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6 Tips for Choosing Good Sunglasses

Just as important as the skin is protecting the eyes from solar radiation. Therefore, choosing quality sunglasses is essential to take care of your eyesight. The good weather arrives and with it, the desire to buy new sunglasses in line with fashion. However, a large part of the glasses sold in our country do not pass the necessary health and quality controls (approximately 70% of the total). That is why it is very important to look, in addition to aesthetics, at the quality to protect our eyes from the sun's rays.

It is a good idea to have an eye specialist supervise the purchase. In order to achieve the objective of the sun lens protecting our eyes in the best possible way, it must be perfectly adapted to the face: the frame must not be off-centre or far from the face.

6 Tips for Choosing Good Sunglasses

1. Make sure that your sunglasses protect you from UVA and UVB rays, checking that one of the temples shows the "CE" approval, which indicates that they are made in accordance with the standards of the European Community and, therefore, guarantee a safe use. The safety standards of sunglasses are higher than ordinary eyeglasses.

2. Choose the color of the lens well. Although the issue of choosing the color is something subjective that depends on the sensitivity of each eye, it is related to the activity that you carry out that differences can be noticed depending on the tone. For example, brown and green colors are perfect for the city and gray or blue ideal for daytime driving.

3. Check the protection of your glasses. The numbering (0-4) informs about the category of the lens. This classification is based on the amount of visible light possessed by the lenses. Categories 0,1 and 2 offer lower protections and are ideal for the city or for cloudy environments. Lenses with categories 3 and 4 are indicated for sunny environments, for driving, sea and high mountains, since they only allow between 3 and 8% of the light to pass through. This information must also appear on one of the temples of the glasses.

4. Anti-reflective glass: This type of glass is always recommended, since reflections reduce transparency and reduce visual quality. Solar lenses usually have it on the inside and in this way they get less dirty while maintaining the same properties.

5. Polarized glasses. It is important to note that polarized lenses block the light that reaches us horizontally, for example that reflected by the sea. This type of glass is the most recommended for high seas or high mountains, since the reflection of snow and sea is almost 100%.

6. Mirrored glasses: They are a very good option if the light bothers you a lot, since they reflect the excess of light, thus allowing a relaxed vision.

After all, invest in very high quality sunglasses because the health of your eyes is priceless. If you ask us to recommend the best ones, of course Versace sunglasses and eyeglasses are always on our list.

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