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ENJOY THE SUN: HOW TO SELECT THE BEST SUNGLASSES


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With every 1.5 millionths of a second, the sun produces more energy than the world could consume in a year. Getting the right sunglasses is crucial for the best protection from strong sunlight. Windsor residents can enjoy the sun without sacrificing their visibility. Do you need help choosing the best sunglasses? Keep reading to find out how to get sunglasses in Windsor.

 

GET FULL UV PROTECTION

First, you should always choose sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. The sun's severe ultraviolet rays can harm your eyes over time. To safeguard your vision, use sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays. Look for labels or tags displaying the level of UV protection before buying your pair.

 

WHAT LENS COLOUR ENTAILS

The next aspect to focus on is the lens colour. You may be surprised to learn that the darkness of the lens doesn't necessarily guarantee UV protection. Instead, lens colours can affect how you perceive contrast and other colours. Gray lenses offer natural colour perception and reduce brightness. This makes them a versatile option for many different activities. For example, the Maui Jim neutral gray offers high light reduction for bright direct sunlight, while enhancing colour and contrast. Brown lenses enhance contrast and are great for outdoor sports in particular. Brown lenses can also be used indoors in brightly lit spaces or outdoors on overcast days to provide additional comfort. For example, the Maui Rose by Maui Jim offers a comfortable lens colour to wear, as it relaxes the eye muscles. It provides excellent contrast and colour enhancement in a soothing rose tone. Green lenses offer excellent colour clarity. With this in mind, you should use them for golfing or fishing.

 

Mirror Lenses

There are fashionable mirror options applied to the outside surface of polarized and non-polarized lenses. For example, Blue Hawaii by Maui Jim offers amazing colour enhancement and clarity with a blue mirror finish over a polarized neutral gray lens, which reduces the amount of light passing through, eliminates glare and boosts colour. Other popular colour options include red, green and pink.

 

Gradient Lenses

There are gradient lens options with a darker application at the top that gradually gets lighter moving down the lens. So bright light is better filtered through the top while less light is filtered at the bottom and may help with reading up close with the glasses on while providing a trendy look. You can always get different pairs for different activities throughout the week.

 

LENS MATERIAL CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Sunglasses often feature lenses made of glass or plastic. Glass lenses offer significant optical clarity and can even resist scratches. However, they can feel a bit heavier. Plastic lenses are lightweight and more impact-resistant. There have been great improvements in plastic lenses over the years. Polycarbonate lenses are admired for their high durability. Think about your lifestyle and specific needs. Doing this will help you find the most suitable lens material.

 

CONSIDER DIFFERENT FRAMES

Sunglasses should comfortably fit your face without the threat of them falling off. Look for frames that cover your eyes and offer a firm yet soft fit. The frame material should be solid and durable. Acetate frames are known for their resilience. Metal frames provide a sleek and stylish look along with their durability. As a starting point, consider the frame shapes that best complement your face's structure. Round faces should go with square or rectangular frames. Angular faces are often suited for round or oval frames.

 

AN OPTOMETRIST CAN GUIDE YOU

While shopping for sunglasses, getting tips from professionals is always helpful. Eye clinics in Windsor and Tecumseh can provide expert guidance. They can assess your eye health and prescribe the appropriate lens prescription. They also offer personalized recommendations, for your lifestyle needs and unique visual demands. That way, you can have sunglasses that protect your eyes and enhance your vision and comfort.

 

NOW YOU CAN WEAR PERFECT SUNGLASSES

With these factors in mind, getting sunglasses is easier than ever. We can provide you with high-quality and stylish sunglasses. Our experts can also give you a range of innovative eye health solutions. Bellemore Optometry and Eyes on Tecumseh are ready to see you at one of our conveniently-located offices. Visit our Sunglass Cove department in store to find the latest in performance and designer sunglasses. Sunglasses can be made prescription, non-prescription, bifocal and multi focal to meet your unique needs. We have a very large selection of sunglasses from designers like Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Burberry, Jaguar, Ray-Ban, Tiffany, Kate Spade, Swarovsky and many more to choose from. For outdoor enthusiasts, check out our wonderful selection of performance sunglasses from Maui Jim and Oakley.

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