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How To Shop For Sunglasses On The Street

Street shopping for sunglasses offers us the opportunity to see other varieties of sunglasses different from the brand names we see in optical shops. It is also cheaper to shop for sunglasses on the streets but it can be tricky too. When shopping for glasses on the streets, you should not be under prescription because in most places you will not find an optician to take your PD measurements or get the right prescription lenses for you.

Look out for loose hinges or broken and cracked parts of the frame. Try to move the temple and ensure that they move freely at the hinges without feeling stiff. Do not ignore small cracks on the sunglasses as that might indicate a fragile frame material.


Read the details of the qualities of the sunglasses as described by the manufacturer. If they sunglasses have qualities such as polarization, or an anti scratch coating the better the choice.

Make sure that the sunglasses offer 100% protection from UV radiation. You can check the details from the manufacturer or take the glasses to an optician for checking. If you are not sure of the sunglasses ability to protect your eyes, you can take them for a UV treatment.

Always look out for quality lenses; check to see that the lenses of the sunglasses are not scratched anywhere. You should also try the sunglasses on and look through the lenses to see that they give clear vision.


The best sunglasses from the streets are those with adjustable bridges especially when buying from an open place where the sunglasses are exposed to heat. The adjustable bridge will allow you to change the size of the sunglasses in case of expansion or contraction of the frame material.

It is better to window shop first because there is a very wide variety of sunglasses designs on the streets. Try out as many as possible and pick only the ones that suite your face. It is advisable to be accompanied by someone when shopping so that they give you their opinion on the sunglasses.

Best Men Eyeglasses Frames

There is a wide collection of men’s eye wear including new and less recent designs. In our collection for men we feature the top best frames with quality material and maximum protection from UV radiation. The sunglasses frames we have chosen are also very stylish and versatile for use in various places. Take a look at the frames featured below :

Best Prada Men Eyeglasses Frames

Best Prada Men Eyeglasses Frames 2012

Prada Mens 55HS 7JS1A1 Sunglasses have a smooth wraparound style and light weight frame materials. The temple style is greatly crafted to give you the elegant masculine look.

Best Oakley Men Eyeglasses Frames

Best Oakley Men Eyeglasses Frames 2012

Best Tom Ford Men Eyeglasses Frames

Best Tom Ford Men Eyeglasses Frames 2012

Try out the Tom Ford wayfarer frame if you love to look great and up to date. There is a wide variety of colors to choose from including gray, caramel and beige.

Best Gucci Men Eyeglasses frames

Best Gucci Men Eyeglasses frames 2012

The Gucci GG1162 frame is classic with a double bridge and a full rim style. The color combination and the Gucci logo on the side arms enhance the style of this frame.

Best Carrera Men Sunglasses frames

Best Carrera Men Sunglasses frames 2012

The Carrera Turbo/S Men’s Sunglasses are one classic pair for men this year. The frame has a strong masculine design that you should not just overlook.

Sunglasses with Clear Tinted Lenses For That Retro Look

Looking retro in sunglasses depends on different things and not necessarily the age of the eye wear. You can look retro by the shape of the sunglasses, their size and sometimes lenses. Glasses with clear lenses are one of the best when looking for a retro look because you don’t have to go too complicated with the frame design.

You only need to choose your colors well and make sure the design of your eye wear suites your facial features. This gives you a more personalized look that does not look out of place on your face. Take a look at the designer eyeglasses below and see just how easy you can look retro hot.

Christian Dior 2517 sunglasses

christian dior 2517 sunglasses clear lens

These Christian Dior 2517 sunglasses are vintage from the 1970′s. Their frame style is large with large lenses. What is most interesting about Christian Dior 2517 eyeglasses is the marbled rims and temples. I love the color variation at the rims and the metal on the corners. Not only will you get a true retro look from these sunglasses but they are very fashionable.

Persol Ratti Aviator Glasses

persol ratti aviator glasses clear lens

Persol Ratti Aviator shades may not look retro but when you wear them you see their true retro taste. They also have a large frame style and medium size rims and temples. The metal encryptions on the side arms and bridge add some glamor to the glasses while the clear lenses complete the look.

Morato squared Shades

morato squared shades clear lens

The most conspicuous thing about these Morato squared glasses is their cuteness. If you are under prescription, this might be the frame you need because it will serve you everywhere including reading and providing protection from radiation. Ladies will love wearing them plus they are not so expensive.

Ray Ban RX5121 Eye wear

ray-ban rx5121 eye wear clear lens

Ray Ban wayfarers are very common but coming to think of it, they are not going out of fashion any time soon. These ones with a black frame and clear lenses are great for a bit of a retro look. As usual, Ray Ban eye wear is good quality and worth your money.