I have one pair that I wear pretty frequently, and according to my husband’s optometrist, they’re a pretty good option for sun protection!
Apparently, unless you have those sunglasses that completely surround your eye area (like the ones old people wear) you still run the risk of damaging your eyes. The reason is because dark lenses make your eyes think it’s not as sunny as it is, so they stay dilated and end up letting in a lot of the damaging rays. So the clear lenses are somewhat better, because they block UV rays, but don’t trick your eyes into thinking it’s darker.posted about 4 years ago
I chalk it up to: you want what you can’t have.
Since I wear glasses, I hate the trend; but it seems that people who don’t wear glasses and want to, finally have an excuse to!