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Our favorite shades for spring corn and socially-distanced outdoor après.

BLUEBIRD DAYS CALL FOR SUPERIOR EYE PROTECTION—NO GOGGLE TAN REQUIRED.

- By Maggie Mccutcheon // Photo by Keri Bascetta

1. SHRED. OPTICS

BELUSHKI

BEST FOR: Small/ Medium-sized Faces

The Belushki rocks a timeless silhouette but ups the ante with photochrom­ic lenses with the brand’s Contrast Boosting Lens technology designed to make colors pop. Thanks to Shred.’s polarized technology, the lenses also block glare and reduce reflection­s. Plus, they’re easy to wear: The Noweight frames are low profile to effortless­ly fit under a helmet. $150

2. BLIZ

LINA

BEST FOR: Medium/ Large-sized Faces

Bliz is known for its performanc­e-sports specs, but a new lifestyle lineup of polarized sunnies will make you think twice. With a thin tortoisesh­ell frame, the Lina is a fashionabl­e option where performanc­e is not sacrificed: The polarized lenses promise 100-percent UV protection and glare-free vision. You’ll also do a double-take at the price tag. $65

3. SERENGETI

RAFAELLE

BEST FOR: Small/ Medium-sized Faces

The Rafaelle brings back the classic round frame and combines it with a keyhole accent for a retro look. But unlike yesteryear’s shades, the Rafaelle’s lightweigh­t acetate frame is fitted with an ultralight mineral lens that’s 20-percent slimmer than the norm. Bonus: photochrom­ic technology that darkens in bright light and lightens in the clouds. Good looking and smart. $269

4. SMITH

LOWDOWN CORE 2 BEST FOR: Large Faces

The Lowdown’s durable frame is made from recycled water bottles and its lenses from 53-percent bio-based materials, so you can play hard without fear of destroying them—or the Earth. But they don’t skimp on performanc­e thanks to polarized lenses with anti-reflective and hydroleoph­obic coatings that won’t smudge. Sunnies with a positive global outlook. $129

5. POC

DEFINE

BEST FOR: Medium-sized Faces

POC’S Define shades combine performanc­e with stylish silhouette­s. The Grilamid frames are exceptiona­lly lightweigh­t, with hydrophili­c rubber inserts on the nose and temples to keep them in place, while the Carl Zeiss Clarity lenses eliminate reflection and enhance definition. What’s more, the arms break away for safety during an accident but easily pop back on. $180

6. DRAGON

ULTRA

BEST FOR: Large Faces

Dragon throws it back old school with the Ultra, adding just enough design tweaks to create a timeless new look with plenty of tech reinforcem­ents. The plant-based resin frame is lightweigh­t yet durable, and a new shape around the temples gives it some attitude. The oversized lenses employ Dragon’s Lumalens technology for clear, vibrant vision while also blocking out all UV rays. $129

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