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. 1934-Sun-Visors It’s pretty hard to find the actual sunglasses, but GafasVintage found one from Cebe Sunglasses. We also have images from our emailer.

www.gafavintage.com/cebe-sunglasses-the-sun-visors/
www.gafavintage.com/cebe-sunglasses-the-sun-visors/

Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the ‘Awning’ Sunglasses’ around 1950 1950-Schiaparelli-awning-sunglasses In the 1950’s Swing-Ups were introduced 1950-Swing-ups Note the top style circa 1950 from Cosmetan Eyewear from AO 1950-hoodie-Cosmetan Sun Visored Eyewear has been around for years. Circa 1960. (Source). This I believe was meant to keep rain drops off of your lenses.

1960 Awning Eyewear
1960 Awning Eyewear

Renauld’s Shades were labeled as Canopy Eyeglasses. As seen In Life Magazine June 16, 1967. They sold for $9.00

1967 Canopy Sunglasses
1967 Canopy Sunglasses

Sylvie Vartan Eyewear Hoodie Eyewear 1960’s 1960-Sylvia-Vartan-Hoodie-Sun   Sun Visors were available on Goggles, circa 1960?

generaloptical.com
generaloptical.com

Anne St. Marie by Tom Palumbo a pair of swings ups.

Tom Palumbo
Tom Palumbo

2008- As seen on the Runway- More of a space age fashion statement.

2008 Eyewear
2008

2009 Louis Vuitton on the Runway

2009 Louis Vuitton
2009 Louis Vuitton

2010? Jean Charles Castelbajac visored eyewear. You can find these on ebay, they also come in yellow.

Jean Charles Castelbajac Visor Eyewear
Jean Charles Castelbajac Visor Eyewear

2010- Jeremy Scott and Linda Farrow Visored Look. Visor-jeremy-scott2011 Pierre Cardin Makes a comeback with a visored sunglass.

Pierre Cardin Summer 2010
Pierre Cardin Summer 2010

In 2011 Henry Holland introduces his Hoodie Sunglasses Visor H-Holland_SS11_11_a-540x296   Sunblades Are available from Sunblades Hoodie-Sunblade-eyewear

Kenzo Spring 2013
Kenzo Spring 2013
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Kenzo Mens 2013

If you like the shady look, you can still get from Factory 900 Hoodie-japanese-glasses-factory900-fa1100   Percy Lau 2013   Or the most practical thing you can offer your patients is a Vizini from Rons Optical  Vizini_Model_Homepage