We always have, and will continue to wear sunglasses, as they provide an essential screen for the harmful UV rays that we are exposed to on a daily basis, and with vision being critical when driving or operating machinery, suitable eye protection is essential. For most people, sunglasses are also regarded as a must-have fashion accessory, and if you want value for money, look at the upper end of the market, with names such as Lindberg, Nike and Calvin Klein, which represent the very pinnacle of both functionality and style. Unlike most fashion accessories, a pair of sunglasses should be built to stand the test of time, with the very best materials and the right look and feel, and if you are thinking of adding a pair to your sunglass collection, here are some of the features to look for.

  • Comfort – You will be wearing your sunglasses for extended periods, so comfort is high on the priority list, and the only way to be sure is to wear them for a while. Look for a pair that are light, and fit nicely on the bridge of your nose. If comfort is important, look no further than Lindberg eyewear, as they have a global reputation for both comfort and durability, and with a wide range of styles, your choice is only limited to your imagination. Designer items are not always as comfortable as they could be, as style often takes preference over comfort, yet Lindberg are clearly focused on comfort for the wearer, and they always manage to push the boundaries with new and exciting designs, combining good looks with practicality.
  • Durability – Designer sunglasses are definitely at the top end of the price range, yet with Tom Ford or Lindberg, you have the ultimate in durability, meaning your shades will last for many years, if cared for correctly. Composite materials allow for bending and distortion without damaging the unit, and the design itself is based around durability and comfort.
  • Total UV Protection – You really do want the best UV protection, and should expect nothing less than 100% from a pair of designer sunglasses. Some people think this is a non-essential and 75% percent is adequate, yet research shows us that less than complete UV protection could be harmful to your eyes.
  • Anti-Glare – Polarised lenses are ideal for a whole host of weather conditions, reducing the reflection and glare from the water surface, which is why the angler likes to wear polarised sunglasses. Wrap around frames help to eliminate glare, which is why you see all the skiers wearing tight fitting wrap around frames. If you would like to browse a selection of anti-glare sunglasses, an online search will bring up a list of suppliers, and with lower than retail prices, you really can’t go wrong.

When purchasing sunglasses, longevity, and therefore, quality is paramount, and with the designer’s creativity and some superb craftsmanship, buying a top end pair of sunglasses will be very good value for money.