Originally, sunglasses were only worn by wealthy men and women to shield their eyes from the ravages of the sun. Lower-income people were stuck squinting against the glaring light of the sun as they worked in the fields and in the streets providing food and transportation for the wealthy.
Today, sunglasses are so common that even infants can own a pair, and hey look incredibly adorable in them too. Sunglasses have become a fashion accessories that few can go without them once they step outside their doors. There are fashion sunglasses, sportsman’s sunglasses, athlete’s sunglasses, and prescription sunglasses. You’ll find sunglasses everywhere; the beach, the parking lot, the state fair, and the ski slopes are all places where you’ll find people wearing sunglasses.
Sunglasses are important, and here are a few reasons why.
On the Water
Believe it or not, wearing cat eye sunglasses while on the water, whether boating, water skiing, or fishing, should be a requirement. Not only can the glare of the sun off the water be damaging to the eyes, but the glare can also be distracting if you’re driving a boat at top speed or are trying to judge the correct distance to the next water ski jump. To keep your sunglasses securely fastened to your person, you should probably wear a sunglass chain attached to sunglass holders.
Sunglass holders are loops that attach to the end of eyeglass chains, and can be either simple or elaborately designed.
On the Slopes
When winter sets in and the snow addicts hit the slopes, one of the first things they add to their equipment bag is a pair of sunglasses. Attaching your sunglasses to their snow suits might be tricky, but they could always use an oversize zipper loop as an impromptu sunglass holder.
Just like when you’re on the water, the glare from the sun on the white snow can cause visual impairment, and even some pretty nasty sunburn. Wearing sunglasses while spending the day on the ski slopes can help you see better, and keep you out of the optometrist’s office.
On the Beach
It’s hard to set foot on the beach and not notice the droves of people sunning themselves while wearing a pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses on the beach are like butter on toast-absolutely necessary. Since common beachwear doesn’t really allow for zippers or other kinds of loops, someone should invent the bikini sunglass holder – they’d probably make a fortune.
In the City
While leisurely walking down the sidewalk of your favorite town or big city, you’d be remiss if you weren’t wearing a pair of fashion sunglasses. In the city, sunglasses play two distinct roles: for fashion, and for optical protection. If you are wearing your sunglasses to protect your eyes for errands, then you should invest in a good eyeglass necklace that comes with a pair of sunglass holders.