Are You Really Paying That Much For a Name?

Why would you pay less for something and get the same quality as someone who paid more? Is that fair to the one who paid more? Is it more than just the name you are getting? It’s spring again and it’s time for the cool looking sunnies. There are inexpensive ones and theres the pricey predators. Lets first talk about the inexpensive pair of sunglasses.  The problem lies within the way the lenses are crafted. The inexpensive sunglasses are made with cheap ordinary cheap  plastic with a thin coating of tint. Have you ever noticed how easily inexpensive shades get scratched? It’s because the tint is so darn thin. The frame may look like Oakelys or Ray Bans, but the bulky stiff frames are sometimes a dead giveaway. This is not to say there aren’t any great replicas out there. The lenses will always be the cheapest component.

Are those cheap lenses good for your eyesight:

Sun light reaching your cornea ( eye) can effect your vision.  Just above the visible light spectrum is ultraviolet (UV) light, and it turns out that natural sunlight is rich in UV light. Because of its high energy, UV light can damage both your cornea and your retina. Did you know the color of the tint determines the part of the light spectrum that absorbs the light? In other words if you’re wearing cheap sunnies you are putting your precious assets at steak! If the tint is thin, scratched and lack reflective coatings and UV coating; you’re just wearing toy shades. You may as well purchased them from the bubble gum machine.

Lets talk about expensive sunnies:

Ray Bans are my favorite brand. I’m partial to the aviator style, because I think they look great on anyone. You can rock them too! First and foremost the brand is UV protected. Oh! Did I say they look good? They were founded by Bausch & Lomb, one of the worlds largest suppliers in eye health. Do you think with their large name they’d put themselves on the line for a pair of cheapies? Unlike inexpensive sunglasses they modify incoming light to match it to your eyes. They are everything the inexpensive sunglasses aren’t.

You don’t have to spend $500.00 for a great pair of shades. This is when the brand is all in a matter of taste. However, the imposters can damage your eyes in the long run. My advice is get a great pair of shades such as Ray Bans, keep them in the case when not in use. Only clean them with a soft microfiber cloth. It’s best to use the one cloth that came with the Ray Bans. Its convenient and you know its soft enough to prevent scratching the lens. This way your assets (eyes) are protected, you are looking sharp and debonair and you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing them due to malfunction.

Try out a pair of Ray Bans. The Aviator Classic is around $150.00. You may think that is a lot, but think of what you are getting. Your eyes will thank you.IMG_2269

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