Are High Quality Sunglasses a Worthwhile Investment?

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Are High Quality Sunglasses a Worthwhile Investment?

Is it worth buying sunglasses that are a little more expensive but that provide proper protection against the sun? The answer’s a definite yes!

The UV protection that good-quality sunglasses offer makes them well worthwhile. Dark glasses make your irises widen automatically to let more light in and without proper UV protection, your eyes will have no barrier between them and the sun’s harmful rays. This can lead to UV damage and cause short and long-term problems.

Wearing cheap, inferior quality sunglasses is often more dangerous than wearing none at all. Luckily, all the options at EyeQ offer real protection. But before you invest in a pair of sunglasses, I’m going to explain a few factors that will help you choose the right pair.

What Are Your Sunglasses For?

Aside from the obvious UV protection factor, you need sunglasses that fit in with your lifestyle.

If you work outdoors or spend long periods outside for sport, you should consider polarised lenses such as those from Maui Jim to reduce the glare. Just remember that polarisation has nothing to do with UV protection, so check both ratings on every pair.

If you’re very active and need your glasses to fit snugly, consider a wrap around style such as those released by Oakley. You might also want to look for sunglasses made of more durable materials or sturdier construction for which Oakley’s, with their 3-pin system and face-fitting construction, are also ideal.

If you are going to be using your sunglasses for less strenuous activities and prefer to make more of a fashion statement, EyeQ has a huge range of beautifully crafted in-house and designer brands to choose from. Prada, Chanel, Serengeti, Oliver Peoples, Bvlgari and Ray Ban are all well represented and we stock the hottest styles of the season.

All sunglasses can be bought as is, or fitted with prescription lenses. We’re all about making it easy for you to protect your eyes well.

What Styles Suit You Best?

Sunglasses can really make a statement, so the style you choose should reflect your personality or match your look. You might prefer bold, trendy statement pieces, while others want a slim line look that’s a little subtler. Sunglasses of different styles are also better suited to different shaped faces, so try on several pairs before you decide which pair to buy. There are so many different styles to choose from so you don’t need to limit yourself to staid and boring when you can opt for something a little more exciting.

Whatever style you go for, make sure you choose a pair that is big enough to cover your eyes properly, and that sits snugly against your face for maximum protection.

Shades For All Seasons

The danger of UV rays is ever-present and is increased on cloudy days, as the risk doesn’t feel as pronounced. Sunglasses should be worn whenever you are outside, even if just for a few minutes.

Sunglasses are a great accessory, offer excellent protection against UV rays, and can even slow down the signs of ageing- all reasons why investing in a good pair is essential.

If you have any questions about sunglasses or want to try on a few pairs to see what suits you, pop into your nearest EyeQ store!

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