Sunglasses buying guide
Choosing the right pair of sunglasses can be one of shopping's greatest tests. Most celebrities and rock stars look effortlessly cool when sporting their latest pair but you can be sure that a lot of time and thought has gone into their decision. Here we offer some advice and tips to help you choose the right pair for you. Enjoy!
The most important reason for wearing sunglasses is to protect the eyes from sun exposure.
Prevents glare and squinting
The most common symptom is due to glare which is the reflection of light on surfaces.
Sunglasses have become a key fashion accessory with new collections launched each year.
Fashionably laid-back, aviator sunglasses offer a cool, versatile shape for men of all ages.
Get noticed with a pair of rectangular lens sunglasses. A bold, statement choice for guys who like to look different.
Rimless sunglasses can be worn with any outfit, although they can be more fraglile than other styles so may not be suitable for sport.
Light from the sun can be absorbed or reflected horizontally, diagonally or vertically. Glare is caused by the horizontal reflectivity of the light on surfaces such as water, snow and sand.
Polarised lenses have a laminated surface containing vertical stripes. These stripes only allow vertically-polarised light to enter the wearer's eyes. Glare is eliminated because the horizontally-polarised light waves cannot bypass the polarised filter. Think about a venetian blind blocking sunlight streaming through a window - the effects are very similar.
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