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How to Protect yourself from Harmful UV Rays: 10 Tips for Sunglass Shopping

Fitovers 30/06/2015 1 Comments
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This helpful video from SunSmart® may be focused on tips for buying sunglasses in Australia, but remember these tips work anywhere in the world and should always be used in order to properly protect yourself from harmful UV rays.


*Want to know which sunglasses the shopper chose? She chose Torana Amber Sky fitovers by Jonathan Paul®

Summary of the video:

When shopping for sunglasses, always use these tips when looking at your options and dressing for each day:

  • choose close fitting, comfortable wrap-around styles
  • look for polarized lenses that will cut glare
  • check product tags for your country’s sunglass standards
  • combine your choice of sunglasses with protective clothing, sufficient spf sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, and look for shade when outdoors


Bonus Tips:

  • If your wrap-around sunglasses have side lenses, be sure they are polarized and provide the same amount of UV protection as the front lenses
  • Do your research – be sure to know the lenses use 100% UVA/UVB protection, are durable enough for your choice of activities and the appropriate lens color.
  • Be sure the sunglasses are suitable for the activity they will be used for. For example, polarized lenses are not recommended for night driving. Additionally, if you will use them to fish, they should be polarized and on the amber color spectrum. Check out our lens color guide if you’re not sure which lens color suites your hobbies or job.
  • Don’t forget that you can find wrap-around sunglasses with all of these attributes in our fitovers store by Jonathan Paul®
  • Always have sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing for children as well, as UV exposure builds up over a lifetime, children are exposed to 3x more sun than adults, and their eyes and skin are still developing.
  • When shopping for infants and small children who are not coordinated enough to put on/take off their own sunnies, look for soft elastic bands as opposed to the usual plastic eyewear temples – this will prevent them from knocking them off their face or accidentally poking their eyes.
  • When shopping for children in general (including kinder through teenage kids) look for wrap-around sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection and glare reduction polarization – especially in snow and water environments.


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One thought on “How to Protect yourself from Harmful UV Rays: 10 Tips for Sunglass Shopping

  1. One thing to remember is that not just sunglasses can provide UV protection for your eyes. Many contacts and glasses can also provide UV protection. I grew up in the Northwest. We got a lot of rain and overcast skies. In these situations, it often doesn’t make sense to wear sunglasses. However, it is still important to protect your eyes from UV rays in these situations. Having the right eyeglasses or contacts can help ensure that your eyes are protected all the time.

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