Sunglasses! Does Fashion Compromise Your Eye Protection?


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With models and movie celebrities showing off their trendy attire including the types of sunglasses they wear, a question that comes to my mind is, “are they becoming more of a fashion statement than protection for your eyes?"

All you have to do is turn on the television, and famous stars are spotted wearing the hottest brands of eyewear, such as sunglass styles from Gucci, Ray Ban, Oakley, Serengeti, Christian Dior, Armani, Silhouette, and the list goes on.

There are even websites that list famous movie stars and music singers that are wearing a certain brand and style of sunglass frames. For example: A certain site lists many of these actors, actresses, and singers below!

Celebrities And Their Favourite Collection of eyewear!

  • Alex Curran, and Paris Hilton wear – Christian Dior - Dior Schlak 2

  • Angelina Jolie – Gucci 1789

  • Anna Friel, Courtney Cox - Giorgio Armani 205s, and Renee Zellweger - Giorgio Armani 208s

  • Ben Affleck, Elle Macpherson, Gwen Stefani, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Penelope Cruz all were wearing – RayBan 3025

  • Nicole Kidman – Oakley - M Frame

  • Djibril Cisse – Oakley - Thump Polarised MP3 256MB

    Depending on who may be your favourite, or not so favourite actor, if any of the sunglass styles above appeal to you, then more than likely you’re going to want to buy them. So let’s take a look at the designer glasses and sport lenses above and do a brief summary of their benefits and features and find out if they not only hold up to their fashion flare, but also to the vision protection that is so important for your precious eyes.

    Christian Dior: Are a must for the fashion conscious person! They’re known to be the ultimate in luxury fashionable lenses. Each Dior product is made with detailed and intricate Italian craftsmanship that represents a work of art. The original Dior series including the Dior Schlak1 and 2 offer beauty and style, and the features provide scratch/impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses, lightweight frames, and provide 100% UV protection.

    Gucci: Worn by some of the most famous and beautiful people, such as Angelina Jolie, Grace Kelly, Peter Sellers, and Audrey Hepburn. Gucci sunglasses are known to offer a sexy and sleek look and feel with quality Italian materials and craftsmanship. This select eyewear allows you to create your own sense of style, but also offers top quality lenses with 100% protection from UVA/UVB rays.

    Giorgio Armani: Made exclusively in Italy, Giorgio lenses and frames exude exquisite taste and glamour! Combined with their class and elegant look, they provide the person wearing these quality lenses complete peace-of-mind that the 100% UVA/UVB protective lens will block the sun and protect their precious vision.

    Ray Ban: The best selling sunglass brand worldwide going into their fourth decade, Ray Ban’s are a true favourite among the elite! Ranging in a wide variety of styles including the popular 3025 model, which consists of a lightweight durable metal frame with lenses offering complete 100% UV protection with their unique optical clarity. This original lens product is in a class of it’s own, and I can see why it has the highest level of recognition in designer eyewear!

    Oakley: Best known for their superior style and un-paralleled innovation in eye- protection! I’m sure you will find many stars under the moon fashioning this sophisticated eye wear technology!

    It’s no surprise Nicole Kidman has been seen sporting a pair of Oakley M Frames, and when image is just as important as protecting her vision, then this precision line of lenses would definitely be on the top of many celebrity lists.

    Ranging from the Oakley M frame Hybrid, to the M frame strike, you will find these glasses provide impact resistant polycarbonate material that are very light in weight with exceptional 100% UVA/UVB shield. With interchangeable lens options in a variety of colors, these polarized and Iridium coated lenses will have you looking fantastic while reducing nasty glare.

    Fashion and technology have come full circle, and many reputable designer and sports eyewear suppliers have recognized this trend. The sunglass once produced for eye-care purposes only have now become an important declaration of your sole individual character and distinctive vogue flair, which many of your favourite rock and movie celebrities have embraced in their image.

    About the author: William is the owner and the author of “1st In Cool Eyewear" available at A great source for cool sunglasses and a wide variety of sunglasses available online. Find and compare sunglass sites for Oakley sunglasses, Polarized sunglasses, discount sunglasses, designer sunglasses, and sport sunglasses all in one convenient location.

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