How To Determine The Perfect Pair Of Sunglasses
With so many options for sunglasses available to us, finding a pair that works well for you can be overwhelming. What kind of frame should I consider? What colour lenses are there? What material should I be looking at? These, among many other options should be evaluated when purchasing a pair of sunglasses. Consider the following when trying to determine the perfect pair of sunglasses for you:
Material of the frame
The composition of your sunglasses frame will factor into the durability and comfort of your glasses. Of course, each frame material has it’s own pros and cons. Metal frames adjust to your face better and are made from a higher quality of material than other frames, but they’re less flexible, durable and are heavier than other types of frames. They are not recommended for action sports. Nylon (TR-90) frames are ideal for sports and higher performance activities. They’re resistant to temperature changes and are flexible yet still durable. Titanium frames are often found in high-end sunglasses. They’re tough, scratch-resistant and cost a lot of money. Polycarbonate frames are a tougher form of plastic that are ideal for sport and safety glasses since they can take a pounding. The material is more rigid, so it’s difficult for the frames to mould to different face shapes. Acetate frames are another form of plastic that is used in higher-end fashion. Unlike Nylon or Polycarbonate, Acetate does not retain its shape with rugged use and typically is heavier than other plastics. Acetate is known for it’s rich colour and texture but is best avoided for performance uses. Cheaper plastic frames are normally made from Acrylic or Polyurethane and are the most cost-effective solution, but are prone to cracking and can be quite rigid.
- If you plan on wearing your sunglasses while moving around a lot or playing sports and don’t want the glasses sliding down your face, then invest in a pair of sunglasses with nose grips to prevent them from sliding down your face.
- The frame should fit snugly on your nose and ears. If the frames pinch along your temple, this can cause headaches. The frames also shouldn’t rub against your face or head, which can cause irritation.
- The frame’s weight should be distributed evenly between your nose and ears.
- Your eyelashes shouldn’t be touching the frame.
- If you’ve purchased a metal or wire frame, you can adjust the fitting by gently bending the frame at the bridge, the temple or the nosepiece.
- Wrap around lenses block light that hits from the side. They also provide more protection against sand, rain and debris. They’re also more aerodynamic, ideal for runners and cyclists.
Vigor Opti Fit
At Vigor Eyewear, we rise to challenge of finding our consumers their perfect pair of sunglasses. Our Opti Fit standard features an adjustable nosepiece and hydrophilic rubber on the nosepiece, temple and ears to ensure that your glasses stay on, no matter what you’re doing. F3 frame technology is made from a composition of materials and is remarkably lightweight, durable, and flexible. Our frames AND our lenses come in a variety of colours to cater to your own personal style. Be sure to check out our website at http://vigoreyewear.com/ to check out our wide range of products. We have no doubt that you’ll be able to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
There are plenty of factors that contribute to finding your perfect pair of sunglasses. Ultimately, you want a pair that you’ll look good and feel good in while wearing them. You don’t want your sunglasses to hold you back from performing at your very best, so invest the time and research to select your perfect pair.