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Five Essentials to Know Before Buying Your Next Sunglasses

Updated: Aug 1, 2018

The kids are out of school and the temperatures are rising. It's time to sit down by the pool and relax. Just as your about to pull out that new book you've been wanting to read for months, you notice that your favorite pair of sunglasses have a huge scratch on lens. You try to make it work, but no matter how you jimmy-rig them on your face it just isn't happening. You make a conscious decision to look for a new pair as soon as you get home.

Okay, now you're ready to buy a new pair of sunglasses. Where do you start?

No doubt fashion is important in your choice of lenses, but there are a few things to consider before your buying sunglasses.

We've compiled a list from our local experts that is sure to keep you seeing your best this summer.

  1. UV Protection: (Both UVA & UVB) will help protect your eyes from the harsh rays from the sun. Just like your skin, your eyes can get sunburned.

  2. Prescription: because swimming pools and contact lenses don't mix - plus for those over 45 - If you want to read by the pool this may be your best option.

  3. Tint - there is a vast array of colors that can help keep your seeing your best. Most eye clinics can custom tint your lenses to help get them as dark as you need to keep your eyes comfortable outside. Plus, having an optician custom tint the lenses can add real value to what you can see.

  4. Polarized lenses - this is a game changer - if you are on the water fishing, swimming, or just boating at all this summer you should consider polarized lenses. Why? Polarized lenses block the reflected light from the water at a 45 degree angle, which reduces glare dramatically.

  5. Wrap - finding a pair of frames that wraps around the sides can be a big help to block those pesky UV rays that try to attack your eyes from the sides. These are not for everyone, but once you try it you may never go back to any other style.

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