From a timeless aviator look to the sophistication of new designer styles, sunglasses are as common in outdoor settings as seashells on a beach. These days, the debate among sunglass wearers focuses on protection versus style. As much as sunglasses make a fashion statement, they serve more importantly as an important device to protect your eye’s health from damaging UV rays.
- Plano sunglasses. “Plano” is the term used to describe lenses that contain no power for the correction of refractive errors or presbyopia. You don’t need a prescription to buy plano sunglasses and you can find them in a variety of frame materials, including plastic and metals such as titanium, aluminum and stainless steel. Plano sunglasses are a good choice for anyone who has naturally good vision without corrective lenses and for contact lens wearers. Also, clip-on plano sunglasses can convert prescription eyeglasses into prescription sunglasses.
- Designer sunglasses. These styles, often branded with popular names such as Armani, are generally sold in optical boutiques or department stores and tend to mimic current fashion trends.
- Prescription sunglasses. Ideal for prescription eyeglass wearers, these eliminate the need for clip-on sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are available anywhere prescription eyeglasses are sold.
- Kids’ sunglasses. Because you never know what kids might be doing, sunglasses for children should always include impact-resistant polycarbonate or Trivex lenses for added protection.
Never discard your old eyeglasses! Needy people can use your old eyewear, whether it’s reading glasses, sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses.
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.
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