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Five Things to Keep in Mind before Buying Sunglasses


Eyewear shopping is not easy owing to the different styles, features and sizes of eyeglasses available these days. You can reduce the chances of short or long-term eye damage by wearing sunglasses that provide protection from (UV) ultraviolet rays. Too much exposure to ultraviolet rays increases the risk of cataract, eye cancer and temporary blindness, also known as photo keratitis. People with light-coloured eyes are more susceptible to eye damage from the sun.

Sunglasses are more than just a style statement. They are also very essential to protect your eyes from the harsh sun. The Eyewear Place offers a collection of frames, sunglasses and contact lenses in Lloydminster. We are here to help you with all your eye-care needs. If you want to get an eye exam done and want to follow an eye care routine, we can help you.


Here are a few things you should keep in mind before you buy eyeglasses:

  1. Make sure the sunglasses have UV protection – Due to the lack of awareness, people don’t usually check if their sunglasses block UV rays entirely or partially. UV rays are of two kinds – UVA and UVB. Amongst them, an UVB ray is the most damaging to your health. Choose for glasses that have the maximum UV rays tolerance. While doing so, make sure that enough light passes through the top and sides of the frame.

  2. Choose the right size – Consider the size of the sunglass based on where the eyes are centered closely within the frame. Sunglasses that provide more coverage cause less damage to the eyes. Try to buy glasses that are oversized as they help prevent the UV rays from entering the side. If the glasses tend to feel tight around your nose or the ears, they’re not the right size.

  3. Good material of lens – Comfort and durability are important when it comes to choosing sunglasses. If you are planning a trip to the beach or going skiing, get anti-reflective or polarized coatings so the glare coming off the water and snow is bearable. Lenses that are mirror-coated are highly reflective that limit light from entering the eyes. The colour of the lens matters, for example, amber and brown lenses are good for hunting and skiing as they enhance the contrast.

  4. Transition lenses – If you don’t want to carry around an extra pair of glasses with you all the time, you can choose transitions. They activate when exposed to direct UV rays.

  5. Always get a case – Keep your sunglass in a soft case to prevent scratches and breakage. Make sure you replace the nose pads when they wear off and get the lenses polished.

While choosing sunglasses people tend to pay more attention to how they look as opposed to the sun protection they offer.

The Eyewear Place has a collection of trendy lenses that provide UV protection and fit you perfectly. Contact us to get to know more about our sunglasses!



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