June 27 is National Sunglasses Day
FUN FACTS ABOUT NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY
National Sunglasses Day is celebrated each year on June 27. It's a day to celebrate summer's most popular - and most important - health and fashion accessory.
Sunglasses help to protect your eyes from harmful UV light.
Dr. Emilio M. Justo and his team at the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center recommend eye protection whenever the sun comes out. It is important that your sunglasses are truly protecting your eyes from the ultraviolet radiation (UV) and blue light, which can cause several different serious eye problems.
We are glad to check out your lenses and help you get summer ready!
Sunglasses became a fashion accessory in the 1940′s.
Way back in prehistoric and historic time, Inuit people wore flattened walrus ivory “glasses." They would look through the narrow slits to block out harmful reflected rays from the sun.*
Sunglasses started to become more popularly widespread in the early 1900′s, especially among movie stars.
In 1929, Sam Foster introduced inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses to America. He began selling them under the name Foster Grant from a Woolworth Store on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.*
Discovered by Edwin H. Land in 1936, polarized sunglasses became available.*
Celebrate National Sunglasses Day with a trip to any of our
Just for Eyes Optical Boutique counters
where you can test your own sunglasses for their sun protection, learn about the difference polarized lenses make, and try out our latest styles for fun.
Protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them with the right sunglasses.
* Fun F
act provided by National Day Calendar research.