What do I need to think about when buying Men's Sunglasses?
Think for instance about the use of famous male celebrities by sunglasses companies. George Clooney and David Beckham are paid a lot of money to advertise Police sunglasses, and the reason why is so that they can convey an image of coolness that men would try to aim for by buying the sunglasses. If you are looking for a good present for a man, sunglasses are a great idea. Here are some tips for buying sunglasses that you may find very useful when looking to buy sunglasses for a man.
The most important aspect of sunglasses right now is that they protect you from ultra violet radiation, which can cause a great deal of damage to your eyes. You need to look for a seal from the European, British or American standards authority that says that it really blocks sufficient amounts of radiation. You need your sunglasses to be able to block between 99 and 100 percent of UV radiation, preferably 100%. Do not get fooled by companies that put a sticker on saying the lenses block UV rays. You need to look for a suitable seal of acceptance instead.
There are many different types of lenses, including polarized lenses, which are built to reflect the glare from water, roads and snow, so are good for boaters, cyclists and skiers. Then there are Photochromic lenses, which lighten when you are inside and darken when you are outside, and change outside as light conditions change, which is very useful when weather conditions change a lot. Another type of lens is a mirror coated lens – which is best to combat some intense glare from water or snow. Wrap around frames are also available, which blocks more debris, wind and glare round the side of your eyes. Some systems have been created which allows you to change your lenses should you want to combat different weather and different lighting conditions.
To test the lenses – if they are not photochromic, then you should put them on in front of a mirror. Should you be able to easily see your eyes through the lenses then they are unlikely to be dark enough. Another way to work out if the lenses are OK is to hold the sunglasses out in front of you at arm’s length, looking through them in a straight line at a point in the distance like the edge of a door. You can then slowly move the lens horizontally, and should that straight edge distort, sway, curve or move at all then you know that the lens has some imperfections.
The best lens colour is grey – simply because you can see clearest due to these lenses not modifying colours.