Sunglasses Buying Guide
Sunglasses were invented in China centuries ago and came to Europe with Marco Polo. Initially, sunglasses were used to hide one's eyes and thoughts. In the mid-1700s, they began to be used as eye protection, and, in the early 20th century, they really began to take off in popularity with sun-struck beachgoers. In the decades that followed, sunglasses became, like any clothing or accessories, a fashion statement. In the 21st century, both protection and style are equally important. This sunglasses buying guide contains basic information to help you wade through the available options so you can choose the sunglasses that work best for you.