Consumer Guide to Sunglasses
Browse the Table of Contents below, or brush up on the basics with our Sunglasses FAQs.
Table of Contents
UV Radiation and Eye Health Dangers - Sponsored Section
Learn about the variety of eye problems caused by overexposure to UV radiation and how you can protect your eyes.
Many parents don't think about sunglasses for their children, but experts say that sun damage to the eye is cumulative over a person's lifetime. Learn the best ways to protect your kids; plus, the top trends in kids' sunglasses.
Designer and Celebrity Sunglasses
Designer styles, often branded with celebrity names such as Armani, can be found in high end boutiques or department stores.
Eye Doctor Q&A
Our advisory board members answered these questions about sunglasses and UV light.
What's in style now: up-to-the-minute sunglasses you can find in stores.
The latest styles range from retro aviators, gradients and John Lennon sunglasses to dramatic plastics, specialty metals, wraparounds and futuristic shields.
- Wear glasses? Solar Shield "fits overs" and clip-ons are the sun-protection-solution for eyeglass wearers
- Do you know your UV Risk? Learn about daily activities that threaten your eye health
- TheraTears eye drops help eyes function at their best. Get a coupon worth $2!
Thinking About Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses? - Sponsored Section
Take this brief assessment to find out which options are right for you.
Performance sunglasses leave your street shades far behind in terms of flexibility, durability, non-slip materials and high-quality lenses. Find out which features to look for, whether you need sunglasses for a specific sport such as golf or all-purpose toughness for the rugged outdoors.
Polarized lenses filter the glare that reflects from horizontal surfaces, making your eyes more comfortable when you're driving, out on the water or playing sports.
Find yourself squinting in the sun, but don't want to endure the blur of going without your eyeglasses? Prescription sunglasses to the rescue!
Test Your Sunglasses "Eye-Q"
Find out what you really know about sunglasses and UV light in this self-test.
Today's AccuWeather UV Index Map
How much UV light is in your area of the country? Also: explanation of what the UV Index is.
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation and Your Eyes
Is it really that harmful for you and your kids to go outside without your sunglasses? Yes!
Basic Facts About Sunglasses
This FAQ explains different features of sunglasses, including lens colors and types of sun protection.
[Page updated March 2014]