There are seemingly thousands of different styles and designs of sunglasses available. Choosing the right pair can seem a daunting task at first glance. You should choose a pair that you like the look of, that protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, and that offer any specific features that you require. If you are looking for glasses to wear, for example, when riding a motorbike then you should consider specialist glasses that are designed for this very use.
Prescription Or Non-Prescription?
First and foremost, if you need prescription sunglasses then make sure that this is what you are buying. Fashion sunglasses and UV protective glasses may not have prescription lens availability and you will need to look at pairs that have this availability. Consider how and when you use your glasses and when you will use your sunglasses. If you wear glasses only for reading, will you really need a pair of prescription sunglasses?
Look at the UV protection rating and buy a pair of glasses with a suitable rating. Typically, the lowest filter category 1 will offer little protection against UV rays but can help negate the bright lights of a summer’s day. These are well suited to driving and light sun conditions. Category 2 glasses offer protection from moderate sunlight while category protect from heavy and strong sunlight. If you’re heading to sunnier climes for your summer holidays then you should consider category 3 as an essential purchase. Always err on the side of caution if you are unsure of which category to buy.
Quality Of Material
The quality of the frames and how the lenses attach to the frames will help determine how long your new glasses will last. Poor quality frames will bend or snap easily while low quality screws and connections may mean that your glasses fall apart and you lose one or more parts. If the glasses come with a case then, not only should you be certain that you use the case, but you should check its quality to be sure that it will offer suitable protection.
Performance sunglasses are ideal for those that put their eyewear through its paces. If you run, cycle, ride a motorbike, or play sports and wear sunglasses when doing so then you should look to this category. They may offer non-slip materials, additional durability compared to standard glasses, and high quality lenses. It won’t usually be necessary to buy these lenses if you are looking for something to wear in the back garden but if you need durability and strength then these are ideal.
Brands And Labels
There are many brands and designer label glasses available that are ideal for wearers that like to wear high end, branded goods. The likes of Gucci and Armani have long created extensive collections of sunglasses and they continue to release good looking and attractive styles for wear by men and women. There are even designer sunglasses for younger adults and children too.
There are many options when it comes to buying sunglasses and one option is to consider used glasses. If you want designer shades but the price tag is too far out of your reach then buying used or nearly new glasses is a great option. Consider websites like Ebay and Gumtree and see what is on offer but do check the grading of the item. As well as second hand glasses you will also find new glasses at reduced prices when compared to buying them new.
Sunglasses are an essential item that not only help you look great but ensure that your eyes are protected from harmful UV rays. Determine whether you need prescription glasses, whether you want designer names, and whether you are willing to buy used glasses to get the very best deals. You can find the perfect pair for your needs and at competitively low prices and, by checking that you get the right pair, you can choose sunglasses that will last you for many a year.
David writes about the changing world of how classic brands continue to offer the same range of successful products decade after decade and survive the ever changing storm in one of the world’s most competitive and fad-focused consumer markets.