Choosing the Right Kind of Sunglasses
by EO Executive Optical | March 27, 2015 at 02:00am

Summer in the Philippines is scorching hot so it is no wonder for sale sunglasses will spike up. We always consider sunglasses as a fashion accessory similar to clothes, hats, bags, and jewelries. It creates a signature style on the wearer if a pair is chosen correctly.

As summer season enters it becomes a necessity than a mere fashion item. It is not just something we wear to portray an aura of coolness or mysteriousness. It provides a sunscreen protection for our eyes against the harmful rays of the sun.

Sunglasses are sold anywhere, so it would not be difficult to find one. However, a pair of sunglasses is not rated due to its tinted color or its cool factor. You must get your money’s worth by buying quality shades. Let us help you choose the right pair by enumerating some tips below:

  • Protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays

You could dodge eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and types of eye cancer once you pick out a pair with 100% UV absorption or could handle up to 400nm.

  • Anti-glare lenses

Choose sunglasses with polarized lenses that block the glare of the sun when driving. This usually comes without UV protection, so make sure you’re buying a pair which has both.

  • Durable or impact-resistant

This is ideal for kids who are active in nature and adults who are into outdoor sports like skiing. It is a characteristic found in polycarbonate plastics.

  • Complements the shape of your face

Save the quirky shaped sunglasses on your swimming outings. Enhance your facial structure by choosing frames that complements the shape of your face.

  • Covers your peripheral vision

Look for shades that wrap-around your eyes. This is to ensure UV rays won’t penetrate the sides of your eyes.


These are the technical specs but the most important tip you must not take for granted is to wear them when you’re outside. Ultimately, this is the primary purpose of your sunglasses which you bought for sale or on discount at one of the eyewear stores in the Philippines.