Tuesday, May 31, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Trendy Sunglasses
for Spring / Summer 2016

Always wearing sunglasses while travelling: Panama City, Toronto, Surfers Paradise, Tokyo, Cebu

Sunglasses, an essential summer accessory, are an important element of a trendy outfit. This season, the bigger and brighter, the better!

Firmoo, an online optical store, offers a great selection of both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, fast shipping, and an elegant packaging. Being already familiar with their products, I decided to shop on their website again.

Photo courtesy of Firmoo

Photo courtesy of Firmoo

As I usually go for oversized black or brown sunglasses (see the first picture), this season I decided to try something different - more colourful and definitely more fun.

Round Firmoo sunglasses with reflective lenses (model #OMJ2607) have a delicate frame and are super light (12g) - you barely feel them! They go well with my summer wardrobe and can brighten up any outfit. If you prefer other colour than pink, they are also available in blue / clear,  tortoise, and classic black.

The pink model is bold, but not over the top, great for Spring / Summer 2016

"This season, mirrored sunnies are ruling the land, with their pretty rainbow-reflective lenses and huge celebrity following. These days, stars are dressing up their dressed-down off-duty looks with hologram-like pairs that shift in color at every single angle. Best of all, they add that touch of cool to any outfit for any given occasion." - style.com

Eva Fydrych wearing pink #OMJ2607 Firmoo sunglasses

A Short History of Sunglasses

Sunglasses have become a must-have accessory for all those, who not only want to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays, but also want to show off their glamorous and seductive side. With so many amazing eyewear styles and trends available nowadays, there is a perfect pair of sunglasses for any face shape. But have you ever wondered where did they come from?


The precursors to sunglasses are thought to have been originally worn by Chinese judges in the 1300's so the court they presided over could not see their expressions. Those sunglasses didn't protect against harmful UV rays or help their wearer to see any better (in fact, they made it very difficult to see).

It was not until the 20th century that sunglasses really took off. In 1929, Sam Foster, founder of the Foster Grant company, sold the first pair of Foster Grant sunglasses on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. Shortly after, Hollywood stars started using them to protect their eyes from the bright studio lights. They were also worn at the beach.

Foster Grant Co. sunglasses (Photo courtesy of envisioningtheamericandream.com)

In the 1930s, the Army Air Corps commissioned the optical firm of Bausch & Lomb to produce a highly effective spectacle that would protect pilots from the dangers of high-altitude glare. Company physicists and opticians perfected a special dark-green tint that absorbed light in the yellow band of the spectrum. 

In 1936, Polaroid filters were invented, allowing glasses to protect against UV rays for the first time, and making them a desirable item for both health and fashion reasons. Ray Ban designed anti-glare aviator style sunglasses, using polarized lens technology newly created by Edwin H. Land, founder of the Polaroid Corporation.

Since then, there have been few developments in sunglasses, with the basic science and materials remaining basically the same for the last seventy years.

What helped make sunglasses fashionable was a clever 1960s' style advertising campaign by the eyewear company Foster Grant. Well-known fashion designers, as well as Hollywood stars, escalated the craze in the ‘70s with their brand-name lines. A giant industry developed where only a few decades earlier none existed. And it looks like sunglasses will never be out of fashion again.

Source: eyediology, Idea Finder, Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Firmoo

About Firmoo

Firmoo is an online optical store offering affordable sunglasses and eyeglasses for both prescription and non-prescription glasses wearers. Their website is updated daily with new arrivals, so there is always something new to choose from.

Firmoo has a large selection of very fashionable frames that come in different shapes and colours. Delivery process is fast and efficient and what's most important, the products look exactly the same as in the pictures (if not better!).

Firmoo offers “try before you buy” feature that allows you to upload your headshot and see how the glasses will look on your face. For more information visit: www.firmoo.com.

Eva Fydrych wearing pink #OMJ2607 Firmoo sunglasses

Discovering the local neighbourhood / Toronto (Photo by Joel)

Toronto has lots of hidden graffiti alleys (Photo by Joel)

Eva Fydrych wearing pink #OMJ2607 Firmoo sunglasses

Enjoy your summer with #Firmoo! :)

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