Anyone who has been forced to squint against the glaring sun without sunglasses understands how frustrating and potentially dangerous the situation can be. Eyes are sensitive and sunglasses are great ways to comfortably shield them from the sun’s harsh rays. They are also one of fashion’s most enduring accessories. Sunglasses have become an extension of their owner’s personality and passersby can—and do—form instant opinions and judgments of someone based on the type, size and brand she or he is wearing. Today’s sunglasses come in unique designs, styles and even colors including wooden sunglasses, hipster sunglasses, aviators and many more.

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Millions of Americans refuse to go into the sun without first applying sunblock and wearing protective sunglasses is just as important. The air around us contains an abundance of harmful pollutants, dust, gases and smoke, among others which can quickly irritate even the least sensitive eyes. Similarly, continued exposure to the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays has been linked to serious eye ailments—photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye), macular degeneration, pterygium (“Surfer’s Eye”), cataracts and others. The dangers of UV radiation and worsening air quality necessitate the wearing of high-quality sunglasses as a primary line of defense.

Sunglasses are frequently used:

On the Beach

In addition to reducing the glare and rays that are reflected off the water, sunglasses also protect eyes from airborne sand. Sand can be extremely painful and damaging to eyes. Sand’s tiny sands can scratch and potentially cause permanent damage, but sunglasses are an effective way to keep sand out.

In the City

The Environmental Protection Agency and National Weather Service calculate a UV Index for cities across the country. This index expresses the expected amount of harmful radiation that will reach the Earth’s surface at the sun’s highest point. Because of the expanding hole in the Earth’s ozone layer, consistently higher UV Indices and the presence of higher levels of dust and pollutants in city air, sunglasses offer absolutely vital protection. Of course, properly selected sunglasses also complete every skillfully curated outfit!

In the Country

Farmers and ranchers work almost exclusively outdoors, meaning they are constantly exposed to the potentially damaging UV rays. Apart from general protection they provide against these rays, sunglasses also effectively prevent glare while driving farm equipment and machinery.

In order to ensure maximum protection and the highest-quality and most stylish sunglasses, it is important to purchase them from a trusted source. Proof Eyewear is proud of its earned status as a respected market leader. Its products are expertly handcrafted from sustainable materials such as cotton-based acetate, FSC-certified wood and even reclaimed skateboard decks. Proof Eyewear is committed to three principles at each stage in the design, creation and sales processes and beyond: heritage, sustainability and giving back. Finally, trendy eyewear we can feel good about wearing!

About Proof Eyewear:

Proof Eyewear is a recognized and trusted source of some of the best sunglasses on the market. Its creations are sold through its online shop, flagship store in Boise and in over twenty countries across the globe. Proof Eyewear has designed several lines of exclusive eyewear, including its eco, skate, aluminum and wood collections with its popular hipster sunglasses.

For more information, visit Iwantproof.com