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Best tips and hints when buying new sunglasses this holiday season

Planning to buy new sunglasses this holiday season? Well, come in and see our exciting collection of designer sunglasses at Casey Optical Too! To help you get underway, we have put together some tips and hints for selecting the right pair.

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Be careful about the shop you choose

Do a little comparative survey on the optical shops in your area. We’re not all alike.  Look for a shop with a wide selection of great looking sunglasses.  Look for skilled opticians who can help you find just the right pair.  And look for a reputation for helpful, friendly and knowledgeable opticians.  Here’s a hint . . . most people in Albuquerque have known and loved Casey Optical Company for over 50 years.  At Casey Optical Too we are carrying on that excellent reputation for service and product!

Best UV protection

Sunglasses are certainly cool, but they areintended to protect your eye from the harsh rays of the sun.  Not all sunglasses guarantee the desired optimum protection. According to experts, your sunglasses should block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays. Sun damage to the eyes can cause and/or exacerbate macular degeneration, cataracts and cancer.  Maximum blocking of those harmful rays needs to be a major priority in your search for the perfect sunglasses!

Polarized lenses

If you do much driving, a polarized sunglass lensis the one for you.The sun’srays are especially harshthrough your windshield. Polarized lenses are meant to seriously reduce glare, and too much glare leads to eye irritation and fatigue.

Polycarbonate lenses

You definitely want your sunglasses to accommodate an active lifestyle and last a long time. Busy and active people drop their sunglasses, throw them, unprotected, into a bag or glove compartment and even sit on them.  Lenses made of polycarbonate material are scratch and shatterresistant.So, no worries while you’re on that skiing adventure this holiday season!

Know your needs

There is such a wide array of sunglass design and materials.You need to keep your own lifestyle and activities in mind while choosing your sunglasses.The sunglasses you wear for a casual Sunday brunch might not be suitable when you are mountain biking. If you are into outdoor activities, you are at higher risk for some degree of environmental damage.  In that case, you probably want to look at wraparound, close-fitting sunglasses to help protect your eyes from sun glare and pollutants.

Getting prescription sunglasses?

If you are getting prescription sunglasses, make sure to get your eyes are tested by a good optometrist and that you talk to a good optician before you order.  Don’t put an old prescription in new sunglasses.  Here’s another hint.Dr. Andrea Hands is the best, and you’ll love working with Manny and Spencer to find your perfect pair of shades!

Know what looks good on you?

Your friend just got a gorgeous pair of sunglasses – you love them – and you are going to run out and get a pair just like them! You may want to slow down a bit.  You are unique.  Your eye coloring, skin tone and face contours might not match your friend’s, and you would be much happier finding the glasses thatperfectly suit your face.  One more hint!  We don’t follow many rules while styling our customers, because there are always exceptions, and we don’t automatically eliminate anything.  But generally, the best frame shape for you is the opposite of the shape of your face.

  • Square face – Rounded frames are usually best for square faces.
  • Round face – Rectangular frames add an angular edge and usually look great on a round face.
  • Long face – If your face is a little longer than it is wide, you probably need a frame that is a little wider, like an aviator. The goal is to break up the length of your face and make it appear wider.
  • Triangular face –Triangular faces are defined by a wide brow, with the face narrowing to a more pointed chin. It might be good to opt for a rectangular frame.It tends to balance the ratio between your forehead and your chin.
  • Oval face– And here is the face-shape we all envy!People with an oval face manage to look great in most any frame.

So whether you’re younger or older, round face or square, blue eyes or brown and dark complexion or fair, come on in to Casey Optical Too and let us help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses!

Casey Optical Too is a leading optical store in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On this blog we publish articles related to eye and eye wear.

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