Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian
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Have you noticed that summer sunglasses are slightly oversized and square this year? Last year, frames were smaller and not as oversized so I’m considering getting a new pair. I don’t change sunglasses yearly, but I’ve had these for a few years, and I think it’s time for a change. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Summer Sunglasses are Slightly Oversized and Square
When choosing a pair of summer sunglasses, it’s important that the lens is large enough to block the sunlight from hitting your eyes. Since I was diagnosed as having the beginning stages of cataracts, keeping the sun away from my eyes is even more important to me. While I want my sunglasses to be fashionable, there is more to choosing a pair of glasses than the way it looks.
As I mentioned above, be sure that the lens is large enough to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This will also help to reduce eye strain.
Lens color is generally a matter of preference although there is some change to how you see things. Some prefer gray and others black, orange, or brown. Whether you get an opaque lens or a gradual tint will also be something to consider. You want lenses that protect you from 99% of UVB rays and at least 95% of UVA rays.
VIVIENFANG Large Oversized Flat Top Teardrop Frame Aviator Sunglasses P1835B Black and DemiLianSan Women’s Oversized Polarized Sunglasses Lsp301 (polarized black)New Fashion Women Oversized Square sunglasses UV Protection eye glasses Goggles UV400ATTCL Women’s Oversized Women Sunglasses Uv400 Protection Polarized Sunglasses,3113 Black
While the trend this summer tends to be slightly oversized and square, you should buy according to the shape of your face. If your face is already square, you may want to opt for an oversized oval frame.
If you lead an active lifestyle, I highly recommend that you buy sunglasses that have scratch resistant lenses and frames that are “break proof.” While no pair of glasses is invincible, these two things will help your glasses last much longer.
While I love a funky pair of glasses with cheetah print or neon pink frames, the fact is that unless you’ll be buying several pairs, it may make more sense to opt for a neutral. Black, brown, navy or whatever other color is most common in your wardrobe will be easier to match.
Are you still not sure what pair of glasses to get? Check out this post with more tips for choosing the best pair of glasses.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.