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You Better Wear Shades for National Sunglasses Day

This June 27, 2019 is National Sunglasses Day, a day to highlight the importance of protecting your eyes from the sunlight by wearing sunglasses. It also celebrates just how much of a fashion “must have” sunglasses have become in popular culture. Some movie characters just wouldn’t be the same without sunglasses, including Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” (remember him dancing in sunglasses, shirt and tighty-whiteys?), Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Clint Eastwood in the “Dirty Harry” flicks.

On National Sunglasses Day, Protect Your Eyes

While sunglasses are a definite fashion statement, they also serve an important function – they protect your eyes from too much UV light from the sun. This is why most eye doctors suggest you wear them when you’re outside even in the wintertime, even when it is overcast and even when you’ll be outside for just a short period of time. In fact, sunglasses protect your eyes from a variety of eye-related health problems.

Sunglasses also minimize glare, making it easier for you to see when you’re driving or participating in sports in the sunshine. Glare from snow can also cause problems when it reflects the sunlight and magnifies its effects, so you should continue wearing your specs long after National Sunglasses Day has faded into the sunset.

Sunglasses as Fashion Accessory

Of course, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for practicality with sunglasses. Some styles of sunglasses have become iconic fashion accessories over the years, including aviator and Wayfarer styles. At Halloween Empire, our Flyaway Rock and Roll Sunglasses are the epitome of 1950’s fashion. These pretty in pink shades feature a cat’s eye frame studded with rhinestones that are guaranteed to impress. We also offer silver aviator sunglasses just like those worn by policeman and pilots. Our neon sunglasses are the perfect accessory for your next picnic or outdoor concert.

Sunglasses Aren’t the Only Specs Available at Halloween Empire

Sunglasses aren’t the only kind of glasses or specs that make a fashion statement. At Halloween Empire, you can order some groovy hippie glasses if you’re channeling your 1960’s alter ego, or indulge in a pair of rosy-hued Flamingo Sparkle Glasses. You’ll be sure to get the attention you deserve in these fun, festive summer specs on National Sunglasses Day and year round.

Sometimes sunglasses are such a big part of a particular style or character that they’re included in a costume kit because the look wouldn’t be complete without them. Our Hippie Festival Kit, for instance, includes glasses with round frames, an oversized peace sign necklace and a crown of flowers – all essential accessories for a flower power chick!

So please, protect your vision and your eye health by wearing sunglasses not only on National Sunglasses Day, but year round. We care about your eyes and your health and want you to protect them properly. Order a pair our sunglasses if you don’t already have a pair you love and be sure to spread the word about the importance of wearing shades when you’re outside.

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