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Sunglasses Guide

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Design

Full Frame Sunglasses

Full-frame

This classic look offers maximum protection, and is available in various shapes and sizes. Ideal for casual use and extreme activities alike.

Half Rim / Semi-Rimless Sunglasses

Half Rim / Semi-Rimless

Very popular for numerous sports, as the open-frame design maximises field of view and minimises weight. Ideal for sports like golf, running and cycling.

Rimless / Shield Type Sunglasses

Rimless / Shield Type

The performance option. Keeps your eyes protected whilst minimising any frame intrusion. Popular for cycling and cricket.

Lens Simulator

Below you can take a look at the effect of different lens colours for different environments.

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Naked Eye
Selected Lens
GREY - Neutral tint, simple shading effect, so ideal for bright days.
BROWN - Again, ideal for bright days, but with a degree of contrast enhancement, which will help if the sun disappears behind the clouds.
ROSE - The all rounder. Provides contrast enhancement in overcast conditions, but enough protection from brightness to still be a good option for bright days.
ORANGE - The lens of choice for grey days. Enhances contrast, improves depth perception, and brightens up your environment. Copes slightly better with occasional sun than a yellow lens.
YELLOW - Yellow brightens everything up on overcast/rainy days, as well as for those early winter starts.
POLARISED GREY - Neutral tint, simple shading effect, so ideal for bright days.
POLARISED GREY - Neutral tint, simple shading effect, so ideal for bright days.
POLARISED BROWN - Again, ideal for bright days, but with a degree of contrast enhancement, which will help if the sun disappears behind the clouds.
POLARISED AMBER - More of a specialist's choice, the amber lens will enhance contrast and improve depth perception in overcast conditions. The polarised filter will cut through the glare that still exists on all but the darkest days.

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Sunglasses FAQS

Below you will find the most common questions we're asked about sunglasses.

How do I change my sunglasses lenses?
This depends on the manufacturer to a degree. With the growth of lens interchange systems, each brand works slightly differently. As such, we suggest checking the instructions that should have been in the sunglasses packaging. Alternatively, please contact us, and we can talk you through the process for your specific sunglasses.
Do your sunglasses provide UV protection?
All of our sunglasses offer 100% UV protection.
Which size sunglasses do I need?
Most wraparound sunglasses will fit almost all head shapes and sizes. That being said, we offer sizings for all of the sunglasses we offer. Personal choice and preference over the look and how they feel in the flesh will always be key. As such, we offer a 28 day free returns service - as well as free UK delivery!
My lenses are dirty. How should I clean them?
We recommend using the cloth or microfibre bag that accompanied your glasses. If they are particularly dirty, you can use warm water, or optical cleaning sprays/solutions. Do not use any solvents!
What are photochromic lenses?
Photochromic lenses are lenses that darken on exposure to UV, in other words they become sunglasses when you go outside on a sunny day! They are also known as light-adjusting, Transitions, Reactolite, Modulator, reactive etc etc etc.
What are polarised lenses?
Polarised lenses eradicate glare, which is caused by reflected light rays. This is particularly useful around water or whilst driving.
What are gradient lenses?
These are lenses that start off darker at the top, and lighten towards the bottom of the lens. Popular for driving and fashion sunglasses!
What is the difference between contrast-enhancing and neutral lenses?
Neutral lenses provide shade from the brightness of the sun, simply by darkening the environment. Contrast enhancing lenses will darken certain colours more than others, and as a result they can make particular objects or features stand out.
Do clear lenses provide UV protection?
Yes, the UV protection comes from the lens material or a coating. It is not connected to the depth of tint of the lens.
Which lens tint do I want?
This will depend on your intended activity, and the conditions you are likely to use the glasses in. See our lens tint guide above, or visit our sports guides.

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