Selecting Sunglasses

When you are selecting sunglasses this summer, be sure to consider a few things. It is important to not only be stylish, but to also protect your eyes as well.

We have a wide selection of sunglasses to choose from and we would be happy to help you make the right choice.

Rely On Your Eye Care Professional

Combining the right lenses, coatings, and tint colors can be technical. Your eye care professional has the knowledge necessary to fit your optical needs and style preferences

Look Through the Lens

If possible, step outside. You want a lens that is comfortable in bright light, yet not so dark that your vision is compromised in low light.

Fit, Comfort, And Style Are Crucial

Like trying on shoes, take time to fully experience the fit and look. If they slip down your nose or don't enhance your appearance, they won't be worn. If this happens, the optician can help to adjust the glasses.

The Right Sun Lenses

For everyday use, gray sunlenses will fulfill your needs. They block harmful UV rays and prevent color distortion. Depending on your needs, light transmission can vary from 35% to 10%.

Brown sunlenses are usually used for sports activities requiring visual detail and contrast such as golfing or skiing.

Glare Protection Polarized Lenses

Annoying glare from road surfaces, water, snow, or any shiny surface is blocked with polarized lenses. This helps to reduce squinting, which in turn reduces eyestrain and tension.

Which type of sunglasses best fit your face shape?

Oval

People with oval faces have lots of sunglass options since this face shape is a universal structure in that most styles of glasses are flattering. Oval faces tend to have high cheekbones and chins which are narrower than their forehead. Select sunglasses that complement your eyebrows shape.

Square

You’ve got a square face if your strong points are a strong jaw, wide forehead, wide chin and wide cheekbones. Your aim is to lengthen the appearance of your face. Choose sunglasses that are heavy on the top; look for narrow styles and try oval or round frames which contrast your square features.

Triangle

You have a narrow face with strong wide chin and cheeks. Try glasses that minimize the width of your face and draw attention away from the lower half of your face.

Inverted Triangle

This face shape is synonymous with heart shaped faces. Facial features include a wide forehead and a long, narrow chin. Create balance with your sunglasses by selecting glasses that widen out the rest of the face. Frames that sit low on the temples are a great choice.

Round

Faces that are full without much cheekbone or jaw definition are considered round. Your sunglasses goal is to find styles that appear to lengthen and slim your face. Avoid round frames which could emphasize your already round face. Instead choose styles that have straight lines like square or rectangular frames.

Diamond

This face shape is characterized by a small forehead, high cheekbones, narrow eyes and a narrow jaw. Look for glasses that aim to widen your forehead while downplaying your cheekbones and opt for rounded, straight or square frames.


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Sugar Land Location
4675 Highway 6 South
Suite B
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-277-6100

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7737 Southwest Freeway
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Houston, TX 77074
713-271-2271