Shading Your Eyes in Style: The Latest Sunglasses Trends and Technologies for Ultimate Sun Protection – Part 3

Celebrate the launch of our 2023 Sunwear Collection with us on April 15th.  Our Annual Sunglasses Spectacular Event!!  

  Get a Free Upgrade to Polarised Lenses worth 100 Euro with any sunglasses purchased from April 15th 2023 to April 28th 2023.  

This is the perfect time to Update Your Sunglasses. If your sunglasses are out-of-date, an older prescription, looking tired, or if you just want to treat yourself, then our April Sunglasses event is your chance to find the sunglasses you will LOVE to wear.

OUR 2023 SUNGLASS COLLECTIONS HAVE dropped and we can’t wait to give you the best possible choice as well as a very special offer too. 

Get a Free Upgrade to Polarised Lenses worth 100 Euro with any sunglasses purchased from April 15th 2023 to April 28th 2023.  

If you are an early bird you will get your pick of the new styles before anyone else, plus a FREE UPGRADE TO POLARISED LENSES with 100 Euro- perfect for kickstarting the sunglasses season. The perfect item to accompany you on any breaks and trips you may have planned this holiday season. Don’t miss out!


So have a think about what style you might like before you pop in to see us by reading the styling tips we have below. 

Styling Tips –  How to wear different styles of sunglasses:

  1. Aviator Sunglasses: Aviators are a classic and versatile style that look great with many outfits and look good on most face shapes. Aviator sunglasses have been popular for decades and never go out of style. They are particularly good for a casual, retro-inspired look.Pair them with a leather jacket, a t-shirt, and jeans for a classic, cool, edgy look or wear them with a flowy summer dress for a more feminine vibe. 

  2. Wayfarer Sunglasses: Wayfarers are another classic style that are versatile and look great with many outfits. They are particularly good for a preppy, classic look. Pair them with a polo shirt, chinos, and boat shoes for a classic look or wear them with a denim jacket and shorts for a more casual look. They look great dressed down with a simple t-shirt and jeans, or with a blazer and dress pants for a more sophisticated look.

  3. Round Sunglasses: Round sunglasses are a popular choice for a vintage or bohemian look. They work well with flowy dresses, wide-leg pants, and statement jewellery.

  4. Cat Eye Sunglasses: Cat eye sunglasses are a popular choice for a retro-inspired look. They look great with vintage-style dresses, high-waisted pants and a blouse, and statement jewellery.

  5. Oversized Sunglasses: If you want to make a statement, oversized sunglasses are the way to go.Oversized sunglasses are a popular choice for a glamorous look. Pair them with a maxi dress, high heels, and a statement clutch for a chic look. They also look great either with a sleek ponytail and a bold lipstick, or with a messy bun and a casual outfit.

  6. Coloured lenses: Coloured lenses are a fun way to add some personality to your sunglasses. Try a pair with pink or blue lenses for a playful pop of colour, or with yellow lenses for a retro vibe.

Remember, the key to styling your sunglasses is to choose a style that complements your face shape and overall style, making sure they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles to find the perfect pair for you!

Different sunglasses for different purposes

There are other types of sunglasses available, each designed for different purposes. Here are some examples:

  1. Sports sunglasses: These are designed for outdoor sports activities and come with features such as polarised lenses, wraparound frames, and non-slip nose pads to ensure they stay on during physical activities.

  2. Aviator sunglasses: Originally designed for pilots, these sunglasses have a distinctive tear-drop shape, thin metal frames, and large lenses. They are suitable for both casual wear and formal occasions.

  3. Polarised sunglasses: These sunglasses have lenses that reduce glare and provide clarity of vision. They are suitable for activities such as fishing and water sports.

  4. Mirrored sunglasses: These sunglasses have reflective coatings on the lenses that reduce glare and offer a bold, fashion-forward look. They are suitable for dressing up or adding a pop of colour to an outfit.

Ultimately, the type of sunglasses you choose will depend on your personal style, intended use, and the shape of your face.


And remember…..

It doesn’t have to be Sunny for UV Damage to Occur.

That’s right. UV damage to the eyes can occur even on cloudy days because UV rays can penetrate clouds and reach the earth’s surface. Additionally, UV rays can reflect off surfaces like water, snow, and sand, increasing exposure to the eyes. Therefore, wearing sunglasses with UV protection is important all year round, even on overcast days. And please consider wearing good quality sunglasses over your contact lenses to protect the skin around the eye area. We like to think of our sunglasses as sun lotion for your eyes. 


At Nichola C Kennedy FAOI Optometrist (aka we specialise in sunglasses for those with perfect vision as well as those who need prescription lenses to perfect their vision. We can assist you when it comes to making the best choice for your specific requirements – everyone has individual needs. Sunglasses are available in all forms such as single vision for distance, bifocals or varifocals and are available to adults and children. 


WE offer a variety of eyewear options & personalised advice at Kilcullen Opticians.


Pop in to see us & try out our tinted, polarised, transitions and drivewear lens samples and try on some great shades!


When choosing sunglasses for the summer:

  • Look for a pair with lenses that offer 100% UV protection, as this will provide the best protection for your eyes. Polarised lenses can also be helpful, as they can reduce glare and improve visibility in bright sunlight. 

  • Consider the fit and style of the sunglasses, as a good fit can help prevent light from entering your eyes from the sides, while a style you like can make it more likely that you’ll wear your sunglasses regularly.

  • Wear wrap around sunglasses with high quality UV protection lenses and brimmed hats to protect your eyesight from harmful UV radiation.  This includes the kids!!

  • Prioritise your eye health this summer by investing in a good pair of sunglasses!