Intro : Sunglasses for Men

 Sunglasses are a widely used fashion accessory. A form of protective eye wear decorated or designed primarily to prevent sunlight and high energy visible light from damaging or discomforting the eyes.

They are essential pieces that are widely used by all age groups coming in various design, styles an colors: they can act in two forms, as a fashion piece and for protection. Sunglasses for men have become a fashion trend in recent years. A beautifully designed or decorated eyeglass can actually give an elegant look to the wearer.

Though the main aim of wearing or putting on sunglasses is to keep the eyes safe from the scorch heat of the sun, it is an important fashion accessory. Trendy sunglasses always complement the appearance or look of an individual.

The purpose of wearing them may differ for different persons, most people wear sunglasses to keep up with the pace of fashion style. They protect the eyes from harmful UV rays, which occur even when it is cloudy; this justifies wearing sunglasses most times.

UV Ray Protection

When selecting or choosing a pair of glasses, always go for glasses which gives 100% protection against UV rays, as this will keep the eyes safe from harmful visible light; most sunglasses for men come with a frame attached to them for the purpose of protection.

Style of Sunglasses

  It’s important to consider the style, you may want to pick a glass which is in trend, or which is fashionable, and suit your personal taste, you also have different choices of brand name sunglasses, sport sunglasses or general sunglasses, always have this in mind when you are looking to buy. This will help to narrow down the options and allow you to pick the right pair.

 Different Kind of Sunglasses

Sunglasses come in different forms including but not limited to;

  • Polarized glasses

    Polarized sunglasses are specialized eye-wear designed to reduce glare from surfaces such as water, snow and glass. Polarized sunglasses can be useful for certain sports and driving, helping participants, to see more clearly and avoid potential hazards. Polarized lenses are available in a variety of colors depending on the material from which the lenses are made. Polarized sunshades are excellent for fishing, boating, water-skiing, snowboarding, driving, golfing, cycling, etc. Polarized glasses absorb approximately 99% of reflective glare, giving a glare free vision and are available in different design, styles and color

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  • Sport Optics Sunglasses

    These glasses have special lenses that help to filter out blue and red light while allowing green light to come through, thus increasing the contrast on the golf green allowing golfers to see the subtle lines and breaks in the green without squinting. Sport glasses come in different design, styles and colors. Some of the sport sunglasses are made of impact resistant polycarbonate substrate and the lenses of the glasses are made with an antireflective UV glare reduction coating on the back of the lenses for added safety and protection.

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  • Designer sunglasses

    These sunglasses are made or created by various designers and they tend to be in trend. Most clothing designers have a line of sun-glass designs. These glasses come in urban, conservative, feminine and simple form.

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  We also have preppy look sun-glasses with semi-rimless style, which is made with metal and zyl, vintage looking plastic sunglasses which are made with metal trims, sunglasses with jewelry touches. Prescription sunshades are glasses that are green or prescribed by an optician to correct your eye defects (hypermetropia or myopia). Prescription glasses are available for virtually any lens prescription including bifocal and progressive lens; prescription sunglasses come in many frame styles. The styling of prescription lens frame is nearly the same as with non-prescription lens. Prescription shades made with extreme curves typically distort vision. Prescription shades are available in all lens material including high index, polycarbonate, regular (CR-39 plastic, trivex a lightweight material similar to polycarbonate) and glass.

Prescription lens are suitable for all  lighting condition, some opticians recommend eyeglasses with photochromic lenses and a frame with integrated magnetic clip on sunglasses. The photochronic lenses provide automatic sun sensitive light adjustments for greater comfort outdoors.

Clip on sunglasses are an ideal way for wearers of prescription glasses to protect their eyes from the sun.

Aviator Sunglasses 

These sunglasses have been in existence since the 30’s, they have become popular among young vibrant people. Worn by both men and women most men go for police aviator shades or polarized aviator shades while women go for celebrity Aviator sunglasses.  Aviator sunglasses are commonly found with law enforcement agents, pilots and men in the military.

  Aviator sunglasses are created to be light and sturdy. This sunglasses comes with recognizable oval polycarbonate lenses made in various colors. The aviator glasses come in different colors which include gray, blue, etc. It usually has lenses which are usually UV400 maximum maxim protection to protect the eyes from UVA/UNB rays. Most aviator glasses can be found with high quality poly-frames in various colors that gives the wearer an intriguing look.

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Police Aviator polarized sunglasses


Different Pattern of Sunglasses

  Sunglasses are created in different patterns or shapes which can perfectly fit your face, these include oval sunglasses, rectangular sunglasses, round sunglasses, cat eye sunglasses and the geometric sunglasses, there are a wide variety to choose from.

Sunglasses Lookout List

When shopping for a nice pair of sun-glass, there are some factors you should know before getting a good sun-glass, it includes lens type, frames, sun glass accessories such as the case, bags, floater cords basic strong cords, visor clip (great for clipping sunglasses onto your vehicle visor) metal cases, soft cases, lens care microfiber, lens cleaning cloths, disposable lens cleaning wipes, no fog spray etc.

  Here you have it. This is not an exhaustive guide to the right sunglasses for men but it gives the first timer something to start with. Contributions are highly welcome. Please if you do have a showcase of pictures try sending them to me and i will edit them here. Thanks


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