.
The Wayfarer is one of the most iconic sunglasses shapes out there, strong enough to support a million variations on the original. Which is exactly why Ray-Ban decided to bring a little ’60s style into the mix with the cult-classic Meteor. If you missed it the last couple of times it came around, worry not: It’s back today for an extremely limited time and in a painfully limited edition as the third installment of its Ray-Ban Reloaded line of rare reissues.Ray-Ban’s website and select flagship stores are now stocking the Meteor in three colorways: Shiny Black with black lenses, Shiny Havana with brown gradient lenses, and Shiny Striped Havana with lenses in the greenish-brown B15 tint. The two tortoiseshell variants exude vintage Hollywood attitude, while the black-on-black option giving off heavy jazz vibes.Most Brazilians wear the same pair every day for about two years, the study notes, yet it has not been proven that lenses maintain the same level of protection after that type of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The findings may have implications for the sunglass industry in the United States, as well. There is no current recommendation for when, exactly, people should retire their old pairs—and protecting eyes from the sun is important anywhere in the world, as UV exposure can lead to cataracts, retina damage, and other long-term eye problems and vision loss.