10 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses (2)

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2. Think about where and when you wear sunglasses most. Do you need them for sporting activities? For strolling around town? Do you often vacation at the waterside? Or do you need glasses for driving? Depending on your need, you may opt for a rugged pair in a sporty design, stylish full frame sunglasses or a classic-cool model with special polarized filters that are ideal for combatting the strong glare of water surfaces or asphalt.
3. Choose the lens color according to intended use. Colors and contrast cannot be seen as well through red or blue lenses. That makes these unsuitable for driving. Go instead for green, brown or gray. These colors provide optimal, undistorted vision.
4. Safe and secure: Only glasses that can withstand the strong forces of impact in case of emergency are permitted for driving. Moreover, the field of vision should not be too restricted. The main thing is to keep an eye on things while on the road. Rimless models are ideal.
5. 100% UV protection is a must! High-energy light with a wavelength of up to 400 nanometers in particular can cause severe damage to the retina. Just like when skin cells are damaged by sunburn. During exposure to the sun, quality lenses support the eye's self-protective mechanism in the cornea, lens and retina to give your eyes the protection they deserve. And with Silhouette's wrap-around design, rays don't stand a chance of hitting your eyes from the sides.
6. Lenses with blue light filters are worth it. Visible light, the so-called blue light with a wavelength from around 380 to 500 nanometers, can be dangerous for our eyes, leading to irreversible photochemical reactions. Cataracts, damage to the retina, or macular degeneration can result from unprotected fun in the sun.
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7. Has this ever happened to you before? After a brilliant day on vacation or following a long drive, your eyes hurt. Polarized filters can help: Silhouette's polarized sunglasses are state-of-the-art for blocking out reflected sunlight.
8. Go for quality lenses. These ensure vision that is optically correct. That means: No distortion, optimal resolution and image quality, and clear vision since the lenses are water-repellent and their anti-reflective coating prevents glare.
9. In the sun, defective vision can be compensated for in various ways: Through prescription lenses, which are available for many sunglasses. Also practical are clip-ons. Clip-ons with polarized lenses for sunglasses can be easily clipped to the nose bridge of prescription glasses. It works the other way, too: For some Silhouette models, there are clip-ins, meaning that prescription lenses are mounted behind the sunglass lenses.
10. But what good is peerless quality, if you don't like the sunglasses themselves? They should suit both you and your style. It doesn't matter if you are sporty or elegant, dynamic or stylish, in the Silhouette collections there is a perfect pair of shades for everyone. Based on the shape of your face, choose eyewear with or without rims. The latter, by the way, blend in best with your face.
For more information, see www.silhouette.com
See also:
Sunglasses for your face shape
How to find the right glasses