Fun Fact #1:
The Luxottica Group owns almost every notable brand of sunglasses sold globally. This includes massive licensing deals with fashion brands like Prada and Chanel.
Fun Fact #2:
While sunglass trends change from year to year, they seem to always circle back. The famous “Wayfarer” style is reported to be the best selling style in history!
Fun Fact #3:
Shielding your eyes from the sun dates back over 1000 years with Inuit peoples wearing flattened walrus ivory with narrow slits to help block out the light reflected from the sun.
Fun Fact #4:
UV blocking sunglasses weren’t introduced until the early 1900’s. By the 1920’s sunglasses started to become more and more common, thanks in part by the popularity with movie stars.
Fun Fact #5:
Most importantly, maintaining healthy eyes is no joke! Making sure to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays is an essential element to ensuring healthy eyes and vision.