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Sun is shining, the weather is sweet! Bob Marley said it best, we’re in
the heart of spring approaching summer and the days are long and
beautiful. With these blissful days of sunshine comes the need to
protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.
Luckily, there is no need to sacrifice style to stay protected thanks to one of our most beloved accessories - sunglasses!
sat down with ophthalmologist Dr. Duranda Ash at the Ash Eye Institute
in Nassau to learn how to best protect the eyes during the summer and of
course the rundown of the hottest eyewear trends for 2012.
Ash hops between Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco through her practice the
Ash Eye Institute and specializes in medical diseases and surgery of
the eye. “People could never begin to imagine how much knowledge about
your body and your health can be detected simply by examining the eyes,”
explained Dr. Ash. “The same size blood vessels in the eyes exist in
the kidneys, the heart and the brain so if I see damage to those blood
vessels in the eye I know there are problems occurring elsewhere as
Unfortunately, our eyes are one of the parts of our body
we often neglect to pay attention to until something is wrong - and
typically by that time irreparable damage has been done.
we can safeguard these ever precious windows to our bodies is to
consistently protect them from sun damage by investing in great
The perfect pair of shades will do double duty -
giving you optimal sun protection and simultaneously making you look
like a movie star.
Here are the top 6 trends in eyewear this year.
recent photo of Beyonce in daylight has more than likely captured the
starlet in one of her newest favorite accessories - circular lenses by
Linda Farrow for The Row. This vintage style is making a strong comeback
both on designer runways and on the street with everyday fashionistas.
to channel your inner John Lennon? This style is perfect for those who
have an oval, triangular, diamond or square shaped face.
Aviators are here to stay so if you’ve been hesitating to snag a pair, resist no more. Ideal for those with an oval shaped face.
your inner 1960’s vixen in a pair of retro-chic cat eye sunnies a la
Marilyn Monroe. Perfect for those with oval, inverted triangular and
square shaped faces.
The last time I can
recall wearing heart shaped sunglasses I was still wetting the bed at
night, however quirky shaped sunnies are all the rage for 2012. Heart
shaped versions top the list in this trend best suited to those with an
oval shaped face. Celebrities that have rocked this trend include Mick
Jagger, Nicole Richie and Katy Perry.
lenses are one of my favorite eyewear trends this year. Au courant yet
timeless, a subtle gradient lens adds a heightened level of
sophistication to your favorite shaped frames.
with a bold frame and contrasting lens are chic this spring and
summer. Choose a style that works best for your face shape and rock
this funky trend that will add interest to even the simplest look.
a pretty penny in your sunglasses and suffering from separation anxiety
every time you take them off? Not to worry! “You should wear protective
eye wear even when the sun isn’t out and the sky appears overcast”
advised Dr. Ash.
Ultraviolet rays can go right through clouds,
making it essential to protect your eyes even when you cannot feel
direct sunlight. The sun’s rays are strongest from 10am to 2pm so ensure
you have your sunnies on hand to shield your eyes from those harmful
The ASH Eye Institute has a stellar selection of designer
sunglasses to choose from with locations in The Southwest Plaza in
Nassau, 29A West Mall Drive in Freeport and Auskell Medical Centre in
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