Choosing the Right Sunglasses, Factors to Consider

Apr 08, 2013 Olympic Eyewear


Eye doctors will be the first to tell you that it's not necessary to spend a lot of money on proper eye protection. The same goes for high-quality fashion – designer wholesale sunglasses are made to give you the looks you want without the high cost. The thing that should concern you the most when it comes to purchasing sunglasses, however, are the quality of protection from UV radiation. You need to make sure your sunglasses meet national UV standards for eye protection.

The other important factor to consider is the purpose you intend to use your sunglasses for. Are you looking for something to block out the glare when you play tennis, or are you planning a beach trip or an angling adventure on the water? Do you want them primarily for a fashion accessory? Purpose makes a difference since sunglasses models are made tailored towards certain lifestyles – sports glasses for example are ideal for recreationists, while polarized glasses are a must for fishermen.

Consider also the color of your lens. Especially if you are shopping for performance sunglasses. The color of your lens, while they don't affect the quality of UV protection, or polarization, can add or take away from your color perception, contrast and clarity.

In terms of size, style is not the only thing to consider – the more surface area your shades cover, the greater level of UV protection it offers. Wraparound glasses with lens extending to the sides of the shades are ideal because the block light coming in at the sides of your face.

Olympic Eyewear has a broad variety of sunglasses for all types of people – with popular discount brands like DG Sunglasses, X-Loop Sunglasses and Biohazard Sunglasses.

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