SUNGLASSES

Where to buy good quality sunglasses that will protect your eyes? In 2ski-glisse.ch online shop you will find sunglasses for men, sunglasses for women and sunglasses for kids. All of these guarantee 100% UV protection which is very important when you search for ski sunglasses.

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It is hard to find the right sunglasses that will suit your face and style. When it comes to winter sports like skiing or snowboarding, it may seem to be even more difficult to choose sunglasses that not only look good but also have professional parameters. 2ski-glisse.ch online shop not only sells sunglasses but also shares useful information about ultraviolet rays, their impact on our health and how to protect your eyes. You will also learn how important it is to choose a proper frame for your face shape.

 

Sunglasses are essential for people who are exposed to high levels of Ultraviolet (UV) light for a longer period of time, for instance during activities like snowboarding or skiing. In general, for those sports goggles are more recommended than sunglasses. However, some people find goggles uncomfortable or just use oversized goggles which they wear together with sunglasses. Moreover, sunglasses with certain UV filters are usually cheaper than goggles with the same filters. The price may be also a reason for choosing sunglasses rather than goggles. Although the sun is 93 million miles away from the Earth, the UV rays emitted by it can cause macular degeneration, cataracts, and growths on the eye, including cancer. That is why, when buying new sunglasses, one of the most important things is to look for 100% ultraviolet protection.

 

Moving to frames issue, when picking out your new sunglasses the first thing to look at is your face size. Face size should be closely mirrored by the sunglasses frame size. If you want to wear goggles on top, have that on the mind. You should follow these measurements while choosing a perfect pair of sunglasses for you:

 Eye Size - the horizontal measurement from the outside edge to the inside edge of one lens. Typical widths are 40–62 mm.

 Bridge Size - the distance between lenses. Typical widths are 14–24 mm.

 Temple Size - the length of the temple piece (known also as the arm piece/ear piece). Typical lengths are 120–150 mm.

 

If you look for sunglasses for snowsports, you will probably choose something between plastic, polycarbonate, nylon or acetate materials for a frame. They are more durable and flexible than classic metal ones, also, they are temperature-resistant and much more comfortable to wear for an entire day on the slope.

 

Let's move to the most important part of the sunglasses - lenses. The main reason we wear sunglasses is that our eyes really need a UV protection. You want to make sure your eyes are safe when you are planning to spend an entire day in bright light conditions. Snow mirrors the light, so it's not only uncomfortable but also unsafe to forget a professional sunglasses with you.

 

According to lens materials, in stock you will find:

Optical Glass Lenses are ground and polished to exacting standards. They assure the most distortion-free vision. This material is considered as extremely durable and scratch resistant. They tend to be more expensive than other lenses. They may also spider or break when impacted, which can be a hazard for winter, active sports.

 Polycarbonate lenses are basically plastic lenses which are the best bet for individuals who don't remember to care about their sunglasses while on a slope. They are made from a similar material to that of aircraft windshields, we can say also that they are virtually indestructible. Polycarbonate is surprisingly light and scratch resistant. It offers a high level of optical clarity, although not as big as optical glass does. However, it is 50 times more impact resistant than optical glass! That is a lot!

 NXT Polyurethane lenses - this material is truly at the top of the line. If you combine all advantages of optical glass and polycarbonate lenses, you will receive nothing else than NXT Polyurethane. NXT lenses are made with Trivex, an advanced polymer material which pros include superior optical clarity, extreme impact resistance, and ultralight weight.

 Acrylic lenses are an inexpensive sunglass solution. They are also an ideal choice for casual or fashion sunglasses - you will find so many colors and shapes that you may have a problem with choosing the most beautiful ones. They are at a lower price and a bigger variety but you need to sacrifice some durability and optical clarity.

 

Once you know lenses material types, you can move to the last part - lens tint, color, and technology. During the day, light conditions may change. Also, if you are above the tree line on the slope, there can be much more light than at the foot of the mountain. The day might be sunny or it might be cloudy. That is why many tints and colors of lenses were introduced. Let us shortly stress here different colors and their purpose:

 Gray/Green - their color is neutral and was created to cut down on the intensity of light without changing colors. It just provides crisper contrast. These lenses are good for activities where color can be important.

 Brown - they enhance the quality of light and increase contrast and depth perception. However, they can cause color distortion.

 Yellow/Gold/Amber - they provide excellent contrast and depth perception. You have less protection from brightness, but that might be exactly what you need.

 Rose- they block the hazy blue colors and are a good choice for many outside activities. They can be worn even for longer periods, as they cause very little eyestrain.

 Blue/Purple - those were created for cosmetic wear, they don’t really have any functional value.

 Mirrored or Flash Coating -  they have a reflective film applied to the outside surfaces of some lenses. It is highly desirable when a big cut down on the bright light is needed. They reduce glare by reflecting much of the light. That is why mirrored coatings make objects appear darker than they are.

 

When it comes to the lens technology, in stock we have:

 Polarized Lenses - they block vertical light and protect your eyes from the light reflected by flat surfaces, like snow or water.

 Photochromic Lenses - they automatically adjust to changing light intensities to protect you in a wider range of sunlight conditions.

 Gradient Lenses - the top of the lens is darkest so they shield your eyes from sunlight and at the same time allow more light through the bottom half of the lens. That makes them perfect for driving.

 Double Gradient - in this case, the top and bottom are the darkest and the middle has a lighter tint. These can be good for water or winter sports since they allow the light through the middle part, but at the same time, they shield your eyes from sunlight and the light reflected by the flat surface (ex. snow, sand or water).

 

Having this knowledge you can mix lens tints with the technology that they offer to get your perfect sunglasses! Keep in mind also all tips about frame size and materials, lenses materials and UV protection issues. Thanks to that, your new sunglasses will be a buy for years to come.