4 Helpful Tips on How to Buy Sunglasses
by EO Executive Optical | May 09, 2017 at 07:52am

You will surely spend your sweet time looking for sunglasses that are on sale before you hit one of the popular summer destinations in the Philippines. But do you know what you’re looking for?

How do you rate for sale sunglasses in the Philippines? Is it how cool it looks on you? Does it matter if it is retail or a signature brand? Would you look up first if the for sale shades is a trending summer accessory in the Philippines?

What if we tell you it should be none of the above? Here are the factors you should consider in finding the right sunglasses without compromising your eye health:

UV Protection

The primary function of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If it fails to do this purpose, why on earth did you for sale sunglasses in the Philippines in the first place? Is it because it makes you look hot or cool? Nonsense! Next time you buy new pair, don’t forget to ask “Can it block 100% of UV rays?” Or look at the sticker or tag of the sunglasses.

Lens Color
The quantity of different tints of sunglasses today can match any color or style of wardrobe. Is it only for the sake of fashion or does it have other important purposes? Evo, a sporting goods retailer, explains that gray and green tints “are made to cut glare while reducing eyestrain.” Brown shades “enhance the quality of light.” Yellow, gold, and amber colors “are ideal for snow sports.” On the other hand, blue and purple tones are “primarily for cosmetic wear.”

Choose sunglasses that are perfect fit for you. Why? According to WebMD, this is to “help block stray UV light” and “can also keep out sand and allergens.” The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) suggests oversized or wraparound-style of sunglasses.

Lens and Frames Material
In case you’re planning white water rafting, kitesurfing or other extreme watersports this summer, make sure your shades can handle it. Choose frames that are made from titanium or polycarbonate; while the ideal lens material is optical glass, polycarbonate or NXT polyurethane, as advised by Evo. However, shades like these are quite pricey.

As much as you want to look good while wearing shades, keep in mind these four shopping tips when you buy for sale sunglasses in the Philippines. A pair of shades doesn’t only make you cooler but it should also protect your eyes this summer and whenever you wear it.