We take sunglasses seriously. Even though you’re most likely to be wearing i-gogs sunglasses when you’re outdoors having fun – on the water, trail, course or in the field you can be assured you’re wearing value-added, superior quality sunglasses and eyewear.

When Is It Most Important to Wear Sunglasses?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology advocates wearing sunglasses anytime you're outdoors, but particularly when:

 It's summer (when UV radiation is at least 3 times higher than it is during winter)

  • You're at the beach or near water
  • You're outside at high elevations
  • You're participating in snow sports

In addition, if you have an eye disease, have had cataract surgery or are taking photosensitizing drugs, you should wear sunglasses whenever you go outside.

How Do I Clean My Sunglasses?

  • Use a soft, line-free cloth (such as a microfiber) to clean your lenses
  • Avoid wood-based materials, such as facial tissue, which are too abrasive for safe cleaning

A spray-on lens cleaner or just plain water should also be used, since dry lenses are more susceptible to scratching when rubbed.

Accessories to Consider

  • Protective Case: If your sunglasses don't come with a hard or padded case, buy one. A case protects your eyewear from scratching and crushing, and helps keep the lenses clean
  • Cleaning Cloth: A basic supply for cleaning
  • Retainers: These are a must for active sports
  • Storage Clip: A visor-mounted clip for your car keeps your sunglasses safe and accessible when not in use

Put UV Protection on Your Must-have List

Your sunglasses must provide protection from ultraviolet radiation, a component of sunlight that contributes to eye disease. The FDA, the government agency that oversees sunglass manufacture and sales in the U.S., recommends you look for sunglasses with lenses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB radiation. The label should read either UV 400 or 100% UV protection.