On Sunday, 27 June 2021, we’re all wearing our shades because it’s Sunglasses Day! Yes, it might be winter, but the sun is still shining, and whether you’re going for lunch with friends, mountain biking, or sipping tea on the patio, we encourage you to do the same.
Although the origins of sunglasses are unknown, the history stretches way back. In the 14th century in China, judges used smoke-coloured quartz eyewear to mask their emotions, and modern sunglasses, as we know them today, were first marketed by entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk 600 years after that.
However, The Vision Council informed people about the dangers of UV exposure and why wearing sunglasses should be more than just making a fashion statement. So, in honour of this day, we’d like to help you pick sunglasses from Rosebank Mall’s eyewear stores.
Treat yourself to a new pair of sunglasses and coordinate your outfit. Get silly – if your sunglasses are purple, pair them with a purple shirt and purples socks… We know you want to! You can even buy a pair for a best friend, maybe a matching pair as an occasional gift, and post your bestie selfie on social media. #SunglassesDay
Why We Love Sunglasses Day
Well, the first and most obvious reason is that they make you look attractive and fun. A reason is that they cover up and offer a structure of symmetry to your face. Let’s face it, excuse the pun, but no one’s face is perfectly symmetrical, but sunglasses hide that! The second reason for this is that they add an air of mystery, especially if someone can’t see your eye movements.
Sunglasses also protect your vision; even if the sun doesn’t hurt your eyes, UV rays can cause photokeratitis, pingueculae, and permanent retinal damage if you are exposed to them frequently. What do we look for? Sunglasses that protect you from 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB light. It includes UV 400-labelled shades that block all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.
You’re going to love this reason – sunglasses keep you from getting wrinkles. They keep your eyes relaxed and prevents squinting, and they block harmful skin-damaging and cancer-causing UV rays from reaching the sensitive skin around our eyes. Double win for health and looking smashing!
Eyewear at Rosebank Mall
Spec-Savers offers a combination of professional standards and quality eyewear, available at affordable prices. You can visit them in-store or shop online. We’ve picked out one pair of sunglasses for women and one pair for men that we surely adore:
Women’s Escada Sesa02m – R2999.00Men’s Police Spl366m – R1899.00Sunglass Hut offers top brands, the latest trends and exclusive styles of high-quality fashion and performance sunglasses. Browse their website for some women and men must-haves, and pop in today to pick out your taste. Here are our favourites:
Women’s Oakley Prizm Violet – R2270.00
Men’s Arnette Light Grey Mirror Blue – R1310.00
Torga Optical offers a wide range of uniquely styled eyewear at fast and efficient service, and fantastic guarantees in the industry. Match your favourite lenses for mission sport in-store or online. The variety is huge, but here are our picks:
TORGA Mission 3 Black Grey – R3999.00
TORGA Mission 2 Black Blue – R4999.00
Vision Works Optometrists offers excellence and the highest standards of eye care with the ‘Love Your Eyes’ philosophy. Shop sunnies in-store or online; they have – Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue, mõ, and Polaroid. We’ve spotted the following for our next purchase:
Women’s PLD 4067/S YDC – R1030.00
Men’s PLD 2081/S/X 3YG – R1110.00
There are many choices to choose from which will suit your budget, just browse a little we’re sure that you will find your eyemate pair soon. It’s time to channel your inner-cool and slip on those shades on Sunglasses Day, Rosebank!