How to choose right pair of sunglasses

sunglasses What better idea to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses that are funky, cool and fashionable. Eye protection is very important and wearing sunglasses can protect your eyes from diseases like cataract, cornea burns and other eye disorders.

Finding a right pair of sunglasses may be quite a hassle, keeping in mind the endless styles, price ranges and various features that these sunglasses of today offer.

A sunglass is an eye for an eye. It should be of good quality and should offer at least three basic and necessary properties like good eye protection, comfort and a good style.

The first and the foremost thing that should be kept in mind while purchasing sunglasses is that they should provide protection from ultraviolet radiation as these ultraviolet radiations are the greatest contributors of eye disorders.

Always insist on sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB radiation. Look for labels that read 100% UV protection or UV400.

Sunglasses lens mostly come in three types of materials; polycarbonate (light plastic), CR-39 (plastic) and glass. Glass is durable but tends to be heavy, whereas plastic is lightweight but catches scratches easily. Choosing between the two is a matter of personal choice.

Although color of lens is not that important, what matters is the wavelength of light being blocked. Remember to choose a tinted (colored) glass that reduces the glare or brightness but does not distort the colors.

Grey lens tints provide the least distortion of colors while brown, amber and yellow tints may distort color.

As far as the sunglasses frames are concerned, they are available in materials like plastic, aluminum, titanium and other materials. Always select a frame that is lightweight and non-corrosive in nature.

Style quotient is another factor that should be considered. What sunglasses would suit you depends on your face cut because your face shape affects the frame style and lens shape.


Oval shaped face is considered as a well-balanced face and nearly every type of sunglasses would work fine with such a face cut. People with square face should opt for oval sunglasses.

People with round faces should try rectangular lenses and should avoid narrow sunglasses. For people with heart shaped face rimless and half rimmed glasses go very well. If your face is too small try wearing child-sized glasses.

Other things that should be considered are your skin complexion and hair type. People with pale complexions should go for rose or amber colored frames.

Amber also suits well for dark complexions. Small frames look better on people having short hair. People having long hair should take caution that hair does not block the view.



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