Factors When Buying Durable Sunglasses

Buying a pair of sunglasses either online or in the store can be tricky. There are thousands of different models and designs along with a large variety of different lens types.

While everyone first looks at the fashion angle and which will look best on your face it is also important to consider durability.

Durability is one of the most important factors when buying sunglasses as the last thing anyone wants is for their shades to break or fall apart shortly after you purchased them.

The degree of durability can literally make or break a pair of sunglasses. In order to get the best “bang for your buck”, you should keep these various factors in mind:

  • Frame Material. The construction of the frames is one of the top factors to look at. Sunglasses are typically made of metal, plastic, or nylon. Depending on how you are going to use your sunglasses should help determine the type of frame material you choose.
  • Lens Construction Method. The construction of the lens can attribute to the durability of sunglasses. In most situations, lenses are made using two methods: injection molding and thermoforming. Often referred to as the bend process, the latter method uses a tool to bend the base of the material to create lenses that are less expensive than those constructed from other techniques
  • The Sunglass Hinges. The hinges are usually not the first things you look at when choosing a pair of sunglasses. They are though one of the most important factors when choosing a durable pair of sunglasses. The frame material generally influences the overall quality of a hinge, and thus some are known to be more durable than others. Frames made from acetate and metal tend to be more flexible in terms being able to fit larger heads, but sacrifice a bit of durability in the process.

Optx 20/20 features a variety of sunglasses that aren’t just fashionable but also very durable.  From the lightweight Everest frames to the Vapour bi-focal frames, there is for sure a pair for everyone.

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