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Why Wear Sunglasses?

At some point or another, we've all experienced pink noses or tender shoulders after a day in the sun, but did you know your eyes can get sunburned?

Photokeratitis, or sunburn of the eyes, can last up to 48 hours after exposure. It can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, bloodshot eyes, pain and swelling. Long term overexposure to UVA and UVB rays has also been documented as a cause of ocular cancer and may contribute to the formation of cataracts.

Prevention is more than just a dark pair of lenses. Skimping on UV protection means that your pupils dilate behind the lenses, allowing in harmful radiation. Look for lenses that block UVA and UVB rays! It should say so somewhere on the packaging, don't just assume it's there.
Sunglasses also keep you safe moment to moment. When you're biking, running or even driving, the smallest glare can blind you. Even if it's just a second, missing a tree root in the trail or another car's brakelights is a big deal! 

It's widely known that UV exposure can increase signs of aging. Sun protection can help prevent premature wrinkles and crows feet from sun-damage. (And who doesn't look cool behind a sweet pair of shades?) 

Tifosi builds their frames with a material called TR-90. This is a high grade, lightweight nylon. It's resistant to chemical and UV damage and very durable. Most models have fully adjustable ear and nose grips made with hydrophilic rubber. The more you sweat, the better they'll stay put!

All Tifosi lenses are polycarbonate, making them shatter proof and scratch resistant, and all lenses offer UVA and UVB protection. They offer glare-guard and just like your eyeglasses, are optically decentered. That's a fancy way of saying they won't magnify or distort your vision! Injected polarization (instead of coated polarization) guarantees that the polarization treatment won't rub off or fade with time.

 Why Are The Lenses Colored?
It's not a fashion statement, different colors filter light uniquely to match your activity. Tifosi offers a wide variety of lens tint options to suit every personal preference and outdoor lighting condition. Several models come with interchangeable lenses so you can customize depending on your day.


Fleet Feet Redding carries many makes and models of sunglasses from Tifosi.

"Tifosi is the Italian word referring to a Super Fan, an Enthusiast and that is exactly who we are and who we make our eyewear for. Tifosi defines us: we are enthusiasts about our product, our sport, and our fun."

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