Designer Sunglasses For All

Welcome to the blog. Here, you will find all manner of information about designer sunglasses, sports sunglasses, polarised sunglasses, niche sunglasses such as the Matrix sunglasses and prescription sunglasses. We hope you will find something of interest.

You will also find out about some more quirky aspects of sunglasses such as those with bluetooth and MP3 technology included.

The most popular types of designer sunglasses include aviators and anything Oakley! Oakley sunglasses are probably the most popular brand and certainly have a very extensive range, including aviators. However, aviator sunglasses are typically associated with Rayban who originally developed them way back for the military. Electric sunglasses are also very popular and have some great styles.

Some designer sunglasses are possibly more associated with women’s sunglasses. These would include Dolce and Gabbana and Armani of course.

Because of the cost of some of the designer sun glasses, if the label is really important to you, the last thing you want is to end up with a fakes! There are tips on this site to help you avoid this but a rule-of-thumb is usually to pick them up and hold them. The fakes will feel cheaper and generally, it will be obvious that they are not of the same quality.

It is important to note here that you don’t have to have designer label sunglasses to get good glasses. There are plenty of lesser known brands that provide good value for money. Also, if you find a frame you like, you can often have prescription lenses inserted by your optician.

It is also particularly important to be careful of really cheap polarised sunglasses. If you need this type of lens, check you actually have them! Again, you will find tips on how to do this on this site.

All-in-all, there are many options available to you when looking for your new sunglasses. Get a cheap throwaway pair because fashions will change next year anyway, get designer label sunglasses as this is important to you or have prescription sunglasses made.


Matrix Sunglasses For Dedicated Fans

Matrix Morpheus Sunglasses
– $ 49.95
The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus Sunglasses are some of the coolest sunglasses you’ll ever own. These sunglasses are awesome, they clip right onto your nose and since these are the premium style with silicon nose pads, they stay on quite well. These sunglasses are very light, you’ll hardly be able to tell you’re wearing them, and, yes, they’re comfortable to wear.

If you are a fan of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and/or The Matrix Revolutions then you may be interested in getting your hands on some of the impressive designer sunglasses worn in these films.

Matrix sunglasses were brought to the market because of demand, and a frequent question asked has been, “where can I find the sunglasses worn in The Matrix?” So whether you fancy Morpheus, Trinity, Neo Seraph, The Twins or Agent Smith styles, the best bit is the price. They really are affordable with greatly reduced prices from about $30.

The range of sunglasses are shatterproof with scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses and with metal frames. Naturally, they also have UV400 protection which is the best protection you can get for your eyes.

As an example, what makes Morpheus Matrix sunglasses so quirky? If you’ve seen them, then you probably already know … they don’t have any arms! So, how do they stay on? They simply clip on to the bridge of your nose with the help of some very specific silicon nose pads. A word of caution though, if the bridge of your nose is particularly wide, you might want to give these designer sun glasses a miss. Now, do they really stay on? Yes, and you can do the majority of things while wearing them; bouncing on a trampoline, running, on the beach, driving etc. However, if you are planning going on a roller coaster or bungee jumping or similar, I would take them off or you may lose them! They do take some adjusting to, but once you have, they’re absolutely fine and do tend to create lots of interest from your friends and those that wonder how they magically ‘float’ on your face!


If you need prescription sunglasses, your optician will find it simple to replace the lenses, even with bifocal and progressive lenses. The Matrix sunglasses website reports they know it has been done with the Neo, Morpheus and Agent Smith styles.

Shipped worldwide for FREE they also come with a years unconditional money back guarantee. Currently, if you buy two pairs, you’ll get another FREE on some styles so you can keep a pair in your car, a pair at home and a pair at work! Just in case the sun decides to come out unexpectedly (in the UK anyway) and you don’t have any with you!

Buying Designer Sunglasses For Different Sports

It’s certainly not news that many people like to buy designer brands like Oakley, Dolce and Gabbana, Quiksilver, Spy and Electric sunglasses to name but a few. However, you should also consider the primary reason why you are buying new sunglasses in the first place, especially if they are for sports.

Don’t forget that you first need to consider that sunglasses, cheap or expensive, should comply with certain standards with regard eye protection. Such standards will carry different labels depending on the country, in Europe the standard is EN 1836:2005, in the US ANSI Z80.3-1972 and in Australia AS1067. You will find all designer sunglasses will adhere to these standards.

When you are buying new designer sunglasses they should not only protect against 100% of UV rays, but also filter out UVA, UVB and UVC.  Also remember that irrespective of the colour or darkness of the lens, it is actually the clear outer coating that filters the rays and not the colour itself.

Although you probably have an “everyday” pair of sunglasses, you probably know that you need a different pair for different sports or for driving. Many people don’t consider the reason, but the colour of the lenses and construction of the sunglasses may affect your vision in dissimilar ways. The proposed use of your glasses is probably why some companies (such as Birdz Hawk) produce sunglasses with interchangeable lenses.

Driving glasses should help keep you alert and your eyes comfortable without causing any eye-strain or headaches. Look for polarised lenses and, if possible these should have a grey tint which is more neutral and is unlikely to affect visual contrast or to distort colour.

If you are a cyclist, you really need a tougher lens because of the increased airflow to the face. Don’t forget your peripheral vision is also susceptible so a wrap-around style may be preferable. If you are a golfer, try yellow lenses as it enhances contrast and depth perception.

More extreme sports demand particular elements for sunglasses. For instance, for mountaineering and other altitude sports one needs to consider the exceptionally bright conditions as well as the high altitudes. Altitude sports require a category 4 lens that takes these conditions into account. Glasses or goggles required for water sports such a surfing or kayaking etc., should be shatter-proof and fog resistant, have a nose cushion, be buoyant and have a means of fixing such as a strap.

In summary, get the best UV protection you can, think about the colour of the lens and the other considerations mentioned above in relation to the intended use of your new designer sunglasses.

Bomb Proof Sunglasses!

Buying bomb-proof sun glasses is no longer science fiction! Grilamid sunglasses are now available in a variety of styles more easily than ever before.

Haymaker sunglasses from Spy are quite special and pretty unique as they are built from bomb proof Grilamid materials.  Grilamid combines safety, strength and fashion detail in a single package and makes for a unique statement!

But what is Grilamid? Simply put, Grilamid is a transparent polyamide that is processed using thermoplastic methods. Amongst the exceptional properties of Grilamid is its lightness, gives good transparency, has high flex fatigue strength, impact resistant and weather resistant, can be coloured and has low flammability and is resistant to chemicals at temperatures and to stress cracking.

The Grilamid used in frames and sunglass lenses, not only has very good optical and mechanical properties, you will find it is also resistant to damage from a large number of normally corrosive chemicals. In addition, Grilamid is resistant to cracking up to at least 23 degrees centigrade after one minute’s exposure from substances such as diesel and petrol fuel, amido sulphuric acid, acetone and butyl acetate to name but a few.

Spy sun glasses are not the only range from the Californian innovators who also produce goggles and apparel that are now made in Italy. It is perhaps no surprise that they introduced these sport inspired Haymaker sun glasses given that the founders are action and motor sports enthusiasts! Uses for these Spy sun glasses are obvious. Not only are they a fashion statement coming from Spy, they will protect your eyes if you work with hazardous materials. We’re not saying a direct and hard blow with a hammer won’t damage them, as it probably may, but debris flying up while you are digging, gardening, skiing, and partaking in other action and motor sports, should not be a problem.

Given the composition of the material, only the genuine designer sunglasses who claim to use Grilamid, will actually use it! If you buy fake designer sunglasses and you need them for safety reasons, it could eventually lead to optical harm as the fakes won’t protect you in the same way. The Haymaker range from Spy sun glasses are built from Grilamid, have 100% UV protection and can be found in a range of colours. There are other “bomb proof” sunglasses around if you want an alternative style, but they can be difficult to find. You will also find some slightly cheaper grilamids from Arctica and Polarlens.