One of the first telltale signs of aging can be seen on the eyes. In the bright California sunshine the eyes take a beating every day. According to a recent article one way to defend against the negative effects of the sun on your eyes is to invest in a good pair of sunglasses. According to the article for most people fashion is the number one concern when choosing a new pair of sunglasses; however, eye doctors are adamant about teaching consumers that the number one concern should be making sure that the sunglasses are effective in protecting the eyes from sun damage -even if it means spending more money. Dr. Dana Tannenbaum, a ophthalmologist in North Hollywood, related to CBS2 that a good quality, effective pair of sunglasses should cost at a minimum $100 and increase from there. They should have 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and they should have polarized lenses. It is important for consumers not to pick a designer pair of glasses that cost well over $100, yet have no UVA or UVB protection. Protecting the eyes from some damage also protects the eyelids and the area beneath the eyes which can become sun damaged and wrinkled. Dr. Kim consults with patients who complain of wrinkled and loose skin on the eyelids as well as loose skin beneath the eyes. Some patients tell Dr. Kim that friends and family members think they’re tired when they look at their eyes. They also tell him that when they look at themselves in the mirror they look much older than they really are. For some women it is virtually impossible to wear eyeshadow throughout the day without creating creases due to excessive loose skin. Dr. Kim will typically recommend a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. This will correct both the upper eyelids as well as the area beneath the eyes.