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Sunglass Roundup: The Eyes Have It

We only get 2 eyes, so consider these made-in-the-USA sunglasses to protect them from UV exposure, errant bugs, and other flying debris
BY Bill Lindsey TIMEApril 16, 2022 PRINT
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Smith Shoutout Core. (Courtesy of Smith)

Recycled Style

Smith Shoutout Core
$139

Founded in 1965 by orthodontist and snow skier Bob Smith to provide maximum eye protection, the firm has developed a reputation for providing cutting-edge technology that also looks good. Featuring frames crafted from recycled water bottles, the polarized bio-based lenses provide 100 percent UV protection.

Shwood Canby Wood
Shwood Canby Wood. (Courtesy of Shwood)

These ‘Wood’ Look Great

Shwood Canby Wood
$149

These unique sunglasses blend technology with a timeless design that makes everyone look like a movie star. Crafted using 13 layers of premium-grade hardwood and aluminum stringers, the frames are as durable as they are eye-catching, paired with lenses providing 100 percent UVA/UVB protection.

American Optical Original Pilot
American Optical Original Pilot. (Courtesy of American Optical)

To the Moon and Back

American Optical Original Pilot
$194

Created for U.S. military pilots, these glasses went to the moon with the crew of Apollo 11. The proprietary True Tone glass lenses provide greatly enhanced color perception, making them also ideal for drivers. Motorcyclists will like how the bayonet temples allow easy on and off when wearing a helmet.

Gatorz Delta
Gatorz Delta. (Courtesy of Gatorz)

Gator Tough Eyewear

Gatorz Delta
$220

The sleek design utilizes a lightweight, aerospace-grade aluminum frame covered by a lifetime warranty that, along with the nosepiece, can be adjusted for a perfect fit. A variety of polycarbonate lenses provide UV and impact protection. Discounts are available for members of the military, veterans, and first responders.

Oakley Holbrook
Oakley Holbrook. (Courtesy of Oakley)

Classic Shades

Oakley Holbrook
$197

Inspired by iconic sunglasses worn by movie stars from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, these classically styled sunglasses look equally good on men and women. Available with polarized, Iridium, Prizm, and prescription lenses. The high-tech, lightweight O Matter frames allow all-day comfort.

Bill Lindsey
Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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