Posted by: courtneygrapperhaus | June 27, 2016

Sunglasses – Why they are important & What kind to buy

Today is National Sunglasses Day. Follow these tips to select the proper UV Protection for your eyes.

Amcon GAZEtte

We originally posted this blog at the beginning of the summer. UV Protection is just as important in the winter as in the summer so check out this blog for some good tips, and remember to shop Amcon for all your UV Protection needs!


My husband works outdoors every day and wears sunglasses all the time. He was recently shopping for a new pair and was wondering what exactly are the important features in sunwear? Over the past few years we have written several posts about sunglasses (mostly about our children’s sunglasses) but we have never explained what key things to look for in a pair of sunglasses.

sun with sunglasses

First, let’s explore a bit about why sunglasses are important. Ultraviolet light, or UV radiation, is naturally emitted from the sun. The Earth’s atmosphere protects us from some of these rays, but not all of them. UV light has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than visible light.

Although designed…

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