Fashionable sunglasses in many different styles are showing up with mirrored lenses this season. You’ll see them on round sunglasses, aviators, and even on wayfarers and cat eye glasses. Whether you're looking for men's sunglasses or women's sunglasses, mirror polarized sunglasses are made for everyone. In fact, this is one of the most popular sunglasses styles!
What Are Mirror-Coated Sunglasses?
Sunglasses with mirror coating have lenses that reflect light away from your eyes more than regular tinted lenses. They have the appearance of mirrors, and they’re available in both prescription and regular lenses.
While they're appealing and attractive, mirror coated sunglasses aren't just for good looks. You might be surprised about some of the following benefits they can offer.
Mirrored Sunglasses Offer Brighter Fields of Vision
It may seem a bit counterintuitive, but mirrored sunglasses actually offer a brighter vision to the wearer. Because these sunglasses reflect light instead of absorbing it, people are actually able to experience more brightness through the lenses.
This is especially helpful for people who spend long stretches of time outdoors. For example, people who drive semi-trucks or athletes who spend many hours at a time outside find they experience less eye strain when they wear mirrored sunglasses.
Mirrored Sunglasses are More Durable
Mirror coating is one of the most durable coatings available for sunglasses today. If wear and tear are an important concern for you, you should think about getting a pair of mirrored sunglasses. They resist scratches much better than some of the other coating options, so if you tend to be a little hard on your sunglasses, these might be the best option for you.
Because they’re more durable, people often like wearing mirrored sunglasses when they play sports or participate in water activities. If you’re going boating, playing volleyball, or skiing, bring along a pair of mirrored sunglasses and keep your eyes protected without worrying about scratching your lenses. Remember to check out the differences between polarized vs non polarized sunglasses to ensure you're finding the right option for your needs.
Some people, especially introverts, really appreciate the anonymity they experience when they’re wearing mirrored sunglasses. No one knows whether you’re making eye contact or looking at the fountain just beyond the person you’re talking to. It’s kind of like walking around in disguise! If you could use a little anonymity in your life, get yourself a pair of mirrored sunglasses. Check out our store if you want to buy sunglasses online.
People with extreme light sensitivity find that mirrored sunglasses help them to feel more comfortable out in the sunshine. If you tend to get headaches from sun exposure, whether it’s in the heat of summer or due to the reflective glare of winter, mirrored sunglasses can protect your eyes from damage and keep you more comfortable.
UV Light Protection
Excessive exposure to UV radiation can result in photokeratitis, sometimes referred to as “sunburn of the eye.” It’s characterized by red eyes and the feeling that you have something gritty, like sand, in your eyes. Your eyes may tear up until they begin to heal. Not surprisingly, this condition can be painful.
Fortunately, photokeratitis is a temporary condition, but there are other, more permanent conditions that can occur if your eyes are repeatedly exposed to too much sun. For example, cataracts and macular degeneration are common among older people whose eyes were exposed to too much solar radiation.
Luckily, wearing mirrored sunglasses can help to block out the harmful UV rays that damage the eyes. In fact, sunglasses with mirror-coated lenses are available with up to 100 percent UV protection.
Plenty of Options
Mirrored sunglasses are available in many different frame styles, as well as many different colors. You’ll find them on our wooden framed sunglasses, polarized sunglasses, and in just about every style we have. You can even get them in a variety of vibrant colors, such as Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Gold, and Silver. It's no wonder mirrored lenses are among the top sunglasses trends for fall 2017.
Have you worn mirrored sunglasses before? If not, visit our showroom and try on a pair. You can see if you like their look and the way the light comes in through the lenses. Contact us with questions, or just stop by one of our pop up shops. We look forward to seeing you!