There are thousands and thousands of sunglasses out there. How do you know which one to choose? We’ll go over that in this article and you’ll know exactly what to look for.
There are 3 main things that will help you narrow down your search. Firstly, sunglasses are meant to protect your vision and eyes so that should be number one on the list. Make sure the lenses have UV400 protection and some sort of polarization. Secondly, try them on! You want to make sure they are comfortable on your face because if they aren’t then you won’t wear them. Lastly, you want them to look good. Try and find a pair that you really like and you’ll be well on your way to feeling and looking better.
Some companies will offer polarized lenses and some won’t. There are also different price points when it comes to different brands. It makes sense to spend a decent amount of money on a good pair of sunglasses if that is what you enjoy. You can buy a quality pair of Polarized Sunglasses for $20 or you can find a pair worth around $100. You should be able to tell the difference in craftsmanship and quality immediately. You want to avoid sunglasses that are selling for $200+ as at that point you are just paying for the name instead of the quality.
Polarization can help in any outdoor situation where there’s a lot of glare, such as hiking in snow, skiing, water sports, fishing, and even your daily driving. Polarized lenses cut through glare, which not only protect your eyes, but enable you to see clearly and concentrate on the task at hand. This, of course can be a huge advantage to anglers, drivers and pretty much anyone you can think of. When it comes to polarized sun glasses, the same rule applies…you get what you pay for. Not to mention the fact that a cheap pair of Polarized Sunglasses can break easily, and be not as comfortable as a higher end pair.
Dark sunglasses do less for your eyes than you think. A darker tint makes it more comfortable for you to see in the bright sun. However, if those dark glasses fail in offering the protection you need from harmful rays, they may be causing more harm than good. Dark shaded sunglasses make it easier for you to open your eyes, allowing UVA and UVB rays greater access to your eyes to cause more damage. If forced to choose, you are better off with a pair of sunglasses with UVA protection and a light gray tint than in dark lenses with no UVA protection.
All in all, everyone should be wearing sunglasses when traveling or being outdoors. Do your research and make sure at the minimum that your sunglass lenses have UV400 protection (which blocks 100% of harmful UV rays), Polarization (which greatly reduces glare and improves visibility), and look and feel good.