Guide To Buying Sunglasses

Though sunglasses are important for protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays and from sun damage, they can also be a great fashion statement. Staying current with seasonal trends and updated selections is important to many people, including famous stars and celebrities.

Clothing designers and celebrities alike have developed their own lines of sunglasses. Gucci, Fendi, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, and Tommy Hilfiger make some of today’s hottest sunglass designs while celebrity designers include Britney Spears, Joan Collins, Jerry Garcia and Donald Trump. Whatever you are looking for in sunglasses, you can be assured someone has designed it. You just have to be willing to pay the price.

Buying sunglasses for your children is very important. Children have sensitive eyes and over exposure to the sun can cause permanent damage and lead to macular degeneration when they get older.

While many people don’t realize it, price does not dictate function. Even sunglasses costing seven dollars have been known to have better UV protection than ones costing seventy. What you are looking for is a pair of sunglasses that have 100% UV protection. Sunglasses labeled polycarbonate have 100% absorption, and glasses marked CR-39R plastic are about 88% effective. You want something comfortable and of course stylish.

If you spend a lot of time on the water, snow, or you spend a lot of time driving then it is best to choose a polarized lens. Polarization cuts out the light coming from the horizontal meridian while allowing light to come from the vertical. Basically it blocks reflections of light off water, snow, and highways while reducing glare.

For more detailed information on sunglass selection, check out our featured video from style chief Aaron Marino.

 

 

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