Soooo Shady…

soooo shady“It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses!………………..HIT IT!!!”
-Blues Brothers

Sunglasses…can make you look like a movie star or a rockstar…OR…maybe they just make you feel COOL!!!

It’s June 27th. It’s National Sunglasses Day, and they deserve their own holiday because they protect pupils from harmful UV rays, as well as, help to avoid cataracts. Sunglasses are def the most important fashion accessory of summer, so why not put on your rose-colored glasses and read a few interesting facts about our topic for today…sunglasses!!!!!!

– In the US alone, every 14 seconds someone breaks their sunglasses by sitting on them…OR…looses them.

– Inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses were introduced to America by Sam Foster in 1929. Foster found a ready market on the beaches of Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he began selling sunglasses under the name Foster Grant.

– Sir Elton John is reported to have a collection of 1000 pair.

– Aviator sunglasses or “pilot’s glasses” were originally developed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb, and branded “Ray-Ban” for pilots to protect their eyes while flying.

Soooo kids, keep your eyes cool…wear sunglasses!!!!!!!!!! Aviators…Wayfarers…whatever you wear…just wear them with the style and the confidence for the outstanding pupils that you are in this university of life. Always remember, be BOLD…be DARING…AND…be a ROCKSTAR in your world. It’s the only way to go!!!

Pictured here is Rhonda Russel, Optician and Dr. Shaun Hollander of Safety Harbor Optical. They’re celebrating National Sunglasses Day and they are ready to help you with all your eye care needs.

To all my fellow villagers and to anyone reading this post, remember this…

Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way…
-Lady Gaga

Safety Harbor Optical
330 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Photography–Terrie Dahl-Thomas

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