Sunglasses, like red lipstick, change everything….Leandra Medine, founder Man Repeller

I truly love Sunglasses; always have and probably always will. Very rarely will you ever find me not wearing a pair, regardless of which season we are in or whether the sky is cloudy or sunny. I love sunglasses as an accessory; in fact they maybe my favorite accessory.

Protect your eyes first.   Sunglasses protect your eyes which is most important. The sun produces 3 kinds of light, UV (ultraviolet rays), Blue Light, and Bright or intense light. My eyes are very sensitive to bright light, which is why I need to wear sunglasses all the time. Health Canada has great information on the importance of sunglasses and this link will provide more information including standards for UV protection and how light can damage your eyes.

Next Frame your face to best accessorize your look.   Sunglasses are now a multi -billion dollar industry. There are so many companies, designers, styles, shapes, sizes, and of course, price points to chose from. So how does one decide how to purchase that pair of shades? The best advice once you decide on your need and budget is to try, try, try!

Different frames work better on certain face shapes, however, use this as a guideline because it is worth trying on a variety.  One rule to consider is matching your face shape with the glass frame i.e. a square face shape suits a square frame.  Don’t forget it is important that you like them and feel comfortable wearing them.  This will be the first thing people notice about you, so work it to your advantage.


There are many options on where to buy your Sunglasses. Department stores like Nordstroms carry many Designer Frames, Specialty shops located in most major shopping center such as Sunglass Hut carry a variety of sunglasses. Many clothing retailers such as Forever 21 and H&M have now expanded their lines to include sunglasses, you may also consider online shopping for your new pair. Net-a-porter is a very popular site for pre-loved designer sunglasses.

For prescription lenses, you can visit an Optician or an Optometrists office. Click here for the difference between an Optician and Optometrist. Most carry several lines of eyeglass frames including Sunglasses, prescription or non-prescription. Did you know that in Ontario Optometrists offices can only sell you frames and lenses at their cost?  Click here more information on why glasses can cost so much.



 AQ Ottawa Image Consultants is offering you a chance to win these new fabulous women’s  Oakley Moonlighter Sunglasses pictured above (value $150.00)  To enter simply subscribe to my blog here and/or share this blog post on your Facebook page  (just click on the share button below)

Draw to take place next Wednesday, June 7th, the winner will be notified via email. 

 However, you decide to Frame your Summer just remember to always Protect your eyes and then Frame your Face for the best look.