How to: Choose Sunglasses that fit Your Style

How to Choose Sunglasses that are Functional and Stylish

It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman, young or old, there’s one essential accessory you should never leave home without.  That is your sunglasses!  Not only do your sunglasses provide your eyes with protection from the elements – including damage from harmful ultraviolet(UV) rays – did you know your sunglasses can be a fashion statement?  Today we’re going to share a few tips with you to help you choose sunglasses that not only offer protection but will compliment your own personal style.

It’s All about Coverage

When choosing a pair of sunglasses, one very important factor to take into consideration is the level of UV protection.  You should look for lenses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV rays.  Anything less will not provide you with adequate protection.  Another important thing to consider is how much coverage the frames will provide.  You want to find a pair of frames that will block as much unfiltered light from your eyes.  Especially if you plan to use your sunglasses while you drive you want to make sure they don’t allow light to pour in the sides unfiltered.

Embrace Your Style

If you prefer a classic and casual look, new or edgy, or even retro you’re in luck.  In our day and age there are countless varieties of shapes, styles and colors available for sunglasses.  Whether you plan on buying sunglasses over the counter or if you need to order prescription lenses we recommend evaluating your personal style.  Make note of colors or styles you tend to lean toward and start shopping.

How to Choose Sunglasses: Take Recommendations

While your opinion and choice of style is the most important it couldn’t hurt to bring a friend or family member along to help you decide between styles.  Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new – sometimes all it takes is a nudge out of our style comfort zones to find our new favorite fashion statement!

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