A lot of people struggle when it comes to finding the right shades and may be wondering ‘what are the best sunglasses’ to suit their style and life. Everyone is unique, so it’s not always easy to pick out the right pair of sunglasses. 1001 Optical have put together this handy guide to choosing the right sunglasses to take you through the summer.
While you may be choosing your sunglasses for the way you look, ultimately their purpose is to protect your eyes. This is why the UV filters are so important, as Australia is among the countries with the highest UV ratings, which can cause damage to your eyes and the delicate skin around them.
If you’re wondering ‘what is the best UV filter for sunglasses?’ it’s very simple to spot a quality pair. Look out for the ‘Lens Category’ number from 0 to 4, which you can usually find on the label. A score of 0 means they are fashion glasses with no UV protection, while a Lens Category 4 would indicate they are special purpose sunglasses which offer good UV protection. You’ll want to aim for a level 3 or higher. When you buy from 1001 Optical, you can be sure of quality sunglasses which provide protection, and we have over 30 years’ experience in the field.
UV protection aside, you may be wondering which sunglasses have the best lenses to suit your needs.
- Tinted – tinted lenses not only look cool, and can be made in fun colours, they also give you better vision. For example, yellow tints can help with seeing contrast
- Gradient – these sorts of lenses are darker on the top and lighter at the bottom, so they block out overhead sunlight. If you’re someone who gets annoyed by glare when driving, they are perfect
- Ultraviolet – these lenses can block high levels of UVA and UVB rays
- Polarised – this is a popular lens type as it cuts down on glare, so you can see well even on the sunniest of days
Not sure which lenses to choose? Simply speak to our team at your local branch and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.
One question our team is often asked is ‘what are the best sunglasses for men’? Some men who visit our website or stores may find the choice overwhelming, so we offer advice to help you narrow the choice down. The best thing to do is to work out what suits your face shape first. If you have angular features, then more rounded lenses can work well, while those with round faces can get better definition by wearing more squared frames. You should also think about what colours suit you, and what sort of sunglasses will suit your lifestyle. Are you often active? Do you need sunglasses that look professional for work? This will all help you narrow down your choices. 1001 Optical also offers buy now, pay later options to help you pay for your sunglasses.
At 1001 Optical, we are here to help you choose the best sunglasses, whether you buy from us online or in our stores, and you can be sure that whatever pair you choose, they will be of excellent quality.