It seems like every summer, Texas temperatures shatter old records and create new state highs. With this heat comes days of beautiful sunshine, flirty summer dresses and fun outdoor activities. Although the sun is ideal for outdoor fun, it’s not so great for the health of your eyes. Luckily, sunglasses not only protect your eyes from the Texas sun, but they also come a variety of styles to add to as the perfect accessory to any summer outfit. To find some of the most stylish sunglasses with maximum UV protection, visit some of these local DFW stores.

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Image Eye Wear
4268 Oak Lawn
Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 521-6763

Located in The Shops of Highland Park, Image Eyewear offers some of the most prestigious brands in sunglass eyewear. From Lindberg to Tag Heuer, this boutique carries sunglasses by designers who specialize in eyewear for sporting and rigorous outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, snowboarding and skating. Designer divas can also find styles from Prada, Swissflex and Tiffany. In addition, Image Eyewear also offers prescription eyeglasses and shades, so if you have less than perfect eyesight, you can pick up a pair of sunglasses that double as spectacles for your peepers.

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Eyes Nouveau
3000 S. Hulen #104
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
(817) 738-2027

As indicated in the name, Eyes Nouveau offers contemporary, unique and fashionable eyewear for both men and women. This shop houses the latest in designs by Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Coach, Dior, Ray Ban and many more. In addition to selling fashionable sunglasses, shoppers can also get eye exams and prescription lenses at a reasonable price. This one-stop-shop is perfect place to find modern shades on a budget, since prices start at just $69 for frames.

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Fashion Optical
3430 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75219

With the philosophy that every woman has a different personality, Designer and Co-Owner Morgan Metcalf-Gianni designed and launched the m.Gianni Collection in 2011. Designed exclusively by Gianni and inspired by some of his female friends’ personalities, he produced 300 of each style. Where can you find these unique, high end sunglasses? Right here in Dallas at Fashion Optical, of course. The m.Gianni Collection eyewear is also available with prescription lenses for fashionistas who prefer glasses to contacts. Fashion Optical also carries shades from Fendi, Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana.

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64 Highland Park Village
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 522-0352

Peeper’s first opened its doors in Richardson, Texas in 1976. After opening the first location, the business became such a  success that they decided to expand to Hulen’s Mall in Fort Worth, but over time moved again to its current location in Highland Park Village. Peeper has always put its costumers first, catering to those who are seeking the finest in eyewear. This Texas grown business has received praise from Vanity Fair, Elle and several other fashion magazines. From Chanel and Prada to Yves Saint Laurent, Ray Ban and Tory Burch, this store offers the best in high end sunglasses

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Adair Eyewear
3550 West 7th St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 377-3500

Eye Dare You is the clever and catchy slogan for Forth Worth’s Adair Eyewear. This luxury eyewear boutique was founded by Alyce Adair Jones in 1980, and has carved a niche by providing only the highest quality shades to its customers. Boasting eyewear from Cartier, Lindberg and others, this shop offers sunglasses in various materials such as titanium, Buffalohorn, gold and platinum. Be sure to sign up for Adair’s mailing list to be in the know about special offers and email updates on store merchandise and events.

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