If you don’t wear sunglasses, then now’s the time to start. A lot of people think that sunglasses are just a fashion accessory, but this isn’t true.

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Studies show that people who go out in the sun without wearing sunglasses are more likely to go blind or develop sun damage than people who do.

If you are interested in protecting your eyes and looking great, then you need to find the sunglasses that are right for you. However, if you’ve never really worn sunglasses before, then you probably won’t know how to.

Having answered why sunglasses are important, this post will now tell you how to get the perfect pair or authentic replacements.

Lens Type

If you’re interested in picking up a pair of sunglasses, then one of the first things that you need to think about is the type of lenses you want your glasses to have. It’s worth noting, you can buy prescription glasses with different lens colours, which work just the same as sunglasses.

Colored prescription lenses can protect your eyes from the sun, while at the same time ensuring that you can see clearly. Specific lens colours are better for people with light eyes, like rose-tinted glasses. 

If you’re unsure what type of lenses you should fit in your prescription glasses, reach out to your optician. Going back to sunglasses, some lenses are better than others. You should buy the ones that give the most protection from the sun.

Consider Cost

Cost is another important consideration to make. Unfortunately, sunglasses are not cheap. Even unbranded sunglasses can cost a small fortune these days, due to the cost of materials used to make them. You can save yourself money by buying sunglasses on finance or by buying them second-hand. If you’re going to pick a pair up second-hand, then make sure you’re getting them from a reliable source. As sad as it is to say, counterfeit sunglasses are very common nowadays. Most of the independent sellers selling designer sunglasses online are selling fakes, sometimes unknowingly.

Specific Style

If there is a specific style that you adhere to, i.e., urban, then buy a pair of sunglasses that conform to it. If you are interested in fashion and know what style suits you best, then you should have no problem doing this. However, if you’re a little unsure of what looks good on you (or what style you follow) then you should consider booking a consultation with an optician. Most opticians employ stylists. Your optician’s stylist will be able to talk you through what they think would look best on you, in addition to helping you to find a pair that you can afford.

Performing Maintenance

If you’re going to start wearing sunglasses, then you need to make sure that you look after them. Sunglasses break very easily. You need to make sure that you keep yours inside their case, clean them regularly, and get the screws on them tightened if they become loose. If you can, buy a pair that come with a warranty. Glasses that come with a warranty can be sent back to their manufacturer or the retailer that sold you them for repairs. However, if you damage them through carelessness, it’s likely that your warranty won’t cover you.

Branded Glasses

Branded glasses (or designer glasses) are very popular, especially with fashion-conscious people. However, you don’t need to spend a fortune on designer glasses to look good. Again, if you go to an optician’s office and have a consultation with their stylist, they’ll be able to find you a pair of sunglasses that are within budget, but still look good. Designer sunglasses don’t tend to have unique designs, they just have logos on their frames. A pair of unbranded sunglasses worn well can look just as good as a pair of designer glasses. If you are going to buy designer, try to buy second-hand.

Buying Replacements

Finally, it’s always a good idea to have a backup pair of glasses, especially if you live in a place where there’s a lot of sunshine. Frequent exposure to the sun’s rays without adequate eye protection can seriously damage your eyes. In case you ever break your main pair of glasses, you need to have a backup. That way, while you wait for your main pair to be replaced, you can still go outside without having to worry about your eyes being affected. Your replacement pair doesn’t need to be anything fancy, they just need to do the job.

Sunglasses are a good way of protecting your eyes and looking good. Use the guidance issued here to find a pair that’s right for you. If you have any doubts or concerns, reach out to your optician and ask them for advice. Nobody’s in a better position to help you than your optician.

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