National Sunglasses Day – Optic Nerve

Protect Your Eyes in Style with Optic Nerve

National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative day celebrating the importance of wearing ultraviolet (UV)-protective sun wear and eyewear and brought to life each year by The Vision Council on June 27. Optic Nerve is proud to support National Sunglasses Day by producing purposeful eyewear for the outdoor inspired.

We believe that when people are active, they are happier, healthier and more productive. That’s why we make protective eyewear to support a wide variety of outdoor activities – so more people can get out and do more things and add more happiness to the world.

We also believe that everyone’s eyes are deserving of protection. That’s why we are committed to working with various charities throughout our community to ensure that those who are less fortunate than ourselves have access to quality eye protection for enjoying the great outdoors.

To protect your eyes in style, Optic Nerve eyewear offers 100% UVA/UVB protection so you can stay out a little longer, soak up the sun and pursue your passions. 

Here’s a few reasons why you should wear Optic Nerve sunglasses everyday:

  1. The darkness of the sunglass lens does NOT equate to a higher UV protection. Luckily, ALL Optic Nerve eyewear offers 100% UVA/UVB protection, so you’re safe with any style. 
  2. The sun emits three kinds of ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. While UVC is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere, UVA and UVB radiation can burn the skin and eyes and cause damage to vision health (like cataracts and melanoma of the eye) - which is why sunglasses are a must! 
  3. Polarization, while it protects your vision from glare, does not actually protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. If you prefer polarized shades for your outdoor activity, that's great! Just be sure you are selecting sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection too.
  4. Children need  sunglasses too! Children generally receive about THREE TIMES the annual adult dose of UV! Check out the Optic Nerve Kids collection for the perfect fit.

Browse our collections to find the perfect fit for every occasion!