Discover the Perfect Pair: Your Guide to Choosing the Best Sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion accessory; they are an essential tool for protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays and enhancing your visual comfort in bright conditions.

With countless styles, shapes, and features available, finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be overwhelming.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the key factors to consider when selecting sunglasses that not only look great but also provide optimal protection for your eyes.

Canby Metal Sunglasses
The Canby Metal mixes timeless style with the luxuriousness of domestic hardwoods and stainless steel for a look that’s simple yet unforgettable.
Grant Acetate Sunglasses
The mixed-materials of the Grant come together in a modern, boxy silhouette for those looking to make a tastefully bold statement.
Dayton Metal Sunglasses
Our unique take on this timeless style. We’ve fitted lightweight stainless steel frames with real hardwood dowels for a great time-tested look with an organic twist.

Understanding UV Protection

The most critical aspect of any pair of sunglasses is their ability to shield your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to various eye problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the cornea).

When shopping for sunglasses, look for labels that indicate 100% UV protection or UV400, which means the lenses block all UV rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.

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Introducing our brand new eyewear collection, developed in collaboration with Drypond. Each pair of glasses is crafted with the utmost care, ensuring both style and sustainability. The eco-conscious acetate frame is designed to be both durable and eco-friendly, reducing your environmental footprint without sacrificing
Large Sunglasses Wren
Introducing our brand new eyewear collection, developed in collaboration with Drypond. Each pair of glasses is crafted with the utmost care, ensuring both style and sustainability. The eco-conscious acetate frame is designed to be both durable and eco-friendly, reducing your environmental footprint without sacrificing
Square Sunglasses Black
Introducing our brand new eyewear collection, developed in collaboration with Drypond. Each pair of glasses is crafted with the utmost care, ensuring both style and sustainability. The eco-conscious acetate frame is designed to be both durable and eco-friendly, reducing your environmental footprint without sacrificing

Lens Materials and Coatings

Sunglass lenses are typically made from one of three materials: glass, polycarbonate, or plastic. Each has its advantages and disadvantages:

  1. Glass lenses offer exceptional clarity and scratch resistance but can be heavy and prone to shattering upon impact.
  2. Polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, impact-resistant, and offer built-in UV protection, making them an excellent choice for active individuals and children.
  3. Plastic lenses, such as CR-39, are lightweight and affordable but may not provide the same level of clarity as glass or polycarbonate.

In addition to the lens material, consider any additional coatings or treatments, such as polarization, which reduces glare from reflective surfaces like water and snow, or anti-reflective coatings that minimize distracting reflections on the back surface of the lenses.

The Real McCoy’s Buco Charger Sunglasses Black/Blue
Arguably the finest Americana reproduction brand from Japan, the Real McCoy’s painstakingly recreate and update original garments for the modern day offering the best from the past, replicated to perfection without compromise in Japan. Buco was a famous leather jacket manufacturer founded in 1933 as the ’Joseph Buegel
Bold Norton Sunglasses Horn Yellow
A stylised, bolder, version of the classic wayfarer. Horn yellow white dark acetate Zeiss dark brown solid 7 Barrel rivet hinge 2 pins front, 3 pins side Black clamshell hard case Handmade in England
Julius Tart Optical FDR Vintage Yellow
Julius Tart created some of the most iconic frames when he started his brand in the 1940’s. Now designed and produced in Japan with quality materials; Julius Tart Optical sunglasses showcase silhouettes that are inspired by the past with the modern wearer in min. They recreate the iconic frames using inherited archival

Frame Materials and Styles

Sunglass frames come in a wide range of materials, each with its own benefits:

  1. Metal frames, such as titanium or stainless steel, are durable, lightweight, and hypoallergenic.
  2. Plastic frames, like acetate or nylon, are lightweight, flexible, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
  3. Nylon frames are incredibly durable and ideal for active lifestyles, as they can withstand high impacts and temperature changes.
P3 Sunglasses - American Gray/Bright Chrome
Originally designed for use inside navy submarines, this retro P3 style is a playful take on a military heritage. Built to the same rigid military spec standards and 100% UVA/UVB protected. Handcrafted in 200+ steps in Massachusetts Jewelry-quality finishes with durability coating to prevent scratches 100% UVA/UVB pro
Brooks 47mm - Champagne/Semi-Flat Blue Smoke
An iconic, vintage-inspired frame with a square shaped acetate style and a defined keyhole shape. Perfect for guys and gals alike. Square frame for medium sized faces Stainless steel metal frame with cured cellulose acetate CR-39 lenses with UV protection Semi-flat, blue mirror lense Comes with case and cleaning cloth
The Iconic #D - Yellow Honey
Izipizi makes easy to wear glasses perfect for sunny days, in modern sleek shapes. The Iconic glasses feature 100% UV protection, flexible arms and a lightweight body. 100% UV protection Flexible arms for comfort Lightweight body Slim to narrow faces Measurements: Eye Width: 60mm | Temple Arm Length: 144mm

When it comes to frame styles, consider your face shape and personal preferences. Some popular styles include:

  1. Aviator: Characterized by a thin metal frame and teardrop-shaped lenses, this classic style suits most face shapes.
  2. Wayfarer: With a thick plastic frame and slightly squared lenses, this versatile style complements most face shapes and is perfect for a retro or vintage look.
  3. Cat-eye: Featuring upswept outer edges, this feminine style is best suited for round, oval, or heart-shaped faces.
  4. Sporty: Wraparound and shield-style sunglasses are designed for active wear, providing a secure fit and maximum protection from the elements.
Rufio is a progressive silhouette with a large, full-coverage design. RAEN merged 90s inspiration with their signature Modern Classic approach to create a distinctive-yet-approachable frame. The robust hardware and wrapped end pieces give the frame a sleek look, while the wider fit suits a range of face shapes and pers
Engineered to endure all your active pursuits, the ACTV collection blends classic shapes with performance sunglass features. Shwood’s no-slip, no-fog, no-bounce design allows for unobtrusive sun protection whether you’re out running, cycling, climbing, or paddling. All-day comfort, everyday style. Ultra-thin 100% rec
Clyve is a true Modern Classic with confident angles and a wearable design. It’s both familiar and fresh, building on RAEN’s top-selling Aren silhouette with a refined fit and enhanced comfort. These versatile and lightweight sunglasses will quickly become a staple in new colors like Licorice and Espresso Tortoise. Fra

Choosing the Right Lens Color and Tint

Sunglass lenses come in a variety of colors and tints, each with its own benefits:

  1. Gray and green lenses are popular for their neutral color perception and versatility in various light conditions.
  2. Brown and amber lenses enhance contrast and depth perception, making them ideal for outdoor activities like hiking or golfing.
  3. Yellow and orange lenses can improve visibility in low-light conditions, such as fog or haze, but are not recommended for bright sunlight.
  4. Mirrored coatings reflect light away from the eyes and reduce glare, making them a good choice for water sports or snowy conditions.
Elye - Clear Brown
The Crown Panto glasses from the 1940s-1950s represent one of the most iconic styles of that era in France. Allegedly designed for royalty and nobility, Crown Panto features a distinct frame design with a crown-shaped top, crafted from thick celluloid material through meticulous hand cutting, polishing, and buffing. Th
Anton - Tortoise
Handcrafted Premium Italian acetate Engraved metal nose pads Lenses: 100% UV Protection & Polarized Five bars hinge Designed In Canada Custom leather case Size: 48-23-145
Nata - Sunset Orange
Nata, inspired by the archive eyewear worn by Philip Johnson. Drypond has redefined the classic shape, adding engraved metal nose pads and 7-barrel hinges. Every frame is hand crafted using Italian acetate that has been carefully preserved for a few years, ensuring both sophistication and durability. Handcrafted Premiu

Proper Fit and Comfort

To ensure maximum protection and comfort, your sunglasses should fit properly.

The frames should be wide enough to cover your eyes and protect the delicate skin around them, without being too loose or tight.

The nose pads and temples should be adjustable to prevent slipping or pinching, and the lenses should sit close to your eyes without touching your eyelashes or cheeks.

Eugene Wood Sunglasses
The original wood sunglasses. The Eugene’s classic browline design is flattering on a wide range of face shapes. Handcrafted from premium hardwoods.
Ashland Metal Sunglasses
A modern navigator with a subtle natural twist, the Ashland combines lightweight stainless steel with hardwood temple accents.
Ankeny Acetate Sunglasses
With a bowed browline and lower-wire design, the Newport 52mm acetate lends a smart and confident look to those with mid to wide faces.

Investing in Quality

While it may be tempting to opt for cheaper sunglasses, investing in a high-quality pair from a reputable brand can ensure that you receive the best protection and durability. Look for sunglasses that meet industry standards, such as those set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the European Union (CE marking).

Maintaining Your Sunglasses

To keep your sunglasses in top condition, follow these simple care tips:

  1. Clean your lenses regularly with a microfiber cloth and mild soap and water solution to remove dirt, oils, and smudges.
  2. Store your sunglasses in a protective case when not in use to prevent scratches and damage.
  3. Avoid leaving your sunglasses in hot environments, such as a car dashboard, as extreme heat can warp the frames and damage the lenses.
Namba Topaz
Designed as a homage to the classic Wellington style of the 50s. Forever made famous by the look of many Australian and Californian sunshades in the 80s and 00s, this Shinzo Tamura frame feels truly timeless. This limited edition Topaz lens has a vivid and comfortable light color that will create a calming mood. It dip
Joto Peridot
The Joto is one of our classic frame styles that recall the timeless feel of the 1960s and 1970s. These styles are popular in Japan, and feature metal details in the nose bridge and temples. Our Peridot colored Brightness lens is recommended for low-light conditions. This lens increases brightness, reduces glare, and m
Abeno Slate Mirror
The rounded shape of the Abeno can be traced to the 1970s when the students of Boston universities wore a certain style of glasses, which were later on named as Boston frames. They are characterized by an inverted triangular design. They create a flattering visual balance and a less overwhelming look than many circular

By considering these factors and investing in a quality pair of sunglasses, you can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays while enjoying clear, comfortable vision in any lighting condition.

With the perfect pair of sunglasses, you'll be ready to take on the world in style and confidence.

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