Moment in the Sun with Specsavers

9th July 2020

AS LOCKDOWN laws loosen, those of us heading outdoors will be considering how to make the best of the ultimate summer accessory – sunglasses. Specsavers’ style team is on hand to help shoppers choose the perfect pair from this season’s collections.

Specsavers glasses stylist Bianca Swan says: ‘With lockdown restrictions easing, now is the perfect time to invest in a chic pair of sunnies. Whether on staycation or venturing no further than the garden, ensure your sunglasses game is on point.’

Here, Bianca shares her top three sunglasses trends for the summer.

Cat eye
‘A perennial favourite, cat eyes have been adding a touch of Hollywood glamour to summer wardrobes since the 1950s,’ says Bianca. ‘They also tap into the wider nineties trend that shows no sign of tiring. Style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Winona Ryder were often spotted rocking their vintage sunnies on Sunset Boulevard.’

‘Another classic style staple since the 1950s, they typically have a double bridge bar and are oversized in appearance. They have the benefit of working with the majority of face shapes and coming in a variety of styles with coloured or reflective lenses they’re the perfect accessory to inject some colour into your summer wardrobe.’

‘Looking for something a little bolder?’ says Bianca, ‘Unleash your inner Elton and try a pair of these statement styles.’ With a nod to the popular designs of the 1970s and 1980s, stand out from the crowd with a pair of oversized, chunky acetate frames or these hexagon-inspired sunnies with a bold brow line.

Specsavers in Abbey Centre is now open for bookings including purchasing sunglasses. Customers unable to attend a store can still access care and support through Specsavers RemoteCare video and telephone consultation service, and Specsavers Ask The Expert Facebook group.

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Protecting your eyes in the sun
– Always use eye sun protection
– Lenses should be UV400 effective
– Make sure that your sunglasses fit. Don’t let them slide down your nose
– Polarised lenses offer protection from glare, which is especially useful when driving
– Sunglasses that restrict side vision are hazardous when walking in snow or driving
– Supersize your lenses so that less light will filter in through the sides
– UV protection contact lenses do not cover the whole eye, so wear sunglasses too