Buying sunglasses can seem like an easy thing to do but there is a little more to buying them than you might think. They can make it easier to see on a sunny day but are primarily designed for defending you from UV rays that can cause lasting damage to your eyes. However, you want them to be more than just protection. You want them to be stylish and trendy. Here are a few considerations to take before buying your next pair.
Designer or non-designer
It is one of the most common questions that comes to mind when buying any item of clothing but especially with sunglasses. It would be an obvious thought to think that the more expensive the glasses, the better protection that they offer. However, this may not be the case. The price of the sunglasses does not always reflect UV protection.
Ray-ban is one of the most popular brands but there is no guarantee that they are the best. It is worth looking at the different offers that designers offer. VITENZI for example offers a lifetime guarantee meaning that you only need to spend once rather than repeatedly. However, if you find a design that you like then you probably just get those regardless of the designer.
The capacity to block UV rays very rarely affects the price, design, or darkness of the lens. Chemicals are used to improve UV immersion in the manufacturing process. You should select sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV rays. Some will say that they have UV absorption up to 400nm. This is effectively the same thing and is safe to purchase. Always check the label before you buy a pair so that you can protect your eyes effectively.
You need to make sure that the sunglasses that you are purchasing have lenses that are dark enough to block the light. You should expect that the lenses block out between 75 to 90 percent of visible light when out and about in the sun. One way to check if your sunglasses is to look at yourself in the mirror. If you can still see your eyes through the lenses, then they are likely not dark enough.
Lens size and quality
More coverage from your sunglasses, in the most obvious fashion, means that fewer sun rays are getting into damage to your eyes. Choosing wraparound sunglasses or oversized ones will prevent the sun from causing permanent harm. The only thing to be conscious of here is good fit and comfort. This is because you may be wearing them for a while.
The quality of the lenses also needs to be checked. A uniform tint is always better than a dark one. To check the uniformity, you can hold the glasses at arm’s length and look through the lenses in a straight line. You should also look at something with a straight edge. If it curves while you move the glasses towards your face, then it is imperfect.
Buying sunglasses can be a pleasurable experience but always remember that they do serve a purpose. They are there to protect your eyes as well as make a fashion statement. Keep an eye on the UV protection as well as the style.