6 Qualities Your Favorite Sunglasses Should Have

Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian

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Did you ever wonder what the best designer sunglasses for women are? Do you know what makes one pair of sunglasses better than another? Is it the name? The style? The feel? There are a lot of things to consider when trying to decide what the best sunglass quality is but these six traits should be at the top of your list.

6 Qualities Your Favorite Sunglasses Should Have - Best sunglass quality

Best Sunglass Quality

I have a few different pairs of sunglasses and I wear one of them year round. Last year, I was diagnosed as being in the early stages of developing cataracts. One way to slow the progression down a bit is to protect your eyes from the sun. Consider these six qualities when making your choice:

  1. UV protection. As much as we want to look stylish, the most important function of a pair of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun. Look for complete UVA/UVB Protection.
  2. Lens size counts. The larger the lens, the more of your eye it will protect. It also helps if you have side protection from glasses that wrap around.
  3. Polarized lenses. Polarized lenses add an extra layer of protection to your eyes by minimizing glare from reflective surfaces.
  4. Polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are shatter resistant. If you lead an active lifestyle, this is an important safety consideration.
  5. Titanium frames. My favorite material choice for frames is titanium because it is lightweight and flexible. It’s also non-corrosive and hypoallergenic which is important for someone with sensitive skin.
  6. Lens Color. A darker lens is not necessarily better for your eyes. A lot of it has to do with personal preference. Green is the most versatile color.

Of course, fashion is important as well when shopping for sunglasses but please don’t put fashion ahead of these traits. Finding the best sunglass quality really does depend on more than what color frame or designer you choose.

6 Qualities Your Favorite Sunglasses Should Have - Best sunglass quality

6 thoughts on “6 Qualities Your Favorite Sunglasses Should Have”

  1. I must admit in the past I NEVER looked at what my sunglasses offered, just cared if they were cute! Now as I get older I know the importance of protecting my eyes since I wear sunglasses every single day. I have two really good pairs now and they are so much better for my eyes!

  2. Good to know. I have to have photo grey or whatever it’s called now on my prescription lenses since I can’t wear contacts any longer. These are really great tips!

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