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TIPS FOR HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUNGLASSES FOR YOUR FACE

Written by Dennis Bailey

Some memories of childhood never fade. Remember how you took your mommy’s or daddy’s glasses and act all grown up? But now you are an actual grown up. And you need eyeglasses to read and sunglasses to protect yourself from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. One needs sunglasses on sunny days year-round. If you don’t protect your eyes from the sun rays it may lead to a lot of problems such as cataract where your vision starts to blur. It is said that 20% of cataracts are caused due to exposure to sunlight. Macular degeneration and pterygium are other diseases that are caused due to such exposure. People often get skin cancer of the eye when consistently exposed to sunlight. Therefore, if you want yourself to get protected from all this, make sure to buy sunglasses. Buying sunglasses is not that easy as it may sound but these golden tips can help you sail through.

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PROTECTION

The step one to choose the right sunglass is to look for a sunglass that provides you at least 99% protection from the UV rays. Most sunglasses have a label that provides you information on UV protection but always make sure you don’t buy those sunglasses which are readily available in the flea market as they are not reliable. Going to an optician or a mall store is way better as they are more secure and they make sure that you buy a sunglass and not some colored plastic.

SIZE AND SHAPE

Size of the sunglass is another factor to look into as it provides greater coverage and therefore protects your skin and eyes wholly. This will prevent the rays to reach your eyes and area around it easily. The closer the fit to your face the better chances of blocking out the light. Furthermore, the shape is inversely correlated to your face. If you have a round face you should always choose an opposite shape like square sunglasses. Make sure the shape defines your features. Angles feature with angle shaped sunglasses and curved for curved features.

CONTRAST AND COLOR

The color of the lens just doesn’t show different colors but have specific purposes. There are clear and darker lenses but there also tint lenses that help in a certain setting like a grey tint adjusts brightness without any color distortion while brown lenses enhance contrast by blocking blue light. Whereas red or orange tint is good on overcast days. Further, your tint can also be based on your eye color.

QUALITY

Quality is based on many things but most importantly it is based on the features of sunglasses. If you are squinting from glare that does mean that the sunglass isn’t doing its job well. The most important feature of a sunglass is to protect you from harmful UV rays and a polarised lens sunglass protects you from the same. Therefore make sure to buy a sunglass that is UV Protected. In addition to this, if your jaw is strong then try to buy a sunglass that can balance it with a heavier top bar. Bridge, eyebrow, and undertone are other factors that should be looked upon while buying a sunglass.

Buying sunglasses that are too small or too big can let in light from certain sides. Therefore, check your fit and consult a good optician or ophthalmologist before buying a sunglass and also follow these tips to ensure you get the best sunglasses available in the market.

 

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Dennis Bailey