Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Summer Vacation

Getting ready for that long-awaited summer vacation? You’ve got your travel plans and outfits squared away, but have you thought about your eyewear? Just as essential as your swanky summer attire, the right pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses can not only elevate your look but also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. In this guide, we will explore some summer vacation eyewear trends and essential tips to help you make an informed choice.


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Your Face Shape

When it comes to sunglasses, one size does not fit all. The first step to finding the perfect pair is understanding your face shape. Whether you have a round, oval, square, or heart-shaped face, there’s a sunglass style that will complement your features perfectly. Here’s a handy guide to help you determine your face shape and the styles that suit you best.

  • Round face: Look for geometric or rectangular frames to add some angles to your soft curves.
  • Oval face: Almost any style works. Just make sure the frames are as wide as the broadest part of your face.
  • Square face: Round or oval frames will provide a nice contrast to your strong jawline.
  • Heart-shaped face: Bottom-heavy frames or styles with round edges are your best bet.


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Sunglass Trends

Now that you know what style suits your face shape, let’s explore some of the trendiest sunglasses to sport this summer.

  • Cat-eye sunglasses: With their retro vibe, cat-eye sunglasses add a touch of glamor to any outfit. Try a pair with colorful lenses for a modern twist.
  • Aviator sunglasses: This classic style is a staple for both men and women. Choose a pair with mirrored lenses for a contemporary look.
  • Vintage sunglasses: Everything old is new again. From 70’s oversized frames to 90’s tiny sunglasses, vintage is the way to go.


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Protecting Your Eyes

When choosing sunglasses for your summer vacation, make sure they offer 100% UV protection to shield your eyes from harmful sun rays. Polarized sunglasses are a great choice for reducing glare, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time near water or on the road. For additional convenience, consider photochromic lenses that darken in sunlight and become clear indoors. Browse our full collection of sunglasses to find the pair that suits your style.

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Ivan Yong

Dr. Ivan Yong is an optometrist with over 12 years of experience in the optical industry. He earned his doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry and has practiced in multiple settings, including private practice, community health, and ophthalmology. Dr. Yong aims to expand access to affordable eyewear and improve eye health worldwide.