Welcome, sun seekers and fashion enthusiasts, to a captivating journey into the enigmatic world of sunglasses! With their ability to effortlessly elevate our style while protecting our eyes from the harsh glare of the sun, sunglasses have become an indispensable accessory in our daily lives. From timeless classics to avant-garde designs, these pieces have the power to transform our entire look, exuding an air of mystery and confidence.
In this blog post, we delve into the amazing sunglasses brands we stock at Ace Eyewear, show you some of our favourites, and explore the benefits of wearing sunglasses that offer UV protection.
FORA is the latest brand that we have brought to our Wimbledon Village Opticians. This Portuguese brand was founded in 2014 with the mission of becoming the only sunglasses brand to be one hundred percent Made in Portugal, which they have duly accomplished. The brand has gone from strength to strength and they have opened four stores in Lisbon and Porto.
They offer a mixture of styles from their classic panto round Goldlover available in a stunning Olive, Mel Matte, and Dark Tortoise. This frame is perfect to wear with a light flowing dress or linen suit this summer.
If you fancy something with a bit more pizazz and beach style then the Charmer or FORA x Tema collaboration are the sunglasses for you. All of FORA’s sunglasses lenses come with Zeiss lenses and complete UV protection.
From our latest brand to probably our favourite and one that has been with us since we first opened our doors in Wimbledon Village. Ahlem is named after the Parisian founder and designer Ahlem Manai-Platt. A brand that has really found it’s groove over the last few years and can be found adorning the faces of many a sports star and actor. Ahlem have recently opened their first store in Europe in her home city of Paris.
Ahlem’s design features a modern vintage style, with raw acetate cuts, 22k gold plated models, and unique acetate colours like Old Fashioned Rose. A few of our favorites are the Grenelle and Bellechasse. All of her frames are handmade by some of the finest artisans in Oyanaxx, France.
Another Parisian designer, Thierry Lasry has many a nickname and has been described as the “French Eyewear Wizz” by Elle Magazine. He is another whose sunglasses can be spotted on concert stages around the world and many many more NFL and NBA stars. He is known for his signature flat-fronted sunglasses. If you’re a lady looking for a stunning, bold but very wearable pair of sunglasses then we would recommend either the Gambly or Sexxxy both of which are stunning slightly uplifting frames that cut in slightly to reduce that boxy feel that many oversized sunglasses can have.
The Importance of UV Protection Sunglasses
UV protection sunglasses are an essential accessory for maintaining good eye health. The sun emits harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause damage to your eyes over time. UV protection sunglasses are specifically designed to block out these harmful rays and provide a barrier of protection for your eyes. By wearing UV protection sunglasses, you can reduce your risk of developing eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and even certain types of eye cancer. Investing in a pair of high-quality UV protection sunglasses is a small step that can have a big impact on your long-term eye health.
Pop into Ace Eyewear Opticians in Wimbledon, and book an eye test or styling consultation today.
Enjoy the summer sunshine.
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