Wearing sunglasses not only protects your eyes from the sun’s UV radiation, but it also makes it easier to see on a bright, sunny day. A good pair can instantly elevate your looks and boost your confidence. Lifetime Vision Source, your trusted provider of pediatric eye exams and other eye care products and services, shares four tips on finding your perfect sunglasses.
1. Check the Label
The first thing you should consider when buying sunglasses is the amount of UV radiation blockage they provide. Look for a pair that has a label showing 100 percent UV protection or UV400. This means they can filter up to 400 nanometers of both UVA and UVB rays.
2. Use Your Face Shape as a Guide
Your sunglasses should complement your face shape. Your optometrist advises choosing a pair that’s in contrast with the contour of your face. For example, square-shaped faces look best with rounded frames. They soften your strong jawline and prominent cheekbones. For those with round faces, on the other hand, rectangular or angular frames offset the roundness, adding definition to your face. Individuals with oval faces are lucky as they can pull of most frame styles.
3. The Bigger, the Better
Sunglasses with oversized lenses are a good choice. Not only are they trendy, but they also provide added protection for your eyes. It’s even better if you can find a pair with wraparound-style frames to further reduce UV entry to your eyes.
4. Choose Any Lens Darkness
Your pupil opens up when you’re using dark lenses to allow maximum light entry. If your sunglasses are not rated to filter UV rays, however, this may overwhelm and potentially damage your eyes. This means not all dark lenses provide adequate UV protection. It’s still best to look for that label indicating 100 percent UV blockage or UV 400. If there’s none, you can have your pair checked at your trusted eye center.
For more helpful tips on finding the right sunglasses for you, get in touch with us today at (701) 864-3777. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Jamestown and the surrounding ND communities.