• National Sunglasses Day

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    #NationalSunglassesDay

    Protect Your Eyes & Show Off Your Style

    Yes, we know, celebrating national sunglasses day is a little lame. Maybe the worst kind of fake Hallmark holiday. But irony and all, we're embracing it. There is some real benefit to understanding UV exposure (even on a cloudy day) and increasing awareness of sun safety all year long. 

    So take a quick read, then stock up on a pair of beautiful wooden sunglasses. All WUDN sunglasses have CR-39 polarized lenses and offer 100% UV protection. You can protect your eyes and show off your style. 

    WUDN Men's & Women's Ebony Wood, Wanderer with Polarized Lenses and 100% UV Protection

    WUDN Men's & Women's Ebony Wood, Wanderer with Polarized Lenses and 100% UV Protection

    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere at any time and place, but certain regions have heightened radiation levels. What's the UV Risk in your City? 

    What's the UV risk in your city? #nationalsunglassesday

    Make UV protection a family affair. UV damage is cumulative, occurring over a lifetime of exposure. Children are extra vulnerable, so get them in the habit of wearing sunglasses early! This will help to mitigate serious vision problems in the future. Read more about UV & children here.

    National Sunglasses Day is Wednesday June 27th 2018. 

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    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Besides, I think real wood sunglasses are awesome. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

    Tags: #nationalsunglassesday #sunglasses #summer #shades #wood #wooden #WUDN #handmade #handcrafted

    Materials & images courtesy of The Vision Council

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  • 8 Reasons You Want Wooden Sunglasses

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    Style, fit, function and the environment – wood sunglasses are a great choice.

    Wood Sunglasses, Wooden Sunglasses, Wood Aviators, Wood Frame Sunglasses, Wood look sunglasses

    ONE – Sunglasses Made of Wood are an Eco-friendly, Sustainable Material Choice

    Most plastics and acetate are made from oil. Plastic is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be minimized. We use real wood on the whole frame, or at least the temples of all of sunglasses. Our wood is sourced from sustainable forests. Even better, take a look at a set of Recycled Skatedeck Sunglasses.

    Wood sunglasses are available with full wood or half wood frames and an array of wood choices including bamboo, zebra wood, and walnut.

    TWO – Wood is Strong and Masculine While Also Being Warm and Elegant

    Wooden Sunglasses? Of course: Not many materials can satisfy so many different types and styles at the same time. Is wood tough and masculine? Yes. Is it also warm and elegant at the same time? Absolutely. Do wood sunglasses look equally good on men and women, totally. Wood is versatile and beautiful. Wood has the capacity to take a boring pair of sunglasses and turn them into something special, something different. Wood sunglasses take you well into "Cool" without being overstated. The focus should be on you, not on the sunglasses. That's the whole point of style. 

    Men and women look equally great in wooden sunglasses

    THREE – Natural Wood Tones Complement Everything

    Bamboo with Black? Check. Dark Walnut with White? Check. The natural look of wood tomes and wood grain complement pretty much any style. Better than shiny or colored plastic – wood tones are neutral and tend to match your look instead of being the center of attention. They will look great, without being the center of attention.

    FOUR – Every style of Sunglasses You Need

    Every style of sunglasses you are looking for are available in real wood. Wanderers, Aviators, Browline, Recycled Skatedecks, Jackie O style. Pretty much everything except those ugly shield sunglasses.

    Every style of wooden sunglasses you need

    FIVE – Styles as Unique as the Tress They Come From

    No two trees are alike. Each has its own, unique story. A story that has been ingrained deep within its bark and lumber. At WUDN, it’s our job to bring the story out into the world. Every one of our wooden lifestyle products are as unique as the trees they come from, making your wooden sunglasses truly one-of-a-kind.

    Wood grain sunglasses close up view

    Look at the wood grain on these sunglasses - walnut temples for this example. Every pair of wooden sunglasses are unique. 

    SIX – Real Wood Not Green Enough For You, Try Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses

    We like to call them Upcycled skateboard glasses. Available in multiple styles and colors it doesn’t get more eco-conscious than re-purposing skate-decks that have reached the end of their life, into something new and beautiful. You can see the layers of recycled decks showing through behind the face and on the temples; it's a super cool look. 

    Wooden sunglasses recycled skatedeck sunglasses

    The wood effect on these skatedeck glasses is complete. Not to be master of the obvious, but if you didn't know, there are hundreds of fake plastic sunglasses from China that look like wood but aren't. They often call these "wood effect", "wood look" or more honestly "wood like" sunglasses. All WUDN sunglasses are real wood throughout. 

    SEVEN – Wood is Stronger than Plastic

    Durability: Without question, durability is one of the biggest selling points of all-natural wood sunglasses. WUDN sunglasses are as rough and tough from the trees they once came from. Better yet, our sunglasses are made from the finest quality of handpicked woods to ensure superior quality, strength and durability.

    EIGHT – Even the Bamboo Packaging is Eco-Friendly Bamboo

    Even the wooden sunglasses bamboo packaging is eco-friendly

    That's It. All WUDN wooden sunglasses are real wood, lightweight, stylish, comfortable, handcrafted with love and deliver high-grade CR-39 polarized lenses. These are the Best wood sunglasses available at these price points.

    Thanks for Reading and Take a look at the complete wooden sunglasses collection here.

    See Also: The Complete Guide to Finding the Right Pair of Sunglasses to Fit Your Face Shape

    See Also: Polarized lenses are becoming more popular, but what do they really do?

    PS. There are some guys in Boise, Idaho that pitched their wooden sunglasses on Shark Tank. Good guys, cool company, but expensive glasses. Just sayin. 

    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Besides, I think real wood sunglasses are awesome. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

    Tags: #sunglasses #summer #shades #wood #wooden #WUDN #handmade #handcrafted

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  • WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

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    The Real Wood Accessories for Your Summer Adventure – Enter to Win them all!

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway is on now.

    We’re celebrating summer by giving away a collection of our most popular wood products. You will be outfitted completely in beautiful Mahogany, Bamboo, Cedar and Black Walnut:

    WUDN Summer Giveaway 2018 - enter to win

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

    Battery Charging iPhone Case
    Powerbank for iPhone & Android
    Qi Wireless Phone Charger
    Wood Sunglasses
    Customized Laser Engraved Luggage Tags
    Real Wood Sawtooth Mountains Traveler Slim Case
    Wood Coaster Set
    6 oz. American Flag Hip Flask
    2 oz. Keychain Flask
    Lipstick Phone Charger
    Heavy Duty Bottle Opener
    Keychain Bottle Opener
    Credit Card Bottle Opener
    Carmalized Bamboo Mousepad
    Bluetooth Speaker
    Wood Journal

        Here’s How to Enter:

        Contest ended on 5/31/2018. Congratulations to Alison Drey of Omaha, NE. 

        There will be 1 winner selected on June 1st 2018, from the qualified entries. Must be a resident of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia. No purchase necessary to win. Contest Rules Here, because lawyers. Thanks for playing.

        Simplicity, Sustainability & 7 Other Reasons Why You Should Buy All Natural Wood Products 

        About the Author

        Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

         

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      1. Polarized lenses are becoming more popular, but what do they really do?

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        Are polarized lenses helpful and should I pay more for them?

        If you spend most of your time outdoors, on the road, on the golf course, fishing, hunting, on the water or in the mountains, polarized lenses are worth every penny.

        Light usually reflects in many directions; but when light is reflected from flat surfaces, especially water, it’s more likely to be polarized — making it travel in just one (usually horizontal) direction. This creates glare – an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of reflected light that reduces visibility.

        Glare is more than a nuisance

        Glare impairs depth perception, distorts your view and colors, and can cause temporarily blindness, so the extra cost is worth it for many—especially if you spend time outdoors or on the water. Even if you’re not an outdoorsman, getting the sun in our eyes while driving can be dangerous. The most dangerous times to be on the road are dusk and dawn, for this very reason.

        With a special filter, polarized lenses reduce this harmful (and irritating) glare from reflective surfaces including pavement, snow, and water, making objects appear clearer—like highway lines, the lake, or a trail in the woods.

        Non-polarized sunglasses only reduce (slightly) the amount of light coming through the lenses, they don’t do anything to reduce the glare. Dark tinted glasses block more light but they still do nothing to eliminate harsh glare. If you do choose dark lenses over polarized, make sure that they provide UV protection. Dark lenses without UV protection are actually worse for your eyes than not wearing sunglasses at all because they can cause your pupils to dilate, which allow more UV rays to enter the sensitive part of your eyes.

        All WUDN Sunglasses Feature CR-39 Polarized Lenses offering UV-400 protection. 

        What about color? According to Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker, lens color does matter, especially if you’re an athlete.

        Still want more? For the geeks in my crowd here’s a killer video showing the science behind polarization.

         

        If you’re still unsure of what lenses are best for you, don’t take our word for it, make an appointment to see an eye professional.

        All of our natural wooden sunglasses are fitted with industry-leading CR39 polarized lenses. That’s 100% UVA/UVB protection, superior scratch resistant and anti-glare coatings for crystal clear vision in even the brightest conditions. Shop Now

        About the Author: Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at Cameron.christian@shopwudn.com.  

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