More delicate than choosing an item of clothing, buying a new pair of sunglasses involves following certain specifications to avoid burning your retina – and that of those who ogle you. Follow the guide to choose your new sunglasses. Each time you try on a pair of sunglasses, you have the feeling of metamorphosing yourself either into P. Diddy in a showcase at the VIP Room; because the shape doesn’t fit your face, or because the frame style just doesn’t look like you. Here are four tips for making the right choice when you’re going to buy prescription sunglasses.
1- Define the use
Before even going through the door of your optician, think about how you are going to use this new pair of sunglasses. The first question to ask is whether the use of glasses will be more urban or more sporty. We recommend more curved models, which cover the upper part, sit well on the nose and do not slip. The others, whose heads will rest most of the time on the deckchair cushion, will be more concerned with the style of the frame.
2- Choose protective glasses
Buying a pair of Bay-Ran glasses from a street vendor is immoral. All the more so when we know the damage that UV rays can have on the eyes. It is therefore essential to ensure that the sun protection is sufficient. To do this, make sure that 100% UV400, which indicates complete filtration of ultraviolet rays, is present. Polarized lenses, which eliminate all the reflections generated by a shiny surface, are also a criterion of choice. They provide an immediate feeling of comfort and are for example very suitable for driving. More technical lenses, called photochromic lenses, vary according to the light intensity and allow you not to worry about removing your glasses or not depending on the light conditions.
3- Adapt your frame to your face and skin tone
If all faces are different, and although it remains complicated to come up with a list of general truths about the choice of the frame without attending the fitting, a few tips may help you avoid the bad look. Round faces will avoid frames that are too round and will rather orient themselves towards geometric glasses to restore dynamism to the face. On the contrary, angular faces will be able to choose a frame with curves. More generally, the glasses must be proportional to the height of the man, their width must roughly correspond to the size of the temples, they must neither touch the cheekbone nor hide only part of the eyebrow. As for the characteristics of the frame, the main recommended material is acetate.
4- Check that they do not hurt you
After selecting the model that suits you, the question is whether it will not hurt you when you wear it. To check, you can put a finger on the bridge of the telescope. If there is pain, it means either that the frame does not suit you or that it requires adjustment by the opticiani. The frame should not compress your temples either if you do not want to systematically couple the wearing of your new glasses with a Doliprane 1000.
Are you now ready to buy your sunglasses?