Busting sunglasses myths

Today we are doing exactly what the title says – busting sunglasses myths! Over the years many myths about sunglasses have developed and we are here to tell you what is true and what isn’t.

1. You don’t need to wear sunglasses in the winter This is false! The suns UV rays are just as harmful in the winter as they are in the summer and therefore can do just as much damage to your eyes. Whether it is a rainy day, a cloudy day or a snowy day, you will still benefit from popping on a pair of shades.

2. The more expensive the sunglasses, the better protection they will offer This is not strictly true. Whilst designer sunglasses offer a premium level of protection, some affordable sunglasses do to. When shopping for sunglasses it is essential to look at their UVA and UVB rating. Check the label, not the price tag!

3. The darker the lens colour the more UV rays will be blocked out Again, we have another falsie here! It is the sunglasses UV coating that is applied during the manufacturing process that effects what percentage of UV rays are blocked out, not the colour or tint of the lenses.

Shopping for designer sunglasses When shopping for men or women's designer sunglasses it is best to put all ‘myths’ out of your mind and use the information in front of you to make your decision. Always check the label to make sure that the designer sunglasses are authentic. Although fake designer sunglasses are much cheaper, they will not offer the same level of protection as authentic designer sunglasses. It is also essential to check the sunglasses label for their UVA and UVB rating. Whilst you cannot be sure of the accuracy of the rating of some lower end pairs of sunglasses, the rating on premium quality designer sunglasses will be accurate.

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