Summer weather teasers are appearing earlier in the year as we prepare for one of the hottest summers on record. With more sunshine each year, UV sunglasses are not only an adult fashion accessory, but important eye protective gear for the whole family all year round. Most parents overlook UV sunglasses for their children. Like parents, sun-loving children are exposed to sun damage to the eye.
Sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of UV rays, according to the optometrists at WebMD. Proper protection requires glasses that provide good coverage of the eye. To ensure proper coverage, choose a sunglass style that suits your face shape. Recant angular sunglasses look good on round faces while a round shape complements angular faces. Polarized lenses can help reduce glare.
Most other features are optional and a matter of personal choice. This list of the most popular sunglass brands reveals the most popular sunglass features and functionality.
The rectangular shape of Rayban’s Wayfarers fit most any face shape. Each Rayban lens blocks 100% UVA, UVB, and blue lights. The lens have no distortion, are durable and lightweight, and some are hypoallergenic.
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Rainbow Collection. The polarized lenses provide 100% UV protection and are glare-free. The lens and optics experts at Polaroid also boast reducing eye fatigue.
Retrosuperfuture Not wanting to be outdone by Polaroid, French PC has teamed up with Retrosuperfuture to provide photochromatic polarized Zeiss lenses. The sunglasses, handcrafted in Italy, provide superior vision and color perception.
5. Kirk Originals Notorious
The funky but elegant shapes of this sunglass designer are worth a look.
The Eye Respect Rufus matte black and crystal sunglasses are for the cool conservative. The brand has brought back the horn-rimmed look of the 1950s in a sleek, elegant design.
Asos affordable prices – under $20. You can find designs that mimic most of the more expensive brands.
Revo is another affordable brand sold at Sunglass Hat and other retail outlets. An original maker of sport performance sunglasses, Revo now offers a broad range of sunglasses that take advantage of its expertise in outdoor lens technology.
Duduma polarized sports sunglasses are among the most popular with sports enthusiasts. They provide all the needed protection with a price tag under $30. Reflective and scattered light provide athletes clear vision. The glasses include durability and shatterproof layers and come with a lifetime breakage warranty.
RIVBOS is another affordable, popular name in sports shades. These shatterproof glasses come with five interchangeable lenses to suit your sport and mood.
Make sure you are buying the brand you desire. Rayban Wayfarers have become so popular, the Wayfarer has become a generic style.