Whether you go for a classic, Risky Business-style Wayfarer or the mirrored shades, you need to be sure they protect you. Make sure your shades have 100% UV protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays—this is the most important thing you can do to save your eyes. You can further protect yourself with oversized and wraparound frames that offer more coverage to protect the soft tissue around your eyes (which can help prevent wrinkles). Finally, you have the option of choosing polarized lenses, which make it easier to see in very bright conditions and prevent eyestrain.
Are your lenses offering enough protection from UV?
Adopt simple, everyday good habits for your eyes. It’s recommended to protect your eyes against UV rays by wearing sunglasses (CE and protection class 2 to 4) 0 being very low protection and 4 being very good protection.
How to choose your sunglasses?
When selecting sunglasses make sure they are labelled category 2 or higher as these sunglasses absorb 95% of UV light.
Lens Tints :None or very light tint 80-100% transmission
Description : Fashion spectacles -
not sunglasses very low sun glare reduction - some UV protection
Lens tint : Light tint 43-80% transmission
Fashion spectacles -
not sunglasses limited sun glare reduction - some UV protection
Lens tint : Medium tint 18-43% transmission
Description : Sunglasses -
medium sun glare reduction and good UV protection
Lens tint : Dark tint 8-18% transmission
Description : Sunglasses -
high sun glare reduction and good UV protection
Lens tint : Vary dark tint 3-8% transmission
Description : Special purpose sunglasses -
very high sun glare reduction and good UV protection.
Not to be used on the road, including driving.
The Standard doesn't cover tinted or clear prescription lenses. Talk to your optometrist about the level of UV protection your prescription lenses offer as some lenses can be covered with a UV- protective layer.
Selecting your sunglass lens colors
The value added
Polarized Sunglasses Cuts glare and haze so your eyes are more comfortable and you can see better. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare. For most outdoor sports and other activities, polarized sunglasses offer great advantages. And today, many polarized lenses are available in combination with other features that can enhance outdoor experiences.
Prescription Sunglasses are deal for those who are prescribed a particular type of spectacle as they eliminate the need for sun clips. Recently, prescription sunglasses have become easily available in the retail marketplace. You may sometimes find yourself driving down the road, sun shining in your eyes, as you search in vain for those clip-on or magnetically attached sun lenses that came with your prescription eyeglasses. At times like these, you might find that prescription sunglasses are much more convenient and more than worth the additional investment. Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually any lens prescription, including bifocal and progressive lens options if you are presbyopic and need lenses to help you read that magazine or book at the pool. We propose you to experience Xperio® lenses, an innovative and technologically advanced polarized prescription lens designed to provide wearers a better visual experience under the sun.