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Sun safety is more than just wearing sunscreen and protective clothing during the summer months. Wearing sunglasses is one of the easiest ways to protect our eyes from over-exposure to harmful UV rays which can cause retinal damage and potentially lead to vision loss.
If you're looking for a stylish pair of sunglasses that will both look good and help block out UV rays without the price tag of designer shades, you're in luck! Amazon's Deal of the Day features a discount on Gowood sunglasses - but only until midnight PST.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $47 (originally $49)
What are they?
Gowood offers affordable sunglasses for men and women that could easily be mistaken for popular, more expensive brands like Ray-Bans.
The brand's Polarized Real Walnut Wood sunnies feature UV 400 protection lenses and walnut temples. These sturdy, everyday sunglasses have a matte black acetate front design and double spring for flexibility and comfort. Each pair of Gowood sunglasses come with a bamboo box for storage or a hard zipper travel case (shoppers choose) as well as a soft microfibre pouch that can be kept easily in your car, backpack or purse.
What people are saying
For anyone on the fence about purchasing a new pair of shades for summer, it's always a good idea to read customer reviews before clicking "add to cart." GoWood sunglasses currently have a 4.3-star rating based on more than 3,000 reviews from Amazon customers who have called them a sturdy pair of sunglasses at an affordable price.
"These glasses are beautiful. They're even better than they look online. I’ve had them for a couple of weeks and they are sturdy and the polarization cuts the glare for my sensitive eyes," one shopper wrote. "As someone who reads reviews before buying products on line, I can assure you that these sunglasses are worth every penny. I’m already thinking of buying another in case anything happens to these. They would also make a great gift. They arrived quickly and well packaged. They even come in a cool wooden box."
"Great product. The frame is sturdy, the wood is strong and smooth and looks nice. The glasses fit well and don't feel like they are going to fall off while also not being too tight. The lenses are clear and comfortable on the eyes while wearing on a bright day and the polarization does a great job of eliminating glare and reflections," another wrote. "They came with a very nice microfibre cloth case and the wood box it came in seems very well made and would compare to a nice jewelry box. Overall price was great, customer service was great, and the product shipped fast and ahead of schedule through Amazon Prime. I'm very satisfied."
Despite having more than 2,000 five-star reviews, some shoppers have noted that you have to be "delicate" with the temples because they're made from real wood and might not be the best choice for anyone with a larger head.
Since sunglasses are expensive, it's always a good idea to have a pair of affordable sunnies on hand for days when you're working outside, hanging by the pool or seem to always misplace your sunglasses.
The Gowood Polarized Real Walnut Wood sunglasses are a great choice for anyone looking for a pair of stylish, beachy-sunglasses for less than $50.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.