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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.

 

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.