5 Tips To Finding The Right Sunglasses
5 Tips To Finding The Right Sunglasses
Making sure you have the right pair of shades is not easy.

5 Tips To Finding The Right Sunglasses

You want to look cool right? I mean, who doesn't. It gives you a confidence boost, and it lets people know that you are interested in looking good and being trendy. Beach parties, cook outs, lakeside walks — the opportunities are endless. But making sure you have the right pair of shades is not easy.

Many people just look for fashionable sunglasses. However, in actual fact, fashion is not the most important feature when it comes to prescription sunglasses. It's protection from ultraviolet rays that is the first consideration.

That's why we're here to help with our top 5 tips for buying sunglasses.

Know what your prescription says

If you don't already have a pair of sunglasses with your prescription, go to any optometrist or ophthalmologist and ask for an eye exam. You'll be asked to read some letters on a chart as well as perform a few other tests. Afterward, your doctor will write down the amount of correction you need for each eye in addition to the overall power needed for both eyes combined.

The most common types of prescriptions are:

Rx 0.00 — this means that no correction is needed for that eye; it's perfect vision

Rx -0.25 to -5.00 — these numbers indicate how much correction is needed per lens (e.g., -0.25 means that each lens needs to be ground down 0.25 diopters)

Rx +1.00 to +5.00 — these numbers indicate how much correction is needed per lens (e.g., +1 means that each lens needs to be ground up 1 diopter)

Consider your lifestyle

The first thing to think about when choosing  prescription sunglasses is your lifestyle. If you spend most of your time indoors or in office buildings, then a pair of wrap-style glasses may be more suitable than traditional ones with metal frames. Meanwhile, if you live in a hot climate or spend lots of time outside during the day, then a pair with full coverage might be better suited to your needs than something less protective that lets light through at all angles.

Choose the lens material that's right for you

Choosing the right lens material for your prescription sunglasses is an important decision. It's not an easy task, but it can be broken down into three simple steps:

1. Know your options.

2. Determine what you've got and what you want to achieve.

3. Shop around and make sure that you're getting the best price on your new glasses.

Polarized lenses make a difference

If you're prone to squinting in the sun and have trouble seeing oncoming traffic when driving, polarized sunglasses can help. Polarized lenses block glare from reflective surfaces like water and pavement, making it easier for you to see clearly.

Make sure your sunglasses have ultraviolet protection

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major cause of skin damage and eye injury, including cataracts and cancer. UV damage can occur when you're out in the sun, even on cloudy days. The best way to prevent UV damage is to avoid exposure by wearing prescription sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet rays.


Given the tips presented in this article, you should be able to navigate the confusing world of prescription sunglasses shopping with ease. Using these strategies and tactics, you'll be well on your way to picking up a pair of shades that make you look good.