Side Street Style: Why a decent pair of shades is important while travelling

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26/08/2020

Why a decent pair of shades is important while travelling


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As the world is slowly starting to find some sense of normality more and more people are travelling, both locally and abroad and staying healthy is more important than ever right now. While most people will pack a small first aid kit and sun cream to keep our skin protected, we sometimes overlook our eyes, which are so important as well as a decent bucket hat which will provide shade both for your face but also your eyes, especially if you are going somewhere hot.

Good travel always requires a level of planning, and forgetting to pack something will either lead to having to purchase a replacement or simply going without. One item you will need when travelling anywhere is a good pair of polarized sunglasses, and there are some great travel designs, with foldable sunglasses that can safely be stored away until you need them.


Essential UV Protection

The most important aspect of sunglasses is without doubt UV protection, and while some cheaper sunglasses do not offer UV protection, you should always choose a pair with UV400, which is the highest level of protection, blocking out 99% of all UV light. 




Polarized Lenses

It is vital to have 100% clear vision at all times when travelling, especially when driving, and sunglasses that have polarized lenses filter out glare, allowing you to see clearly, even in the brightest of sunlight. Polaroid invented a special film that reflects glare, rather than allowing it to pass through the lens, and you should always insist on polarized lenses when buying sunglasses. For a great deal, check out the shades like Humps Optics unbreakable polarized sunglasses, which come in a range of styles, and as far as durability goes, you can’t beat impact-resistant sunglasses.

Storability

If your going to fish out on a decent pair of sunglasses then it's worth making sure you have a case to store them in so you can increase the longevity of your sunglasses. No one likes scratches on a new pair of shades and while some come with a case many don't - it's always worth looking out for a case with felt lining for extra protection

Foldable Sunglasses

Companies like Ray-Ban have designed sunglasses that fold in the centre, making for very easy storage, and when buying designer sunglasses, you can be sure of the best quality and durability. The foldable case usually can be attached to a belt, which means you can easily take out or put away your shades.


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Online Solutions

If you would like to view a wide range of designer sunglasses, all it takes is a Google search and you can view a stunning range of top-quality designer sunglasses, including those that are specifically designed for travelling. Shopping online also means you can do some price comparisons and often find cheaper alternatives to those in stores.

Check the Returns Policy

When buying anything online, it is essential to check their returns policy, and any reputable sunglasses retailer would have a no-quibble returns policy that states they will happily replace the product in the event of any issues. Only very confident retailers issue such a warranty, which is a reflection of the quality of their products, and we all know how easy it is to break or damage a pair of shades.

There are also a few other ways to make sure you keep your eyes healthy during your travels - check out this article for more info

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