Three Things to Consider Before Buying Women’s Sunglasses

When shopping for sunglasses, don’t simply buy a pair based on how you look.

Sunglasses
While most people buy sunglasses for style, they should also serve some very important functions.Nitrin Dhumal

The first thing that draws us to a certain pair of sunglasses is how they look. Next, we try them on to see if they look good on our face. From there we determine whether to seal the deal and make the purchase. However, there is much more than meets the eye (literally and figuratively) with sunglasses. There are things you need in your pair of women’s sunglasses that will ensure you made the right purchase. Here are things to keep in mind as you shop.

UV protection

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Classic Sunglasses
UV protection is an absolute must in your sunglasses.Ray-Ban

Similar to the way sunscreen helps to protect your skin from UV damage, the UV protection in sunglasses helps to protect your eyes from UV damage. Thus, it is important to have sunglasses with a high UV protection—preferably 100 percent. No one wants to damage their eyes, so just as you wouldn’t go out in the sun without sunscreen (or shouldn’t), don’t go out in the sun without protecting your eyes.

Size

Quay Australia HIGH KEY Men's and Women's Sunglasses Classic Oversized Aviator
Sometimes bigger is better, especially if you need to block out peripheral light.Quay

It seems as if big sunglasses are never going to go out of style and that is great for your protection. Buying a pair of women’s sunglasses that is large and in charge helps to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays, as well as more of your face. In essence, you’re killing two birds with one stone when buying big women’s sunglasses because you’re protecting your eyes and your skin. That is quite the win-win situation.

Price

SUNGAIT Vintage Round Sunglasses for Women Classic Retro Designer Style
Just because you spend more money doesn’t mean you’re getting better sunglasses.SUNGAIT

As long as your women’s sunglasses protect your eyes with 100 percent UV protection, it doesn’t matter how expensive they are. Two-hundred dollar sunglasses that offer 100 percent UV protection are not any safer and do not protect any more than $20 sunglasses that offer 100 percent UV protection. The lens quality may vary from less expensive sunglasses to more expensive ones. But when it comes to the necessities in your women’s sunglasses, the higher price tag does not correlate with better sunglasses.