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An Introduction To Aviator Sunglasses

Although originally introduced in the 30’s for US Air Force pilots, one of the most well known and fashionable type of glasses that are now making a re-appearance in the fashion stakes, are aviators sunglasses.

Commonly seen in the movies, worn by celebrities, pilots, US police and Army personnel, aviators sunglasses remain very popular with many different designer brands now producing their own aviator styles. With their trademark wire frames they now come with several different types and colour lenses.

One of the most popular types of aviators sunglasses have the silver mirrored lenses as worn by the US police and seen in TV series such as C.H.I.P’s and classic 80’s films like Top Gun with Tom Cruise. They do appear to give an element of mystery, intrigue and danger as well as being able to protect the eyes and it is these properties that have made them a strong fashion choice.

The design of aviators sunglasses is ideal for protecting the eyes from all angles against the sun and now come in a variety of coloured lenses that may or may not be polarised. Polarised sunglasses as you may know, block out horizontal light waves to greatly reduce reflection of the sun’s rays, somewhat of a plus for pilots!  As with all sunglasses, one needs to make sure that the sunglasses you buy protect your eyes sufficiently from all UV rays. Although the mirrored lenses are traditionally more popular, it must be noted that mirrored sunglasses are more at risk from getting scratched, but that won’t stop people wearing them!

Electric Bullitt

Nueu Aviator 601

Although not the original aviators that were designed and produced by Ray Ban, there is now a range of superb designer styled aviators sunglasses such as the Electric Bullitt Sunglasses or the Spy Wilshire or the more reasonably priced Nueu Aviator range where you will find some good quality aviators sunglasses at a really good price. Today’s aviator style glasses make a great, noticeable accessory and suit most faces, male or female.

Whether you need sunglasses for sports, driving or leisure, then aviators sunglasses make an excellent choice because of the available range that I’m sure you will be happy with.

Designer Sunglasses For All

Welcome to the QualitySunshades.com 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.