Finding the right pair of sunglasses can be a bit tricky. Check out these simple tips below and you'll be sure to order a pair of sunglasses that are right for you.
Determine Your Face Shape
Face Shape Frame Choosing Tips:
ROUND FACE:Choose frames that offset the uniformity of your face shape. Add angular frames to highlight your eye and cheekbones. Recommended frames: Rectangular, Square, Cat Eye. Avoid frames that are Oversized or Round.
SQUARE FACE:Look for frames that slightly soften the angles in your face. Choose frames wider than they are tall to help slim down the proportions of your face. Recommended frames: Round, Aviator. Avoid frames that are Rectangular or Small.
HEART/ANGULAR FACE: Being the most versatile of the face shapes, choose for styles that are slightly bottom-heavy and slightly wider than your forehead. Recommended Frames: Rectangular, Round, Aviator, Cat Eye. Avoid frames that are oversized or small that hug the eyes and temples.
OVAL FACE:Being Maintain the natural balance of your well proportioned face and look for frames that are as wide (or wider) than the broadest part of your face. Recommended Frames: Aviator, Rectangular, Square or Round. Avoid frames that are oversized.
Taking True Measurements:
Use a ruler to measure from cheekbone to cheekbone. Using a measuring tape or ruler, measure the distance between your left and right temples. Place the tape measure at the very top of your cheekbone, just below eye level, and stretch it to the same point on the other side of your face. Make a note of the number.
Measure your jawline. Place the end of the tape measure just below your ears and find where your jawbone begins. Measure from one end of your jawbone to the other around the bottom of your face. Write this down too. This is an important measurement in determining the shape of your face.
Take note of your face length. Measure from the beginning of your hairline down over your nose to the bottom of your chin. Write this measurement down as well. This will help you determine which lens height is best for your face.
Write down your forehead width. Measure the width of your forehead from one side of your hairline to the other. Write down this number with the rest of your measurements. This number, along with your cheekbone measurement, will give you an idea of which frame width you should choose.
Use these measurements to determine the shape of your face. This is an important step in deciding which frames are best for you. While the fit is ultimately most important, you also want to make sure the style compliments your face. Ideally, you want your glasses to balance the natural proportions of your face.
115-127mm / 4.5-5in
128-138mm / 5-5.5in
140-152mm / 5.5-6in
Don't have a ruler or tape measure handy? How about a credit card! Use this simple trick to determine your sunglasses size.
Make sure the frame material suits your purposes. There are many different options to choose from, depending on your needs. Plastic or metal are the most common frame materials. There is also nylon or titanium if you need a more lightweight or hypoallergenic option.
Choose the lens material wisely. As with frame material, there are a variety of lens to choose from. Typically plastic or Polycarbonate lens are the cheapest. However, a higher index plastic lens will be thinner and lighter than a polycarbonate one. Polycarbonate is the softest lens material and also the most impact resistant. You want to make sure that your lenses will protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation. The good news is that polycarbonate and nearly all high index lenses have 100% UV protection built in.
Simple yet stout in stature, the After Dark features a refined square frame made from lightweight swiss grilamid to provide the ultimate comfort. This is a great frame for long beach days or adventures into the wilderness, but can easily compliment you on those days where you need to button up
MINERAL GLASS: Mineral Glass is created from natural elements like sand and soda ash. It’s endlessly recyclable and harmless to humans and animals alike. It’s high resistance to scratching and lack of distortion make it the world’s best lens material. It really does have to be Mineral Glass.
6 BASE LENS CURVE: Lens 'Base Curve' is a measure of the front curvature of the lens. The higher the number, the greater the curve.
Sizing: 56.8 - 15.5 - 135 (mm). For more information on sizing visit our Frame Dimension Guide.
100% UVA/UVB PROTECTION: All OTIS fixed-tint lenses block 100% of harmful UVA, UVB and HEV light to provide superior protection from solar damage causing intraocular melanoma and macular degeneration, as well as reducing eye fatigue and reducing the visible signs of aging, while maintaining true color and depth perception.
TR90 GRILAMID FRAMES: High performance and low weight ratio. TR90’s high-performance property profile and processability makes it an ideal optical engineering plastic. The transparency, rigidity and impact strength of Grilamid compare favourably to other transparent polymers like polycarbonate. It is the lightest engineering plastic in existence, maximising wearer comfort.
VISSOTTICA HINGES WITH STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS: OTIS frames are produced with high quality 3, 5 and 7 barrel hinges. These premium grade Vissottica brand hinges are extremely durable and boast 100% corrosion resistance.
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The Surf Station | Attention: Returns
1020 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
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