Sunglasses can do more than making you look good! Wearing sunglasses actually prevents you from many health conditions due to UV rays! There are several medical benefits to wearing sunglasses depending on the medical condition, below are just SOME of the benefits:

  • UV Protection
  • Reduction in headaches and eye strains
  • keep your eyes wet
  • Reduce effects of jet leg! yes im serious,research shows that people who limit  exposure to UV rays during a long overseas trip, effects of jet lag may be greatly reduced.
  • Prevents Cataracts – Blur or cloudy vision (mostly common in senior citizens.
  • Prevents Photokeratitis. Photokeratitis is a sunburn on the eyes.
  • Pinguecula. A non-cancerous eye growth on the white part of the eye that can develop in everyone from kids to seniors.

ok now you must be excited to get yourself a new pair of sunglasses but must be worried at the same time about the type of sunglasses you should get so you don’t become a laughing stock infront of others! In order to choose the perfect fit you must know your face shape:

  • Oval
  • Heart
  • Diamond
  • Square
  • Round
  • Oblong

Oval face: Just like with choosing a haircut, an oval face is the (ahem) “ideal”, meaning that most shapes will suit you.  Go nuts, ye of the blessed face shape!

Round face: You’ll want frames that make your face look longer & slimmer.  Frames that are equal to or a little wider than the broadest part of your face will help achieve this.  You can add some definition by going for frames that are quite angular or rectangular in shape.

Diamond face: As your face is quite angular naturally, oval-shaped sunglasses will soften you.  You can also try gently curved square frames.  You will look best if the frames aren’t any wider than your cheekbones.

Square face: You can reduce the squareness of your face by wearing frames that are soft & curvy while having a strong shape.  Cat’s-eye frames are ideal, as are ovals & round shapes.

Oblong face: Frames shouldn’t extend past the widest area of your face.  You should go for round & square shapes as this will widen & shorten your face.

Triangle/heart shape: The aim is to make the jaw look narrower, & the best way to do this is by accenting the eye area.  Cat’s-eye styles are good as well as metal frames with rimless bottoms

For more info read up this article or go to any sunglasses or optician they should be able to help you! (

Now! im not asking you to go crazy over my research and buy those expensive pair of glasses, the truth is any sun glasses which are able to provide UV protection and are  polarized will be able to help you and your eyes!

BUT!  i dont want you to buy them from those dollar shop as those sunglasses offer no UV protection, you increase your exposure to UV rays. The cheap sunglasses block some of the light, causing your iris to open to allow more light in. This lets in more of the UV light as well, increasing the damage UV light can cause to the retina. DONT worry not all GOOD sunglasses are expensive and NOT all the useless ones are cheap! The prices can range from Less than $20 up to several hundreds, depending on the features and the name! and your budget allowance aswell!

Source: TV, magazines, Google
Photos: Google


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