From casual fashions to sport and glacier pairs, choosing the style and frame of your next sunglasses is the easy part of the equation. The other part involves choosing the best lens type for your needs and lifestyle, which can be a little trickier to understand fully. Here’s a breakdown of what to consider the next time you’re shopping for sunglasses at Cohen’s Fashion Optical.
Types and Materials
Whether you’re looking to rock classic aviators on your drive to work or enter a summer barbecue with flirty cat-eye frames, you’ll have an array of options when it comes to choosing the lenses for your sunglasses as well as the frames. At Cohen’s Fashion Optical, you’ll find lenses made from the highest quality materials available today. For instance, glass, polyurethane, polycarbonate, and acrylic are all durable options that provide optical clarity in even the sunniest conditions.
These top-notch materials can be found in the three main types of lenses for sunglasses that we offer. Polarized lenses are an exceptional choice for those who often partake in water sports, relax on the beach or are sensitive to glare in general. Meanwhile, photochromic lenses automatically become lighter or darker to adjust to the light conditions outside. And last but not least, interchangeable lenses are available in some sunglasses, allowing you to remove them as needed and have multiple pairs of varying lenses to use in any situation.
Tints and Coatings
The tint, or color, of your sunglasses’ lenses, is one of the most important considerations to make, as it determines the amount of visible light transmission (VLT) that your eyes experience. VLT refers to how much light passes through the lens, so picking the right color for your lifestyle is a key part of the equation. The color of your lenses will also determine how well you can make out other colors and how strong contrasts will appear.
A great way to choose the ideal tint for your sunglasses is by considering the climate and seasonal weather patterns for your area. For instance, dark tints, such as brown, amber, gray, and green, are ideal for both sunny and cloudy days, as they reduce glare and prevent strain to your eyes while outdoors. Meanwhile, light tints, such as yellow, gold, pink and bright red, are great for rain, snow, and other inclement weather conditions. This is because they enhance depth perception and improve your ability to see contrasts, as well as brighten dark spots for better visibility.
In addition to these lens tints, you can select specialized lens coatings for your sunglasses at Cohen’s Fashion Optical. These include the following:
- Hydrophobic: Provides resistance to water
- Anti-fog: Perfect for humid weather or while exercising outdoors
- Anti-scratch: Reduces the likelihood of lenses sustaining damage
- Flash: Decreases glare and is also known as a mirrored coating
Match Your Style
With a wide range of frame sizes and shapes available, you can find the best lenses for your sunglasses at Cohen’s Fashion Optical. Our selection features the biggest names in the eyewear fashion industry, such as Calvin Klein, Dior, Gucci, and Lacoste, supporting our mission to keep our clients the most stylish crowd around. To learn more about choosing the best lenses for your sunglasses or to find your next pair, contact your local Cohen’s Fashion Optical location today.