NASA developed special sunglasses to be worn by the astronauts on the Apollo missions to help protect their eyes from solar rays. They couldn’t depend on ordinary sunglasses as sunlight is more damaging to the eyes in space without the protection afforded by Earth’s atmosphere. These sunglasses are so special that a pair from the Apollo 11 mission are now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This means you can get the actual sunglasses to wear, but now these NASA Apollo Mission Sunglasses are available that are inspired by the ones issued by NASA.
These comfortable sunglasses feature mirrored lenses and a lightweight stainless steel frame. The lenses block vision-impairing blue and violet rays, while allowing the sight-enhancing green, yellow, orange, and red wavelength to reach your eyes. Not only do they improve visual clarity by improving definition and making objects appear more distinct, but they also block 99.9% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
NASA Apollo Mission Sunglasses are available for $99.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.