The Best Summer Sunglasses

Pick shades that look great and give your eyes the best protection—and keep your old pair out of the landfill.

By Megan O’Neill


Lenses should block 99-100 percent of damaging rays. Check for a sticker that says so before buying.1. Look for a label
Sunglasses should have lenses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, and they need to carry a tag or sticker stating they do. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay a lot to get this level of protection. “The industry standard is such that even less-expensive sunglasses are made to block this much UV,” says Dr. Monica. That means whether you purchase your pair at a department store or drugstore, or in a high-end boutique, your eyes will be safe if you seek out these tags.