3 Things to Check off Your List When Buying Sunglasses

Sitting wearing sunglassesWinter is in full swing and so are the sun’s harsh rays. So how can you fully protect your eyes from the sun this winter? With so many fun styles of sunglasses available on the market, it can be hard to know just what to look for when shopping for sunglasses. However, by using the checklist below, you will be able to get the best pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes this winter season.

UV Protection

There are three types of UV rays which are emitted by the sun. These include UVA rays, UVB rays, and UVC rays. In order to fully protect your eyes, look for sunglasses that offer both UVA and UVB protection— as these types of lenses will help shield your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays that can cause damage to your eyes further down the line.


Yes, you might find a pair of stylish sunglasses that are equipped with very small glasses, however, think about how those are really going to protect your eyes. When shopping for sunglasses, it’s important to remember that you’re not just looking for eye protection but you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses that will protect the skin around your eyes as well. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your sunglasses cover the top and bottom areas surrounding your eyes.


It should come to no surprise to you that you need to buy sunglasses that fit your face shape and size. However, many individuals aren’t aware that their sunglasses are either too big or too small for their faces. By getting a pair of sunglasses that fits snuggly on your face, you can help to ensure that you’re getting the best protection possible.

If you need a new pair of sunglasses this holiday season, use the above checklist to ensure that  you’re getting everything on your list in order to protect your eyes.

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