Sunglasses are primarily a form of protective eyewear, protecting wearers from bright sunlight and cancelling out harmful UV rays from the sun. However, sunglasses have also become an essential fashion accessory item, with a huge selection of trendy styles available in the designer sunglasses range.
Here are 3 of the leading designer brands for fashionable sunglasses.
Oakley produces a range of sporting equipment ranging from sport visors, ski goggles to watches and most famously for their line up of sunglasses. With decades of experience, research and development – Oakley sunglasses blend smart technology, performance and style. Oakley holds over 575 patents worldwide and its innovations include High Definition Optics® (HDO®) – a superior lens clarity that minimizes eye shift to readjust focus as it tends to happen with lower quality lenses.
Oakley sunglasses also benefit from the three-point-fit system which ensures the sunglasses only ever touch the bridge of your nose and the side temples of your head for greater comfort and convenience.
Ray Ban Sunglasses
Ray-Ban was founded by Bausch & Lomb after an adventurous Lieutenant John MacCready complained of sun damage to his eyes after a balloon flying trip. Bausch & Lomb registered a patent in 1937 on a prototype dubbed ‘Anti-Glare’ for lenses which would filter out infrared and UV rays from the sun.
Ray Ban went on to develop their technology further for the US Air Force and today is one of the leading designer sunglasses brands, helped to its iconic status by celebrities including the Beatles and featured in a number of blockbuster movies ranging from Top Gun to Men in Black.
Ray Ban has a long history of over 70 years in the design and manufacture of sunglasses and currently produces its popular range of sunglasses in 7 series:
- Active Lifestyle
- High Street
- Fast and Furious
The Police brand was launched in Italy in 1983 as a specialist designer sunglasses company – in later years, it launched a range of perfumes in ’97 and Police watches in 2003. It eventually produced a range of apparel in 2008 but the Police brand has most famously been known for its stylish sunglasses that have been sported by many celebrities from the likes of David Beckham, Bruce Willis, and George Clooney to various fashion icons throughout the years.
Did You Know..?
In space, sunlight is more intense and harmful than on Earth. During space walks, astronauts wear a special helmet that acts like a pair of sunglasses – the visor has a darker lens and a thin gold coating for extra protection from the much higher levels of Ultra Violet radiation.Referencehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunglasses