At times it isn’t easy to choose the perfect sunglasses, as there is so much variety!
Let us discuss some tips that will be useful to guide you in choosing glasses that meet your needs and tastes.
- Think about how you are going to use them:
Sunglasses for general use are not the same as glasses for a specific purpose such as skiing, fishing or driving. Think about the conditions in which you are going to use them: do you want to wear it as a casual accessory or you have some sight issues. This will help you decide what type of sunglasses you will opt for.
- Choose according to the category:
Once the use that you are going to give them is apparent, you will choose glasses with the appropriate filter category. Category 0 lenses are almost colourless lenses and category. 4 are very dark lenses. It is common for sunglasses to have a category between 2 and 3. Keep in mind that a higher category means a darker lens but not necessarily more excellent protection. You must bear in mind that some filters have certain restrictions. For example, category.4 filters are too dark to drive, and therefore it is not allowed to go with glasses in this category.
- Polarized sunglasses:
Seriously consider purchasing polarized lenses. This type of lens, due to its construction, provides better contrast and definition and greater comfort since it eliminates reflected light and prevents glare.
- Photochromic lens:
Another incredibly suitable type of lens is the photochromic lens. This type of lens darkens when exposed to the sun and clears when in the shade. The lens colour adjusts automatically to the light it detects; thus, your sunglasses will always have the right colour. It is the ideal option if you intend to use them all year round or if you are going to use them in areas where light conditions can vary sharply, for example, the mountains.
- Suitable colour of the lens:
It is time to choose the colour of sunglasses. First, the theory:
- Brown is suitable because it improves contrast and reduces fatigue and glare; it is the right choice for the nearsighted.
- Green produces little alteration of the colours and is especially suitable for the practice of nautical sports; it is a good option for hyperopes.
- Gray is the more neutral colour, the least likely to affect the perception of natural colours, so it is a colour suitable for driving.
In practice, the choice of lens colour is very subjective. There is nothing like testing them in the conditions closest to those that are going to use later to be able to assess whether you prefer one colour or another: choose them on a sunny day and ask to go out with them to be able to value them.
- Proper size, shape and fit:
It is time to decide to look at the shape and size of the glasses: broader and more curved glasses offer more excellent protection against reflected light and from the sides. It is time to see if they fit well in the nasal area since this is where the weight of the glasses rests while you are wearing them. It would be best if you also looked at the degree of coverage, your eyelashes should not rub against the lenses or the glasses should not support on our cheek etc.
It would be useless if you choose the best and most beautiful ones but you are not comfortable wearing them. You should look for the shades with which you find yourselves most comfortable, which, at this point, will be your perfect sunglasses!