National Sunglasses Day

Amanda Schafer

In honor of National Sunglasses Day, we wanted to make sure that all of your sunglass-related questions are answered!

National Sunglasses Day

What types of sunglass lenses are there?

  • Solid tinted: Solid tinted lenses have the same tint throughout the entire lens.
  • Mirrored: Mirrored lenses have a reflecting coating that reduces glare and limits the amount of light coming through the lens.
  • Gradient: Gradient lenses fade from the top down, increasingly getting lighter towards the bottom of the lens.
  • Prescription lenses: Prescription sunglasses offer sun protection and vision correction within the same lens.
  • Polarized lenses: Polarized sunglasses reduce reflections and eliminate glare offering higher visual contrast and clarity.

What lens color should I get?

Sunglass lens colors come in every shade imaginable. While neutral shades such as brown, gray, and black are the most popular, we encourage you to try colors that showcase your personality such as bright pink or sun-kissed orange. With our 365-day Happiness Guarantee, you can step outside your comfort zone and try something really daring.

Do kids need sunglasses?

It is crucial for babies and toddlers to wear sunglasses since they have super sensitive eyes. Babies should start wearing sun protection as young as 6 months of age, but of course it can be nearly impossible to keep anything on a baby. Try sunglasses with straps so they won't instantly pull them off. Our Picklez Flex collection is popular amongst parents for their soft, flexible BPA-free plastic material and adjustable straps.

What are polarized sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses are equipped with a protective lens coating that allows horizontal light waves to bounce off of the glasses and away from your eyes. You’ll no longer have to constantly squint around the beach or pool hurting your eyes and causing crow’s feet.

What are the best sunglasses for driving?

There's nothing worse than getting in your car on a sunny day and realizing you've forgotten your sunglasses. So realistically, the best sunglasses for driving are the ones that are always in your car. Although it’s not recommended to leave your sunglasses in the car, we know everyone does it. Look for frames made of high-quality plastic, like acetate, instead of metal because it won’t peel under consistent heat.

Hopefully you learned more about sunglasses today so you can get a new pair just in time for National Sunglasses Day!


Amanda Schafer

A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Amanda works hard at balancing her passion for writing and marketing. She is a Pittsburgh native that just recently moved to Columbus and enjoys doing just about anything outdoors from going on hikes to taking her dog for walks around the city.

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