Consider the following:
- Most designer sunglasses are all made by the same manufacturer. Luxottica, an Italian company, is responsible for creating shades by all your favorite designers, including Burberry, Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Salvatore Ferragamo, Paul Smith, Vogue, Versace, Persol, Tory Burch, Miu Miu, and Stella McCartney.
- Designer shades can cost up to $500. Even if you keep a pair for five years, that’s still $100 a year. Think of what you could do with that money!
- While designer brands do make their products more durable, they’re still scratchable and breakable, just like any other pair of sunglasses.
- The most important reason to wear sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Inexpensive sunglasses offer 100% protection just like pricier designer sunglasses.
Whatever you decide, find a style and pair that fit not only your lifestyle, but offer 100 percent UV protection.