How to Pick Sunglasses: 3 Key Tips on Picking the Right Sunglasses

How to Pick Sunglasses: 3 Key Tips on Picking the Right Sunglasses

Find sunglasses you love at Jarvis Vision Center.

When it comes to picking out sunglasses, there are a lot of options out there.  You want a pair that will fit comfortably, protect your eyes, and give you clear vision.  Here are some key tips on how to pick sunglasses for your face shape, lifestyle, and visual needs.

Picking Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

A good rule of thumb for choosing glasses for your face shape is to contrast strong features.  If you have a round face, find glasses with straight lines and edges. For an angular face, softer shapes will look best on you.  If you’re having difficulty, ask your optician for help! They have tons of experience fitting glasses and will be able to point you in the right direction.

We’ll help you find the perfect fit.

Sunglasses for Your Lifestyle

Try to identify what you’ll be using your sunglasses for on a daily basis. Driving sunglasses or sunglasses for use on a motorcycle are best in a high-wrap frame with very little light filtering in the sides. If you’re out on the water, choose a pair with a mirror coating to reduce glare. For those who wear their sunglasses any time they’re outdoors, then it comes down to a matter of personal style and comfort.

Your sunglasses should fit well and make you feel great!

Picking the Right Lenses for Your Needs

Last is choosing the right lenses. This process will be done with the help of your optician, who knows your prescription and will build the lenses specifically for you. Here are a few things you should know about sunglass lenses:

  • Tinted lenses

    • These lenses darken the sunlight instead of reflecting it away from your eyes and often do not protect from harmful rays like ultraviolet radiation and blue light radiation. Be sure to ask about the protective qualities of your lenses before you purchase!

  • Polarized lenses

    • Polarization refers to an advanced design of lens that blocks out harsh angles of glare that are painful to our eyes. These types of lenses are best for driving or water sports, or anyone with extreme light sensitivity.  Most polarized lenses block UV radiation naturally, and some block blue light as well.

  • Prescription vs. Non-Prescription

    • If you wear contacts or don’t have a high prescription, then non-prescription lenses will work well for you.  If you wear glasses or have a high prescription, then you’ll want to match your prescription lenses as closely to your everyday glasses as possible. 

  • Mirror

    • Adding a mirror coating to your sunglasses is recommended for anyone who is light sensitive or spends a lot of time in high-glare environments like driving or out on the water.  The mirror coating reflects light away from your eye and helps to reduce glare.

 Protect your vision with the perfect sunglasses.

Are you ready to pick out the perfect pair of sunglasses for your summer?  Then come to Jarvis Vision Center. Our team of opticians will help you find the perfect fit and ensure you leave feeling and looking your best!  Contact us today.