Sunglasses: where health and fashion overlap beautifully

I have my eye on these Tory Burch sunglasses
Sunglasses are the ultimate "feel-good" summer accessory.  They will never make you feel fat or bloated.  They'll never make you feel like you should go to the gym more often or steer clear of your favorite dessert.  Rather, a good pair of sunglasses has the amazing capability of making any woman feel chic, fun, and sexy all at the same time, whether she is sipping cocktails on the beach or driving in the car with three screaming kids.

But there's more.  Sunglasses are crucial for eye and skin health.  They can shield the sun's rays, protecting the eyes from developing cataracts, eyelid cancer, and macular degeneration.  They can also protect the delicate skin around the eyes, which is prone to wrinkles and susceptible to cancer if left unprotected.

The FDA recommends choosing sunglasses labeled 100% UVA/UVB protection.  Though you may be tempted to buy a funky pair of knock-offs from a street vendor, avoid them, as sporting a pair of sunnies that don't offer protection still enable your pupil to dilate, resulting in more eye damage than skipping the glasses altogether.

Another tip?  Don't worry about the tint of the glasses.  According to the FDA, as long as they offer protection, you can go with whatever suits your fancy.  I'm loving the wrap around aviators cropping up everywhere this year.  But I've really got my eyes on a pair by Tory Burch.  Now all I need is a fashionable and sexy rash guard to sport at the beach.  Any designers focusing on that?

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