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Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

We’ve all seen the articles last month on sun tanning and skin safety. What many people forget is the major importance of eye health. Sun damage also leads to those unsightly crow’s feet and wrinkles, ladies (believe that!).

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Since my teen years, I have been a huge fan of sunglasses; I feel that they are a major accessory that makes quite the fashion statement. I never leave home without them. Even if it’s raining, they’re in my bag. They are my favorite must-have accessory!

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

I was offered a free LensCrafters full eye exam and the choice of my own Rx sunglasses! I wear Rx and reading glasses, as well as ONE contact (yes, one, in my right eye.)

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

We hope those aren’t the pair Evelyn took home, lol!

Driving without my sunglasses is a pain, especially if I forgot my contacts, so getting a free pair of Rx designer sunglasses was just what I needed.

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Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

LensCrafters gave me the best 5-star eye care treatment: I had TWO eye exams. The first one being a traditional vision test: visual, glaucoma, depth perception etc., and the second which included retinal imaging Optomap (seen above), which scans the back of your retina and detects serious health issues such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, lime disease, holes in your eyes, diabetes, tumors or any foreign conditions. These problems can go undetected for years, as there are no pain receptors in your eyes.

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

Evelyn’s right eye

I was surprised to hear the doctor tell me that I actually have “young, healthy eyes” — ALL attributed to my constant sunglass-wearing habit! Years of sun damage can and will wreak havoc on your eyes. Go to www.cosmopolitaneyecare.com for more info.

Once my Optomap exam was done, the amazing LensCrafters staff showed me the massive selection of designer sunglasses to choose from. I love oversized frames, they allow me to protect my eyes from squinting and glare.

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

The biggest frames I found to my liking were the Coach and Ralph Lauren frames, so I ended up having to choose from three.  I went with choice #2: the oversized Coach pair with tag logo in rhinestones! But it didn’t end there!

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

LensCrafters then give you a final ACCUFIT exam — the exclusive Digital Measurement System where a computerized picture of your face wearing the frames is taken to ensure a proper and perfect fit!

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

Here’s how this process goes: A store associate adjusts your frames to fit the unique contours of your face. The unique FitSensor attaches to your frames to create clear guide points for the AccuFit Digital Measurement System. Then, the exclusive software measures the location of your pupils and spacing of your eyes relative to your frames. Finally, the associate determines the ideal placement of your prescription with 5x the precision of manual measurements.

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

Evelyn with her new shades!

My shades kind of slid down my nose a bit, so adjusting was in order. Finally, LensCrafters recommended I polarize my Rx Sunglasses, to prevent glare while either at the beach or driving. Best decision ever! And I must say that I put it to the test over the Memorial Day Weekend.

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Driving is also not a problem, as I find myself not squinting as much as I did with my regular sunglasses. I am actually considering taking ALL of my old sunglasses to LensCrafters and adding my prescription to them!

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

Trend Review 2013: LensCrafters Rx Designer Sunglasses, Styles: How To Protect Your Eyes From UVA/UVB Rays

A couple of weeks after my LensCrafters experience (we had tons of laughs!), I received this amazing “thank you” summer essentials gift bag that contained a personalized beach bag (with my initials on it!) filled with sun safety goodies.

Inside I found: Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 70 ($10.99), Zinka Colored Nosecoat in Green ($6.99), Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 ($9.50), AVEDA Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($27.00), Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 ($48.00), BLAX Snag-Free Hair Elastics ($4.00) and Essie Nail Polish ($8.00) in Butler Please (my fave!).

The PR rep for LensCrafters remembered my love for the color blue (thanks, doll!) and even included a beach towel from LensCrafters. I am ready to hit the beach this summer, along with my beloved Rx Coach Sunglasses.

Go to www.LensCrafters.com to schedule your eye exam, and show us pictures of you in your shades on Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #FuninRxSun and #LensCrafters!

Have any of you lovely ladies been to LensCrafters? Do you like Evelyn’s choice of shades?

Let us know by commenting below (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to follow us on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat!

–  Evelyn Lugo

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3 comments

  1. Love a great pair of sunglasses. I love that they had so many styles for you to choose from.

  2. I’m a big believer in sunglasses and I own a pair with rx as well. I do like lenscrafters I just wish their glasses were more affordable.

  3. Thanks Ev! I wear contacts always have to wear sunglasses specially to drive! I’ve never been to Lenscrafters, I’m going to check it out!

    G

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