Throwing Shade

Solar Flair

Look sharp and protect your peepers in the season's best shades.

By Tessa R. Woolf Photography by Eric Schramm June 1, 2013 Published in the Summer/Fall 2013 issue of Park City Magazine

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Image: Eric Schramm


Whether you spend your weekends lounging poolside or pedaling up trails, a proper pair of sunnies is as essential as SPF30 and your trusty Camelback. From fashion-forward frames to sportier styles, we rounded up this season’s best bets for fun in the sun. Kathy Burrows, an optician with the Moran Eye Center in Redstone, shares the following eyewear tips: Look for UV protection and a polarized lens, and, for sportier styles, look for sunglasses that fit further away from the face (nose pads help with this) to keep the lens from fogging up during activities. Check out our top picks and get your shade on.

A. Kaenon 

“Georgia” two-tone hand-painted frames made in Italy; available with polarized or nonpolarized lens.
$164–224, Jans Mountain Outfitters (1600 Park Ave, 435.649.4949,

B. Native

“Endura” dark pink frames with polarized silver reflex lens and tngeable sportflex low-light lens. $139, White Pine Touring (1790 Bonanza Dr, 435.649.8710,

C. Prada

Purple nylon Italian frames with metal hinge and gradient grey polycarbonate lens. $255, All Sports Eyewear (751 Main St, Ste 106, 435.645.3939, allsportseye

 D. Persol

Yellow vintage-style nylon frames handmade in Italy with glass gray-green lens and trademark chrome detailing. $205, All Sports Eyewear (751 Main St, Ste 106, 435.645.3939,

E. Zeal 

Mint frames made from plant-based materials with polycarbonate copper polarized lens. $109, All Sports Eyewear (751 Main St, Ste 106, 435.645.3939, allsports

F. Rudy Project

“Deewhy” crystal gloss frame with multilaser orange lens. $185, Moran Eye Center (1743 W Redstone Center Dr, Ste 115, 435.658.9250, healthcare.utah.


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