Of course, the main point of sunglasses is that they protect your eyes from the rays of the sun and are therefore important to wear almost anywhere in the world in Summer and Winter and the seasons in between. Some areas of the world, however, have conditions that make wearing sunglasses even more necessary and turn them from things you ought to wear, into things you really shouldn't go out without wearing. The following are particularly important countries to wear sunglasses in... have a look why!

Hours and hours of sun make Spain one of the top European countries to wear sunglasses in!

One of the top tourist destinations in Europe and home to the original seaside resorts (Benidorm, anyone?). Spain is hot hot hot and the sun barely stops shining in the Summer months. Huelva, in Andalusia in the south of Spain is even reported to get an impressive 3,300 hours of sunshine a year! It is therefore definitely one of the top countries to wear sunglasses in!

countries to wear sunglasses in

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates: regularly over 40 degrees...

The capital of the UAE that lies on a T-shaped island that juts into the Persian Gulf, is one of the sunniest places in the World, and has temperatures that regularly exceed 40 degrees. Named as the second most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region, and even known as one of the richest cities in the world, it easy to imagine the kinds of exclusive designer sunglasses brands people must be wearing who live in this sunny city...

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Switzerland: the land of excellent winter sports!

It might seem strange that in the height of Winter, in Switzerland, the country that is famous for snow sports, that sunglasses are important, but in reality there are very good reasons to protect your eyes in snowy conditions. Studies show that 20% of winter sports enthusiasts suffer eye diseases that could be prevented with the proper use of sunglasses. Snow and water can both be very damaging to eyes because they reflect the sun's rays back up at you. Ski masks as well as sunglasses (while you are not hurtling down the slopes) are must-have items, and it is important to get some that provide protection, and obviously that look good too.

countries to wear sunglasses in

Polarized lenses are the best for reflecting the sun's rays, and like many racing car drivers that need to protect their eyes from the sun's glare off the road, lots people opt for mirrored lenses - an ultra cool, retro and stylish look. If, however, you want to wear something slightly different, but are still keen on vintage style glasses, then look no further... I present to you Vuarnet sunglasses! The brand was started by a famous french optician and the French skier Jean Vuarnet after he won the gold medal in the Winter Olympics in 1960, so what could be a better team to design glasses for Winter snow sports?!

Vuarnet's French, vintage style sunglasses are versatile and can be combined with very different looks. The legendary brand is famous for its lenses made from ultra minerals that block UV rays and solar reflections - perfect to protect your eyes in snowy conditions. In the Blickers online shop we currently have three Vaurnet models in stock, all authentic vintage products that have incredible designs. Check them out! (Click on the names of the models below to go to them directly in the online shop).

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