Why Sunglasses Double As The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Jordan Manfredi
May 5, 2016



With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching we are all too familiar with the struggle to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. How do you show appreciation for a woman who prepared all of your meals, cleaned and kissed your bumps and bruises and above all, always put your well being first? Is there any amount of flowers and candy that would suffice as the ideal gift for mom to show how we appreciate what she has done for us?

The answer is no, there really is no perfect Mother’s Day gift that can fit the bill.

However, all is not lost in your quest for the ideal gift for mom. You can show your love by choosing a Mother’s Day gift that looks out for her, the way she looks out for you. What better way to show you care than to give the gift of protection in decadent disguise? Non-prescription and prescription sunglasses are known to be a fabulous fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Some of the sun’s scary effects on the eyes include:


  • Cataracts- a clouding of the eye’s lens that can blur vision (Did you know? 20% of cases are caused by extended UV exposure.)
  • Macular degeneration-the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
  • Pterygium-a tissue growth over the white part of the surface of the eye that can alter the curve of the eyeball, causing astigmatism.


New Mom Gift Ideas: Listen up, hubbies. Is your wife busy chasing after little “angels”? Chances are her sunglasses will second as a headband for the days when she is short on time to do her hair or when she needs to cover her tired eyes after a sleepless night of multiple feedings and fuss. A large lens with a plastic frame a la Jackie O, whether non-prescription or prescription sunglasses, is the perfect choice.



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Gifts for active moms: Is your mom or wife ready to bike, hike and/or climb her way through Mother Nature? Well then, a pair of sporty sunglasses that are equal parts comfort, style, protection and durability will make for the perfect, “Let’s pump it up” Mother’s Day gift.



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Mother’s Day ideas that mean business: What about the woman that is breaking glass ceilings in the business world? Like a purposefully tailored power suit, her sunglasses should convey class, sophistication and confidence when worn to and from meetings. For moms who mean business, consider a classy and conservative designer sunglass brand whose style can compete with the woman who wears them.



Ageless gift ideas for mom: For the more mature mama, Cohen’s Fashion Optical can make any style into a prescription sunglass lens and has a wide selection of reader lenses for sunglasses.  They also offer complete eye exams and expert frame fitting, which can accompany any pair of sunglasses for the perfect gift package.



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No matter mom’s age or personality, non-prescription and prescription sunglasses are a perfectly thoughtful way to offer up Mother’s Day gifts that provide some serious eye protection and to showcase her superwoman style this Mother’s Day. We guarantee it.