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How to choose the perfect sunglasses (lens material, frame, lens colour)


The need to protect your eyes during the day is no longer in doubt. Sunglasses, which protect the delicate eye lenses from the sneaky UV rays and provide comfort, have gone from being a stylish accessory to a necessity for the modern man. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to choose a stylish, appropriate and simply perfect pair of sunglasses that can be a great accessory to protect your eyes and enhance your image on sunny days.

The shape of the sunglasses

Before you go to the store, take a good look at your face. If you have a round face, you need glasses with sharp corners. And if you have a square face, you need smooth shapes and curves. An example is the popular aviator style. Triangular faces look good with sporty frames. Oval faces look good with any shape of frame.

The material of the frame

The cheapest and most popular frames are made of plastic. They are light, resistant to dirt and can be made in any colour. Unfortunately, they are very fragile, and the first time you bang your glasses against them, they are likely to break. Cheap plastic also shows scratches very well. Metal frames are more reliable and resistant to corrosion. However, this material is quite expensive and accounts for a large part of the cost of the glasses. There are special nylon frames for sightseeing and outdoor use that hold the glasses securely in place. When buying glasses, check that the hinges work in your hand and bend the temple.

Lens material


When choosing glasses, look for Polaroid lenses. Polaroid lenses are the most common and best suited for sunglasses. Polaroid lenses also protect against glare from water and snow. Never choose cheap plastic lenses. They offer no advantages. Always check the UVA/UVB rating on the lenses. This will ensure that your eyes are protected.

Lens tint

Colour has a significant effect on how a person sees. For example, brown lenses reduce eye strain, amber (yellow) lenses reduce glare, pink lenses are ideal for daytime wear, and yellow lenses provide clear vision in bad weather. If you’re not sure which colour to choose, go for the classic black.

The lens coating of sunglasses plays an important role

The popular ‘mirrored’ lenses reflect light and have a luxurious look. This is ideal for those with sensitive eyes. Gradient lenses are for those who don’t want to completely hide their eyes with black lenses. Photochromic or chameleon lenses change colour depending on the light.

Fitting tips:

  1. Tilt your head down when trying on glasses.
  2. Make sure the glasses do not fall off your nose.
  3. Make sure the sunglasses fit your face perfectly.
  4. Good quality sunglasses cannot be bought cheap.
  5. When buying branded glasses, always check the packaging, certificates and documentation for the product.
  6. If you have problems with your eyesight, it is better to consult a specialist and order sunglasses that suit your specific needs.