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Consumer Guide To Sunglasses

Sunglasses can prevent sun damage to your eyes, improve your vision and make a unique fashion statement. Learn about the different types of sunglasses, including polarized lenses and the latest sunglass styles, in this series of articles written by experts in eye care.


Browse the list of articles below, or learn the basics with our Sunglasses FAQs.

Which Sunglasses Fit Your Personality Best? - New!

Bold? Sporty? Glamorous? Answer these brief questions to learn which sunglass styles are the right choice for you!

Dry Eye Infographic - Sponsored

Learn eight symptoms, causes and steps to managing dry eye.

Blue Light: Is It Really Bad for Your Eyes?

Too much blue light from the sun can damage your eyes. Find out why and how to control your risks.

Eye Doctor Q&A

Our advisory board members answered these questions about sunglasses and UV light.

Nonprescription Sunglasses

The latest styles range from retro aviators, gradients and John Lennon sunglasses to dramatic plastics, specialty metals, wraparounds and futuristic shields. Also: what to wear with those new shades!


Performance Sunglasses

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 Sunglasses

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.

Prescription Sunglasses

Find yourself squinting in the sun, but don't want to endure the blur of going without your eyeglasses? Prescription sunglasses to the rescue!

Basic Facts About Sunglasses

This FAQ explains different features of sunglasses, including lens colors and types of sun protection.

More Sunglasses FAQs

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Page updated March 2018