5 Sunglass Styles That Will Have Your Eyes Summer-Ready

It’s that time of the year again, finally. Summer and the holidays are knocking at the door! The end of the year means there is still time to use your health fund with optical benefits, book in for a bulk-billed eye test and get summer ready!

Seeking out a new pair of shades?
Check out our list of five must-have sunglasses styles for summer.
From classic aviators to on-trend cat-eyes, we’ve got you covered.

Aviator Sunglasses

One of the most time less (and trendy) sunglass styles around, Aviators are the perfect choice for both men and women. Originally designed for pilots in the early 20th century, aviators have become a fashion staple in recent years thanks to their effortless cool. After something ‘style-proof?’ Invest in a pair of aviators.

The Bill Bass Pompey ~ an exquisite example of the classic Aviator!

Cats-Eye Sunglasses

Look no further than the cats-eye if you’re searching for a pair of sunglasses to help you make a statement this summer. This retro-inspired style has been having a moment, showing no signs of slowing down

So whether you opt for a classic black frame or something more colourful, cats-eye sunglasses are sure to turn heads.

Radley London brings sleek, feminine whimsy with the Radley ‘Anna.’

Round Sunglasses

For a fun and funky twist on the classics, round sunglasses are the way to go.

This style has been popularized by celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles-anyone that was too cool for school. The contemporary round shape in sunglass styles looks great on everyone, from kids to adults.

So if you want to add some ‘influencerpersonality’ to your sunglass collection, consider picking up a pair (or two) of round shape frames.

The FILA SF8494K combines sporting prowess with fashion-forward styling.

Mirrored Lenses in Sunglasses

One sunglass trend that shows no signs of dying down anytime soon is mirrored lenses. Mirrored sunglasses not only look great but also provide an extra level of protection from the sun’s harmful rays. So whether you choose a vibrant colour like Blue or Gold or stick with a classic Silver mirror finish, mirrored sunglasses are guaranteed to upgrade your summer look.

Need some mirrored-lens inspo?

Check out the Amy Sherbrooke AS19L4P

DID YOU KNOW? Ask about our range of graduated mirror tints, too! Paired with a fashionable UV-Tint tone, a graduated mirror tint will enhance your unique stylings.

WHAT IF: You are outside, on a digital device, CONSTANTLY? We have you covered-Get in touch with Island Optical to discuss UV-TINTED lenses. All the health protection from the sun’s harmful rays without the loss of clarity when watching Youtube, using your E-Reader, or working with your digital devices.

Polarized Sunglasses

When finding the perfect pair of sunglasses, function should be just as important as fashion. Polarized lenses are a must if you’re spending time outdoors this summer (which we hope you are!). Not only do they reduce glare and eyestrain, but they also provide 100% UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays. So whether you’re hitting the beach or hiking through the woods, polarized sunglasses will help you enjoy your time outdoors even more.

To find out about the benefits of different lens colours in polarized sunglasses, and which tone would suit you–particularly for prescription sunglasses, get in touch now!


The sun will be out, the weather will be warm (well, warmer), and everyone will be looking on point in the perfect pair of sunglasses. You won’t miss out if you check in with Island Optical’s latest sunglass frame range.

The lens design technology means many frames are suitable for prescription sunglasses. Knowing which ones are right for you can take a lot of work. But don’t worry! From classic Aviators to contemporary round shapes and everything in between, we’ve got you covered, no matter your personal style.

So grab your sunscreen and your favourite pair of shades from Island Optical and enjoy all that summer has to offer!

Check out the ENTIRE sunglass range here. From Ray-Ban, Oroton, Bill Bass,Radley London, Guess, Fila, Spotters, and many more across the entire range online and in-store, there is something for every pair of eyes.

To book an eye test, get in touch online, over the phone, or drop into either of our retail stores in Hobart and Launceston!

This summer, your eyes will thank you for it!