Even if you only live in Southwest Florida for part of the year, locals and snowbirds agree that quality sunglasses are a must for anyone who spends time outdoors! The moment you begin looking at the sun, your eyes will actually start to develop sunburn. Sunburn on your eyes? You bet.

Of the 3 types of light produced by the sun – visible, infrared, and ultraviolet – the UV rays are the most damaging to your eyes. To combat this, sunglasses should be worn from the moment you step outside to the moment you get back indoors!

While some sunglasses lean more toward fashion than function, a few brands have put significant effort into wearable technology that will protect your eyes while also keeping you looking good in the sun.

For a little more insight into the ideal sunglasses for fun in the Southwest Florida sun, check out these categories: