Summer is in full swing and so is the summer sunshine. While most of us are careful about applying sunscreen and wearing hats to protect us from the sunrays, you need to be just as careful about protecting your eyes with quality sunglasses. Here are our recommendations for the best and stylish sunglasses for this summer.
Buy Sunglasses That Offer 100% Ultraviolet (UV) Protection
UV protection is one of the top things to consider before buying a pair of sunglasses. Always find a pair that has UV protection to block out the harmful sunrays.
We recommend picking up a classic pair of Ray-Ban’s that come complete with UV protection and often have darker lenses. Most Ray-Ban sunglasses are fashionable with a variety of styles and are a reliable pair of go-to sunglasses.
Bigger is Better in Terms of Protection
Bigger is actually better when it comes to your sunglasses. We don’t recommend buying oversized sunglasses, but larger sunglasses do provide more protection, especially the fine skin surrounding your eyes. In fact, the delicate skin around your eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of aging and wrinkles.
Try wide framed sunglasses from TOM FORD. You will look stylish and protect your eyes at the same time.
Wrap Sunglasses for All-Around Protection
Much like how larger glasses protect more surface area around your eyes, wrapped sunglasses shield harmful sunrays from entering the corner or sides of your eyes. For example, aviators are a timeless classic look for both men and women, but the way they rest on your face allows more light to reach your eyes from the sides. However, wrapped framed sunglasses will give you optimal protection from all sides.
Ask about our Oakley collection, featuring a wide selection of wrapped style sunglasses.
Polarized Lenses to Block Glare
Polarized lenses are perfect for summer. Not only do you get UV protection, but you can also cut out sun glare. Polarized lenses are exceptional for people who spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer, especially people who frequent lakes and beaches or other sunny environments.
Removing annoying glare will limit squinting or shutting your eyes when you’re active outside.
Be aware of the difference between high-quality polarized lenses and low-quality lenses. Most high-quality polarized lenses have superior materials that reflect light properly and will stay clear by repelling water and oils. Ask about our top-quality polarized lenses options at our optical shop.
Invest for Long-Term Wear
The best sunglasses can be worn season after season and are durable enough to last through the elements of summer. If you are especially active, you may need to ask about sport-friendly sunglasses that have flexible frames.
“We have a world class frame selection,” Dean McGee’s Optical Services Director, Robert Dimick says. “Some of our frame options include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Modo, Tiffany and Co., Bvlgari, Giorgio Armani, Salvatorre Ferragamo, Mont Blanc, and many more.”
We offer high-quality brands that are known for their durability. When it comes to sunglasses, you get what you pay for and you’ll notice the difference.
Dean McGee Optical Shop Open House
If you’ve never visited one of our Optical shops at Dean McGee, you’ll find that having expert assistance in finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for you makes all the difference.
“At DMEI Optical Shops you will find a great frame selection with certified opticians to help you through your lens selection and fitting,” Dimick says. “We can help you find the ideal fit and style while also matching for your prescription and specific needs.”
Please join us on July 18, 2019 for our open house event. You’ll enjoy 50% off all frames, allowing you to choose from top brands such as Ray-Ban, TOM FORD and many more for a fraction of the price. If you find the perfect pair of sunglasses, please tag us on Facebook and use the hashtag #ThatDMEIStyle.
Visit us during store hours, (Monday–Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m.), or call us if you have any questions.