We know how bad the sun is for our skin and eyes. Since 1934 eyewear companies have been creating all types of eyewear visors, canopies, awnings for eyewear all to protect our eyes from the sun and reduce glare. Science and Mechanics ran this little article about Sun Visors For the Eyes. The Frame/lenses were CEBE from France. It’s pretty hard to find the actual sunglasses, but GafasVintage found one from Cebe Sunglasses. We also have images from our emailer.
Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the ‘Awning’ Sunglasses’ around 1950 In the 1950’s Swing-Ups were introduced Note the top style circa 1950 from Cosmetan Eyewear from AO Sun Visored Eyewear has been around for years. Circa 1960. (Source). This I believe was meant to keep rain drops off of your lenses.
Renauld’s Shades were labeled as Canopy Eyeglasses. As seen In Life Magazine June 16, 1967. They sold for $9.00
Anne St. Marie by Tom Palumbo a pair of swings ups.
2008- As seen on the Runway- More of a space age fashion statement.
2009 Louis Vuitton on the Runway
2010? Jean Charles Castelbajac visored eyewear. You can find these on ebay, they also come in yellow.
In 2011 Henry Holland introduces his Hoodie Sunglasses Sunblades Are available from Sunblades
If you like the shady look, you can still get from Factory 900 Percy Lau 2013 Or the most practical thing you can offer your patients is a Vizini from Rons Optical