Do you ever wonder if what you're hearing and/or reading about fitover sunglasses is true or not? We're using hard facts to shed light on some of the most common myths and false statements from within the fitover industry. Each week or so we'll post a new statement on #FitoverFacts along with whether it's TRUE or FALSE, so check back here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
True or False?
1. All fitover sunglass temples/arms should be adjustable.
- FALSE. Adjustable temples require constant adjustment, need to be bent around a person's ears, and rest on top of the optical frame temples. Not only does this cause discomfort from binding on the optical frame temple, but also pushes the ears outward. Jonathan Paul® has developed a “scout fit” temple which is the best option because Jonathan Paul “Scout Fit” temple arms go straight back and around the back of the head; they don’t interfere with your prescription eyewear frames at all. Contrary to some competitors claims, adjustable temples need to be constantly reshaped or adjusted and become a constant inconvenience to the customer.
2. There are no optical grade fitovers that are trendy or fashionable.
FALSE. Some manufacturers of fitover sunglasses claim their products are “optical grade”, but unfortunately this doesn’t always hold true. Most suppliers use what's called TAC Polarized lens material. This material is used in the majority of sunglasses at price points between $10 to $50. The material is manufactured in flat sheets, cut and and heated to bend the material into a concave form. During this process, the optical/prismatic properties become unstable, hence less clarity and more chance of distortion and loss of visual acuity. In contrast, Jonathan Paul® Fitovers set THE market benchmark in Superior Optical Grade fitovers, by offering a casted impact-resistant Polarized Polycarbonate lens, meaning the lenses are molded perfectly to ensure maximum optical clarity with no distortions. In addition to the Superior Optical Grade lenses, Jonathan Paul also offers styles that complement the latest trending eyewear shapes such as cat eye, wayfarer, and aviator...and they are available in an array of beautiful colors. The JP Collections includes over 150 unique styles of hand-painted frames that sport lightweight, flexible TR-90 plastic frames in 44 colors. Why wear something that is purely functional and unattractive, when you can wear fitover sunglasses that encompasses both fashion and function? You can find fashion and function at Jonathan Paul® Fitovers.
3. Other fitover sunglass companies offer over 200 unique styles to choose from.
- FALSE. While other fitover sunglass companies may offer many combinations of frame and lens color options, they usually are calculating this from less than 12 different designs by combining lens colors with basic frame color options within their handful of size styles. These fitover companies offer between 6 and 12 different styles, that are styled like low vision or cataract glasses. On the other hand, Jonathan Paul® has the largest offering of fitover sunglass styles, with 25 unique style options all containing at least 3-6 different frame color options and 2-4 lens color options. This creates over 150 unique fitover sunglass options, in sizes XS to XL and everything in between.
4. Fitover sunglasses with temples that go straight back without curving down provide more comfort than traditional or adjustable temples.
- TRUE. Jonathan Paul® Fitovers are designed with JP Scout Fit Temples meaning that the arms or temples go straight back without curving down and therefore do not interfere with your prescription eyewear frames at all. Adjustable temples can only be worn when the temples are shaped in a curved down position, however this means that the fitover temple must make contact with the prescription glasses underneath. In addition to causing friction and pain, they need to be reshaped or adjusted so often that it can become a constant inconvenience to the customer. This can cause people to end up with ill-fitting sunglasses and a lot of pain from friction on their eyeglass temples. We only offer non-adjustable scout fit temples because they help consumers avoid contact between the fitovers and their glasses and it keeps our selection true to size, as proper fitting fitover sunglasses should stay snug on your head without adjusting the temples.