sunglasses44National Sunglasses Day is celebrated each year on June 27.  Celebrate this day with summer’s most popular fashion accessory.

Sunglasses Days is a Shady day for your eyes!!

Summer season is in full swing as we welcome the sun high in the sky!  It can be blindingly bright, thus the reason for a cool pair of shades!

  • Why do people wear sunglasses?  Many reasons, including but not limited to:
  • Do you want to be a movie star?
  • You are looking to hide behind a big dark pair of shades and travel unnoticed through the streets.
  • A little sneaky spy?
  • Fashion statement.
  • Oh, and most importantly, you want to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Did you know that the UV rays from the sun can actually be brighter during the winter months?

 A little history ~

Way back in prehistoric and historic time, Inuit people wore flattened walrus ivory “glasses”.  They would look through the narrow slits to block out harmful reflected rays from the sun.

In 1929, Sam Foster introduced inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses to America.   He began selling them under the name Foster Grant from a Woolworth Store on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Who would have thought that sunglasses would be such a fashion accessory all these years later?

*Sunglasses started to become more popularly widespread in the early 1900s, especially among movie stars (given them something to ‘hide’ behind).  Today many people use big shades to disguise themselves!

*Sunglasses became a fashion accessory in the 1940s and continues on today.

Today, bring out those shades, big or small, round, aviator, colored or any pair to celebrate Sunglasses day and add a little mystery to your day!



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