Sunglasses have long been associated with movie
stars and celebrities, at first to protect their eyes from the bright
stage lights and now with the rich and famous primarily to mask
their identity. More recently sunglasses in the latest shapes, styles and
colors may be in vogue as a fashion accessory. Now sunglasses have become
apart of your outfit, You need a
different pair of sunglasses everyday to stay up to date with the current
Sunglasses are also recommended for protection
against glare whenever your outside or exposed to bright lights and are a
beneficial defense for your eyes against ultraviolet radiation which may
damage and cause wrinkles around your eyes.
Protection for your eyes
Prolonged exposure to solar ultra violet (UV)
radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the immune
system, skin and your eyes. UVA light has a longer wavelength and
penetrates deeper into the skin than UVB light. UVA light is thought to
be a prime cause of wrinkles. High intensities of UVB light are
hazardous to the your eyes, and exposure may lead to cataracts, pterygium
, and pinguecula formation.
Most sunglasses lenses are made of high-grade
shatterproof polycarbonate (Polycarbonate lenses are the lightest) and
features glare blocking and anti-reflective coating. Lenses also offer
the maximum UV 400 protection which blocks 100% UVA, UVB and harmful
short-wave blue light from your eyes.
Here are some things you should
consider when purchasing sunglasses.
All though faces come in many shapes and sizes the
relationship of your eyes and ears are about the same, and because
sunglasses may take months to manufacture they come in standard
The dimensions for all sunglasses are about the same
5.5" wide, from one arm of the frame to the other arm. Each arm length is
5" but the total length of the sunglasses from the front of the frame to
the arm extension about 6.5", this is because of the curvatures of the
frame itself an inch and a half.
Lenses comes in an array of shape and size. The
average height of the lens is 1.5" and 2.5" for oversize lenses which you
will find many celebrities wearing today.
There are three common styles: full frame, half
frame, and frameless.
- Full frame - the frame all around the lenses.
- Half frames - the frame only goes around half the
- Frameless - no frame around the lenses and arms
are attached directly to the lenses
Nylon or metal frames
The frames are coated for advanced protection and
made of high quality carbon nylon which is durable, light weight and
flexible. They are able to bend slightly and return to their original
shape instead of breaking when pressure is applied to them. The metal or
metal alloy frames are more rigid, some models have spring loaded hinges
and many of the sunglasses are fitted with a rubber memory strip for a
Colors and Shades
The shades of colors may be very subtle; a light or
dark lens, a plain or pattern frame, even a solid or translucent crystal
colored arm. So, look for sunglasses that come in a variety colors.
The lenses for example come in a fire plasma, ice
blue, brown, grey or black. The colors on the frame and arms will vary
also. It is important to wear sunglasses that match the colors of your
cloths, a different outfit and a matching pair of sunglasses because
sunglasses can give you a little attitude, change your mood and accent