Are sunglasses important? YES!!! Of course, they are a fun fashion accessory, but most importantly sunglasses block out ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can damage eyes. For many, harsh sunlight can trigger the onset of a migraine headache. Long-term exposure increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Sunglasses also protect you from the elements: wind, sand, and snow. Snow reflects 80% of the harmful UV rays. Driving is also safer. We have all experienced momentarily blindness while driving into the western afternoon sun. That split second can be deadly.

What’s more, you’ll see more of this fabulous world and look better doing it. Some people have one tried and true pair of sunglasses, while others have many to make fashion statements. Whatever you choose, make sure they block out UVA and UVB rays.

So whether fun or fashionable, cool or conservative, find a pair that speaks to you. My go-to place for eyeglasses is Optic Zone at 33 Jarvis. Joseph has a keen eye for what suits you.

– Chip Barkel, MCNE, SRES, REDM, Toronto Real Estate. Extraordinary Service. Top Results.