If you’ve ever been in a situation where you were looking for some new sunglasses, then you know how difficult it can be to find the best pair. So this post has some tips to help your search go more smoothly and ensure you get what you’re looking for.


The key to finding a quality pair of sunglasses is knowing what to look for in the hinge, nose pads, and temple tips. A hinge that is too loose will cause your glasses to flex or move when you put them on, or if you place them down, the frame will bend out of shape. Also, if the hinge comes loose, the lens can fall out of one eye.

UV protection

You might be tempted to buy sunglasses without UV protection because they’re inexpensive. Still, the truth is that “cheap” sunglasses will likely cost you more money in the long run (broken lenses and dry eyes) since they will not last as long as a quality pair of shades.

Lens quality

The material a lens is made out of is just as crucial as UV protection, prescription compatibility, and price. Some manufacturers will use cheap, flimsy lenses that are easily scratched. Cheap lenses also tend to come loose from the frame and may even fall out entirely. And if you have a prescription, you want to see clearly. A quality pair of sunglasses will feature lenses with superior scratch resistance and be made from a material that can withstand normal wear and tear without scratching or coming loose from the frame.

The feel of the glasses

Good sunglasses will fit comfortably on your face without pinching your nose or ears. You’ll also want to make sure they don’t slide down your nose while you’re wearing them, so if they do, they need to be adjusted before wearing them out in public.

With the above tips, it’s easy to see that it’s not always the highest-priced pair of sunglasses that will fit your needs and budget. By following this list, you’ll be able to find a pair of glasses that will last a long time and deliver the quality you deserve.