Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Are your sunglasses safe?

    New reports have shown that more than half of the ‘budget’ sunglasses, sold in shops on the high street are failing to meet safety standards set by the EU. Researchers tested over 100 pairs, sold by ten of the UK’s top retailers, prices ranging from just £1 to £25. 57% of the glasses tested failed at least one of the tests, which are used to determine the standards of safety. The figures are of concern as many consumers could be purchasing these sunglasses, thinking that they are protecting their eyes, when they are actually at risk from injury.[...]
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  • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    Although there main purpose is to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, we also wear sunglasses to accessorise our outfits and reflect our personal style. They can often tell other people something about our character, for example the sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s helped to portray her as being a classy, glamorous woman. These traits were something which defined her as an actress and stayed with her throughout her career. Wearing sunglasses should help you possess confidence and feel comfortable, however people can often be left feeling paranoid and self-conscious about wearing there glasses, particularly if they feel that they don’t suit them.[...]
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  • Sunglasses that can read emotions

    First and foremost we wear sunglasses to protect our eyes, however they are often worn as a fashion accessory, or to shield a person’s face if they want to prevent other people from seeing how they are feeling. The last reason may soon be a thing of the past, with researches at the 2AI Labs developing and testing the O2Amp eyewear.[...]
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