Happy National Sunglasses Day!

That’s right, June 27th is National Sunglasses Day. So grab your favorite pair of shades and go out and celebrate the day dedicated to our favorite accessory!

How National Sunglasses Day startedHappy National Sunglasses Day!

National Sunglasses Day is brought to you by The Vision Council. It started in 2014 when The Vision Council wanted to encourage more people to wear their sunglasses and promote the importance of UV eye protection. And it’s been going strong ever since, trending on social media and garnering more than half a billion consumer media impressions.

How to celebrate National Sunglasses Day

There are many ways to celebrate National Sunglasses Day. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Share it on social media

Last year, more than 900 million took part in the movement on social media, so why not take part this year? Snap a picture of you and your favorite shades and share it on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtags #SunglassSelfie and #NationalSunglassesDay.

Learn about UV protection

There are two types of UV rays that humans have to contend with: UVA and UVB. Both are damaging to our skin and eyes and can cause serious health ramifications later on in our lives. To learn more about UV rays, read one of our past blog posts so that you can better protect yourself now and into the future.

Buy a new pair of shades

There’s no better way to celebrate National Sunglasses Day than buying a new pair of shades. They’re not only a great style item, but, more importantly, they can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. It’s important that each person has a pair of sunglasses that can adequately protect them; that’s why at Real Shades all of our sunglasses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection. So if you’re wanting to buy a new pair, take a look at our inventory to get started on the celebrations!