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10 reasons it’s worth it to get your kids great sunglasses

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Got a little sidekick who likes borrowing your sunglasses? Be sure to encourage that behavior. In fact, it’s worth it to get your kids great sunglasses of their own. Here’s why: Ever notice how much kids squint in the sun? Sometimes they even get upset on a bright day. That’s because a kid’s eyes allow about 70% more light to reach the retina than an adult’s eyes, putting their retinas at greater risk. Blue eyes are especially sensitive to UV light. Eyes can get sunburnt without any obvious symptoms. Unlike a sunburn, which itches and may even hurt, prompting you...

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4 reasons why mirrored sunglasses aren't just for posers

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Every summer the interwebs swirl with this question: Are mirrored sunglasses just for posers? For anyone who’s ever been creeped out by some aviator-wearing poolside dork, the answer is yes. Mirrored shades prevent people from seeing your eyes, and while that can seem mysterious and even romantic, wearing them in some situations runs the risk of making you look like a douche. “Being a douche makes you look like a douche, the sunglasses...shirt...haircut... they're all just accessories. If you ARE a douche, you will look like one and it won't matter what you wear - YOU CAN'T HIDE IT.” “…...

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Pastel-tinted shades – not just for Easter!

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Gorgeous pastel shades, straight out of the Easter bunny's basket!

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Which should you spend more on – sunscreen or sunglasses?

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Summer – carefree and whimsical, free and easy! Okay, not so free. Summer brings some expenses with it. There’s travel to the beach or the lake, a good bathing suit or three, a great-looking towel. It adds up. But one thing you don’t want to stint on is protection from the sun. That means investing in a high-SPF sunscreen and a UV400-protective pair of shades. How much should you spend? Sunscreen can run you anywhere from $7 to $50 and up. If you’ve been slathering up for many years, you likely have a favorite brand or two, or you can...

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How to get the look of luxury without breaking the bank

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Like all commodities, sunglasses can get expensive—really expensive. Take these luxury shades designed by Barton Perriera. Pink lenses framed by 2.85 carats of Lugano pink diamonds, or brown lenses in leopard-print frames with 3.59 carats of yellow and black diamonds. Both styles ring in at $27,000. Who doesn’t have $27,000 lying around? If it turns out Lugano diamond sunnies aren’t in your budget, fear not. You can still get the look of luxury and have money to spare. If you love intricate frames and pink lenses, try these gorgeous goth mirrored sunglasses with skull detail. Yours for $39.99 (spend the...

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