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Graduation Day and Father’s Day are both on the horizon, and a sleek pair of shades makes a great gift for both dads and grads. Here are some of our favorite styles. (Image: Courtesy MyEyeDr.)

The Perfect Gift: Sunglasses that will wow dads and grads

Graduation Day and Father’s Day are both on the horizon, and a sleek pair of shades makes a great gift for both dads and grads. Here are some of our favorite styles.

For Dads

The dad that fishes

Costa Del Mar’s Fisch Sunglasses make a great gift for dads that like to spend time on the water. No-slip lining and a venting system keep glasses on and minimize slippage, while 100% polarization and six different lens colors help maximize visibility. Whether Dad is fishing, boating or just lounging by the pool, he’ll be able to see adventure on the horizon in these beauties.

The dad that appreciates nanea

If “Nanea,” the Hawaiian word that means to be in a relaxed state, describes your dad then a pair of Maui Jims could be the perfect gift. The rectangular Eh Brah style is classic and versatile. Dad will look pretty cool in them while relaxing under the summer sun, and he’ll appreciate the special lenses that limit glare and highlight color.

The dad that likes to golf

Nike’s Golf X2 PRO sunglasses are sleek and sporty. The Nike MAX Optics Golf Tint magnifies the white of the ball and works to enhance the contours of the green to help Dad launch the perfect shot. Adjustable temples and a ventilated nose bridge keep him comfortable, and the thin design fits perfectly under a hat.

For Grads

The grad with a classic – or funky – sense of style

Ubiquitous and stylish, New Wayfarer or classic Ray-Ban wayfarer frames are a great choice. The updated frame style is a slightly softer and smaller version of the classic wayfarer, making it ideal for smaller people.

Wayfarers are unisex and can be custom-built to reflect your grad’s favorite colors or show their school pride, and they can even be engraved. Whether you build a classic pair that will last forever or a funky version that reflects your grad’s unique style, this is a gift that will serve them well for road trips, beach week and beyond.

The adventurous grad

The Count frames by Dragon are clean, classic and undoubtedly sophisticated. Plus, they float, which makes them ideal for grads that are always on the go and possibly a little clumsy. Stylish details like Dragon Tail emblems and beveling add visual interest to this unisex style, while rubber nose pads and temple tips prevent slippage. Add Performance Polar lenses that resist water, dirt, oil and eliminate surface glare when your grad is behind the wheel and they’ll be all set, no matter where summer – and the real world – takes them.

The trendsetter

With stylish new sunglasses, your grad can show the world what they’re made of. Young women might appreciate the industrial chicness of these Versace shades, the flirty femininity of Vera Bradley sunglasses or the bold geometry of Salvatore Ferragamo creations.

Another reminder for everyone to sport new shades is coming up next month -- National Sunglasses Day is Tuesday, June 27.

The trusted eyewear associates at MyEyeDr. can help you find the perfect gift and right now they’re running a special promotion: when you purchase a pair of glasses by DVF, Dragon, Nautical, Flexon, Nine West or Valentino, you can purchase a second pair of prescription sunglasses for just $199.

MyEyeDr. is a network of more than 300 optometry practices east of the Mississippi that offer comprehensive eye care services, a selection of designer and value prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, and standard and specialty prescription contact lenses. By welcoming all vision insurance plans and providers, MyEyeDr. makes vision health attainable for everyone. For more information, visit