Why Sunglasses are Important… Yes, They Actually Have a Purpose

September 6, 2015


Have you ever wondered why sunglasses are important?

Frankly, me neither lol.

BUT they actually do serve a purpose! Like a really good and important purpose too.

While most of us view sunglasses as a mere fashion accessory, google ‘why sunglasses are important’ and you’ll find a slew of fascinating info (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration but that’s why I’m here to sum it up for ya instead). I admit, I do use my big sunglasses as a fashion accessory but they do have fantastic benefits too!

The sun can actually damage all parts of your eye (the white, retina, iris, lens and cornea). And while just chilling in shade blocks out 50% of UV rays, sunglasses (and sunscreen!) can block out 90-100%.

Believe it or not, the benefits of polarised sunglasses are quite amazing. Wearing sunglasses that have polarised lenses and say “UV400” (like the ones shown above) can prevent the sun from causing you any harm. But if left unprotected (and only in extreme cases) the sun can:

+ basically sunburn your eye
+ mess up your vision due to an inability to adjust to light changes
+ cloud vision
+ yellow the white of your eye




But again: those only happen in serious cases, although turns out people with blue eyes actually are more susceptible to eye damage caused by UV rays.

So how to find the perfect pair?! Take these Goodtimes Oceanworn Hawaii Sunglasses for example.

They’ve got everything you should look for:

+ polarised lenses
+ UV400 (this means they actually absorb UVA and UVB rays)
+ have grey coloured lenses (they’re the best for seeing colours normally)
+ no vision distortion
+ reduce reflection from water, windshields, etc.
+ super good looking!!

And when should you wear them? Well, in addition to always, you should definitely wear them during the summer (radiation is 3 times higher!), near water and at high elevations.

So if you find yourself near a mountain-top lake in July, please wear some sunglasses.

You can snag a pair at Kawwa.at (it’s a super cool, little Austrian boutique). These sunglasses come in a snazzy carrying-bag and even passed the bag test (you know, that thing you do when you throw sunglasses in your bag praying they won’t break…..).

And you, my awesome reader, get 10% off with the code PIAS#2015. Happy End of Summer!

Did you know sunglasses were this important? Which Kawwa sunglasses are your favourite?!

*This post was sponsored by Kawwa.at*

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  • Dani | Awesome in Manila September 7, 2015 at 01:05

    For brooders like me, sunglasses provide good protection from awkward eye contacts with strangers. Haha. That’s pretty much all the reason I wear sunglasses in the morning on the way to work.
    It is a really snazzy pair you got there!

  • Romantiquely September 7, 2015 at 15:09

    Even more reasons to wear sunnies, woo! Fabulous post dear. 😀 I’ll definitely check the site out, can’t have enough sunnies especially because where I live it’s super sunny all the time! xxxxx


  • Ela BellaWorld September 7, 2015 at 20:39

    I mostly carry them around with me unless it is like snowing or raining a lot haha 🙂 Also they are good camouflage for tired eyes in the mornings 🙂 That one looks really stylish and cool!


  • Jennifer Jayne September 8, 2015 at 11:47

    I always have sunglasses in my bag and car just in case.

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • Hilary September 18, 2015 at 07:04

    Yas! I agree with you 100% sunnies are incredibly important! Do you want to support each other’s blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x



  • Marian October 6, 2015 at 03:56

    Make sure your sunglasses are not only for fashion but also have UV protection. Wearing and carrying sunglasses are one of my habit, I think I’m incomplete without it! 🙂


    Marian @ http://www.eo-executiveoptical.com/