Everyone needs a perfect pair of these, not just to look good in, but to also protect our eyes from those harmful rays. Just like a great necklace, sunglasses can change the entire look of your outfit.

It may take a few tries to find the perfect pair, and as you may know, stylish, quality eyewear that actually protect our precious eyes are harder to come by these days. For the most part, sunglasses are either tacky, cheaply made, and actually absorbs more of the sun’s harmful rays… or worth as much as one month’s rent just for having a silly, although fabulous, name stamped on the sides. Fortunately, ICU Eyewear has come forward to bridge the gap between affordable and fashionable, quality made eyewear. Established in 1997 by Patricia Kesten, ICU Eyewear has become a recognized pioneer in eyewear fashion and has been featured in Vogue, O, (the Oprah magazine) The Today Show, Women’s Wear Daily, Better Homes & Gardens, as well as many other media outlets.

ICU Eyewear offers many different colored frames, styles, and lens designs and the best part? They start at about $22! Women’s designs include vintage-inspired glamour with cool and modern color combinations as well as pieces with a little more dazzle with dainty detailing. For men, ICU Eyewear designs include everything from sleek and sporty shapes to timeless classics perfect for everyday. Although, don’t be fooled by their reasonable price tag, ICU Eyewear sunglasses help protect your vision with 100% UVA and UVB protection and offer polarized lenses for even more visual sharpness. Aside from sunglasses, ICU Eyewear is world renowned for their reading glasses and just like their sunglasses, they come in a variety of variant hues, styles, and prints to suit anyone’s wardrobe and start at around $23.

For our eco-friendly fashionistas and eyewear users, ICU Eyewear offers green products as they were “the first to develop and implement a manufacturing process for eco-friendly reading glasses made from reclaimed plastic, recycled metal and sustainable bamboo.” They are also dedicated to giving back. Each year, ICU Eyewear donates thousands of reading glasses to those in need throughout the world and in addition, Patricia Kesten developed the “Pink Ribbon Reader”, a chic black reading glasses adorned with a pink rhinestone ribbon in 2007 from a heartfelt request from a special customer. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of the “Pink Ribbon Reader” is donated to organizations that support breast cancer research and awareness.

So whether your style is fun and bold, sleek and minimalistic, ICU Eyewear has everything you can ask for: great quality pieces that won’t break the bank. For more information on their line and to find out what your magnification strength is, visit their website at http://www.icueyewear.com/.

By Frederick Hill for Clarissa International Media Group

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