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    4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying Reading Sunglasses

    Next time you want to pick up some sunglass readers or eyeglass frames, ask yourself these important questions to ensure you’re buying the best pair for you.

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    Fall 2014 Eyewear Trends

    Top Reading Glasses and Sunglasses for Fall

    Staying on top of the latest trends is one of the most enjoyable parts of transitioning from summer to fall. Your new look doesn’t have to be limited to apparel; your eyewear plays an important role in your autumn accessorizing, too.

    When searching for designer eyeglass frames and sunglasses this fall, keep the season’s hottest trends in mind:

    • Throwback Renaissance. Those seeking a fashionably classic look will love these fresh new frames, which combine old-school sensibilities with new-school style. From round shapes to aviators to Clubmaster-esque frames, these style staples collide with earthy colors such as red, orange, and brown for the perfect fall look. Our Margot Bifocal Sunglasses were featured in eyecessorize’s Fall Trend Report for this look!
      • Modern Prep. These ultra-flattering frames range from simple squares to pronounced cat eyes, accentuating the wearer’s features. Colors range from simple pastels to vibrant watercolors, calling to mind the preppy looks of the 60s but remaining firmly in the now. Our Darby Reading Glasses fit this look perfectly!
      • Enigmatic Perspective. When clouds fill the sky and the leaves fall from the trees, it lends a mysterious atmosphere. These frames have the same effect, combining dark, muted colors with touches of opulence, such as I Heart Eyewear’s reading glasses with bling. Animal prints, lace and other artistic patterns are also on-point for the enigmatic perspective look! Our Dahlia Readers (below) and Catarina Reading Glasses are spot-on with this trend.

          Which fall eyeglass trend are you excited to try?

          Check out I Heart Eyewear’s collection for the most on-trend, stylish and affordable reading glasses for women.

          The Importance of Full UVA/UVB Protection Sunglasses

          Never Leave the House Without Sunglasses!

          Maverick Sunglass Frames

          Whether you're searching for affordable women's sunglasses because you lost your favorite pair at the beach; or you're seriously researching reading sunglasses or sun bifocals because you're worried about your eye health, here are a few things to know.

          Let’s talk a little bit about the science of UVA and UVB exposure. As you probably already know, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can harm your skin and potentially lead to skin cancer from overexposure. (Too little sun exposure can also be dangerous, believe it or not!) Sun overexposure can also injure the cornea and lens in your eye and elevate your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration – both of which can lead to blindness later in life. Ideally, you want sunglasses that provide full spectrum protection against UV radiation. For instance, your sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of all UVB and UVA rays. The American National Standards Institute has also issued blocking requirements (ANSI Z80.3) – your sunglasses should meet those as well. For extra protection against the smallest UV radiation, choose UV400 protection. You should also consider Investing in polarized lenses to reduce glare useful if you plan to spend a lot of time around reflective surfaces, such as pools, lakes or snowcapped mountains. Polarized sunglasses also help you to see clearer when in the sun for those not needing reading sunglasses.

          If you're a hardcore sports fanatic, consider investing in polycarbonate lenses, which provide some degree of impact protection. Other specialty lenses include: bluelight locking lenses (good for helping you see long distances), photochromic lenses (which change the available light your eyes take in), and mirror-coated lenses (which reduce the visible light that enters your eyes). All of our non-bifocal sunglasses feature polarized polycarbonate lenses and full UVA/UVB protection, so your eyes are fully protected from the sun! Our bifocal sunglasses offer full UVA/UVB protection as well, but feature AR coated polycarbonate lenses.

          Affordable, Designer Inspired Sunglasses and Reading Glasses

          For an easy sunglass shopping experience, visit the I Heart Eyewear website today! Our navigation allows you to search and sort by type, shape/style, and color/pattern. With all of our eyewear priced below $25, you’ll find stylish, designer-inspired eyeglass frames that fit any budget. After all, you can never have too many pairs of shades.