Mirror sunglasses – the new summer trend?

The hot weather is back and that means it’s time to update your sunglasses. But with so many choices, how do you know which pair is right for you? This year, eyewear aficionados know that when you’re choosing a new pair of sunglasses, the hottest current trend is to pair them with mirrored lenses.

Not only do they offer stylish protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but they are also one of the most fashion-forward options for people who want eyewear that reflects their personality and style.

Made popular in the 1980s by rock icons like John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, mirror sunglasses are enjoying a fashion renaissance as a new generation discovers the countless ways to add them to their wardrobe.

What are mirrored lenses?

You are probably familiar with the colourful selection of mirrored lenses recently seen on celebs like Lady Gaga, Elton John and Gigi Hadid. Mirrored lenses continue to be popular with eyewear brands lovers for their stunning impact on any outfit as well as their unmatched sun protection technology.

They are created using several coatings, including a special reflective coating that creates the mirror like appearance. This can reflect light away, allowing wearers to shield their eyes behind brilliant, mirrored hues, ranging all the way from hot pink to sleek silver.

What kind of protection do mirror sunglasses offer?

Mirrored lenses are more than just a fashion statement. They also provide exceptional sun protection by blocking harmful UV light from reaching your eyes. They can also help to keep bright glare at bay, which is great if you drive a lot, play sports, or simply like spending time outdoors.

Protection works both ways, and that includes designing the lens itself to be durable and scratch resistant, so your mirror sunglasses can last for years.

Which mirrored lenses are right for me?

It’s true, there are a lot of mirrored lens options. One of the best current options for us, has to be the Transitions Style Mirrors lenses.

Available in a great selection of tints, Transitions Style Mirrors offer sun protection that wearers have come to expect from this legacy brand. These light intelligent lenses will adapt to whatever light conditions you’re in, activating the mirrored lens effect when outside, and fading back to a light, trendy tint when inactivated inside.

They also protect your eyes from blue light, UV and glare, for sharper and more defined vision wherever you are.

Let’s not forget those who want a stylish way to hit the streets with anonymity! Transitions Style Mirrors provide 100% opacity when activated, meaning no one will be able to see you as you explore your favourite designer boutiques, or head out for a walk – they’ll just see themselves in the lens reflection.

Find your mirror sunglasses at our opticians in London

Are you ready to add Transitions Style Mirrors, or our other fabulous, mirrored lenses to your wardrobe? Our experienced fashion eyewear experts are always ready to help you find a style that easily moves from the workplace to an summer garden party.

Contact us today to book an eyewear consultation and discover how mirrored lenses can elevate your look this summer. As your independent opticians in London, we are proud to offer the highest level of service and stunning style suggestions that you’ll love to wear.