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


Sunglasses, if broken, might be worth the money and time to repair. Try not to trash your glasses altogether.5. Repair or donate instead of tossing
It is possible to have sunglasses repaired by a professional, so if you spent enough on nice shades, bring them to an expert who may be able to buff out scratches or repair broken parts. When they’re beyond repair, though, don’t just toss them in the trash. Keep them out of the landfill and give them a second life by donating them instead. The Lion’s Club and Unite for Sight both accept gently used sunglasses and send them to those who are unable to purchase their own pair, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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