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Editors’ round-up: 12 sunnies we’ve been sporting this summer

HOME / Stories / Editors’ round-up: 12 sunnies we’ve been sporting this summerIf sunglasses are like water—a necessity on scorching days with relentless sunshine—then we’re here to quench your thirst. Below you’ll find reviews of the 12 best sunnies we’ve sported this summer. Whether it was hiking a 14er, mountain biking on a single track, relaxing by the pool or driving to work, we’ve put these frames and lenses to the test. With a range of styles and performance features this group of...

Smith Parallel Polarized Review

The Smith Parallel Polarized did quite well in our comfort testing, but the lack of eye coverage was quite annoying anytime it got windy or dusty.Performance ComparisonThe Smith Parallel Polarized's mediocre durability and ability to shed wind and dust made it one of the lowest scoring models we tested. Below we break down the Smith Parallel Polarized's performance in each one of our tests. Eye ProtectionThis test is where the Smith Parallel Polarized really lost favor, earning the lowest...

What you should know before buying sunglasses

Chris Hondros/Getty ImagesRelated content(CNN) - Summer's almost here, so beware the brightest of sunlight! To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National Eye Institute. This is true for everyone, no matter what age, year round.Ultraviolet radiation is the energy radiated by the sun that arrives on Earth in wavelengths too short for us...