Welcome to another B Sunglasses round-up here at B Sunglasses. Each week, we report on the biggest sunglasses and eyewear stories as well as some of our own news about sales, giveaways, competitions, new collections, and pretty much anything else we think our customers might find useful or interesting. On last week’s blog we discussed Polaroid eyewear’s 80th birthday celebration and our new Alexander McQueen collection here at B Sunglasses. This week, we’re looking at a selection of sunglasses that would make ideal Father’s Day gifts and the importance of protecting your children’s eyes from the sun with the help of this week’s brand in the spotlight: Monkey Monkey.
Snapchat Glasses have Launched in the UK
Snap’s (Snapchat) special video-recording sunglasses launched in the US last September and Europe has been waiting to hear when these special sunglasses were crossing the Atlantic. The wait is over, however, as they have launched this week in the UK. The launch is similar to the US launch, where they set up a temporary vending machine and people have to find them and pay using their card. The special sunglasses work with the popular Snapchat app and are selling for a pretty reasonable £129.99 (it’s reasonable when you consider that they look good and have a camera and WiFi connection). There will be more Snapboxes set up in Barcelona, Paris, and Berlin very soon!
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June. This year, it’s on Sunday the 18th of June. It’s a good excuse to make a fuss of any fathers or father figures in your life. Being a dad can be tough, so it’s nice to have a day where those nearest and dearest to you get you presents and thank you for being in their lives. As summer is upon us, a pair of sunglasses is a great Father’s Day present. To make it easier, for Father’s Day we’re offering free delivery on everything, and we always offer free returns, in case the sunglasses you choose aren’t to his tastes.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to risk choosing something your dad doesn’t like but you’re sold on eyewear, you can give him a designer sunglasses gift voucher. We’ve been promoting Hugo Boss and Ray-Ban® (their new Blaze collection, in particular) this week as they have a lot of options perfect for Father’s Day. Here’s a little selection from both collections to give you some gift ideas:
Brand in the Spotlight: Monkey Monkey
The brand we’re focusing on this in our B Sunglasses Round-up week is Monkey Monkey, which specialises in children’s sunglasses. Monkey Monkey is an award-winning children’s sunglasses company with some of the most beautiful children’s sunglasses in the world. One of the best things about Monkey Monkey is its dedication to keeping its prices low enough for parents to afford. They are also sunglasses designed especially for children’s tastes because if your children love their sunglasses they’re more likely to keep them on – even if you’re not there to remind them!
It’s vital that children wear sunglasses when the sun is bright in the sky – particularly in the summer. The same harmful ultra-violet rays that damage our skin also harm our eyes, and children’s eyes are more sensitive than adults’ eyes. You wouldn’t dream of sending your child out in summer without sun cream on, and you shouldn’t send them outside without sunglasses. The sun can cause a plethora of different problems for our eyes, such as:
- Cancer of the eye
- Photokeratitis (sunburned corneas)
- Macular degeneration (gradual blindness that used to be associated with old age)
- Cataracts (clouding of your eye’s lens)
- Pinguecula (dry, yellow lumps on the outside of the eye)
- And many more ailments
I hope you’re convinced about the dangers of not wearing sunglasses and will make an effort to protect your own eyes and your children’s eyes. If you’d like to shop for some children’s sunglasses, check out our range of Monkey Monkey sunglasses or look at our wider kids’ sunglasses collection. Here is a selection of our Monkey Monkey sunglasses to pique your interest:
Still Time to Enter our Carrera Competition!
Two weeks ago, we announced our Carrera competition, where customers can be in with a chance of winning a pair of Carrera’s stunning square aviator sunglasses. The deadline is the 17th of June and it couldn’t be easier to enter, just click on this link and answer the question.
And that’s all the eyewear news we have time for this week. Please come back next Sunday for another B Sunglasses Round-up.