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Summer is here in Australia and the days are hotter while the sun is high in the sky, giving off brighter and longer.During these days, we should all prepare to protect ourselves from the heat and intense glare. Keeping a decent sun block with enough sun protection factor (SPF) to keep our skin from absorbing too much ultraviolet (UV). We should also consider proper clothing, preferably using light, cottony clothes that would help us keep fresh from the heat.To protect our eyes, sunglasses must always be handy and ready for use whenever we go outdoors.
So what are the types of sunglasses that we should consider? Like clothes, there are different types of sunglasses available for different activities.
If you are usually near the water, as most people would be to fend off the heat, one should consider getting sunglasses with polarized lenses. This type of lens neutralizes the intense glare from the water.
For those who are into cycling and biking activities, lightweight sunglasses would be the best choice. The light structure of the frames keeps the sunglasses in its position even during excess sweating. People who are more into fashion than function, current and popular styles are preferred.
However, for the brand-conscious individuals who invested in their designer sunglasses may want to rethink purchasing new sunglasses. If your lenses are overused and scratched or simply lacking the sheen of new lenses that cleaning can no longer handle, getting quality sunglass replacement lenses at very reasonable prices makes recycling a better option than buying new sunglasses. These lenses can now be customised in shape and lens type as well.
Always remember to keep your eyes properly protected against the summer sun.
The Sunglass Fix gives the option of getting different types of quality replacement sunglass lenses at reasonable prices and ships worldwide.
Sunglass culture is a complex and widespread one. In the U.S. alone, nearly 96 million pairs of sunglasses were sold in 2012. For years, sunglasses have been serving the dual purposes of eye protection and fashion forwardness, beginning with famed emperor Nero - who liked watching gladiators fight through polished gems in order to enjoy the color and image distortion. Many new developments have been made since then, especially when polarized lenses were introduced for World War II, and Ray-Bans hit the shelves in 1953, selling 10 million units since 1998.
We all know how frustrating it can be to lose our designer sunglasses or shades
right at the moment when we're running out the door and need them.
That's why we all have a 'spare pair' in the car right?!
Since Sam Foster created the very first pair in 1929, sunglasses have become extremely popular. Originally known as "sun cheaters," they shade the eyes and block harmful UV rays which can put both the human eye and the thin skin around it at a high risk for cancer. The entrance of polarized sunglasses om the scene, in 1936, set the precedent for UV protection we still use today. Though sunglasses are still designed to protect the eyes, first and foremost, they also serve a second purpose. Designer sunglasses let you protect yourself and look good doing it. Pairs by designers like Oakley cost as much as $250 even without prescription lenses, but that doesn't make them any less susceptible to the unfortunate scenarios that happen around the world several times a minute. It has been estimated that every 14 seconds, somebody loses, breaks, or sits on their sunglasses. That might not be quite as devastating for those who've bought $1 pairs at discount stores, but it justifiably breaks the hearts of those who have spent half a week's pay.
What Are My Options?Often times, original manufacturers aren't much help if your sunglasses have broken. Frames can usually only be replaced if they cracked because of a defect, and replacement lenses from the manufacturer can be costly. Oakley sunglasses replacement lenses, for example, cost at least $50.Fortunately, there are other options. For the sake of example, we'll look at Oakley lenses replacement. Other companies that sell high-quality aftermarket replacement lenses are out there, and their products are of equal quality to those sold for higher prices by manufacturers. Though the shapes, colors, and protections are the same, customers don't have to pay for the brand, which often reduces price significantly. A pair of Oakley sunglasses replacement lenses, for example, might cost less than $30 when purchased from an aftermarket company.
How Do I Do It?If you're feeling up to the challenge, we'll look here at how to replace Oakley lenses in metal and plastic framed shades.