About 75% of U.S. adults wear Rx or Plano sunglasses. However, not everyone wears them correctly. While there's no 'right' or 'wrong' way to rock your sunglasses, there are some common practices that can hurt both your style and your sight. Here are just a few mistakes you don't want to make when you're wearing your whole or half frame sunglasses.
Not considering how your face shape factors into your shade style.
It may not seem like it, but when buying shatter-resistant sunglasses or any type of sunglasses, shape matters. The shape of your face can actually say a lot about which frame style would suit you best. For example, most experts say that a rounder face may be better suited with a square frame for their sunglasses. On the other hand, a square face may fit rounder frames better. The bottom line? Don't assume one style is best -- experiment with some different styles, step out of your comfort zone and see what truly suits you the best.
Choosing (or not choosing) your sunglasses based on the brand.
Not everyone is aware of this, but it's true: just one Luxury Goods Company produces 75% of the world’s designer sunglasses. Labels such as Chanel, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren are all designed and made by Italian company Luxottica and they also own Oakley and Ray-ban brands. But before you're quick to choose (or not choose) a certain brand, remember that the brand isn't always what makes a pair of sunglasses high quality or long-lasting. Not only are brand names much more expensive, but they're not always worth the cost, so think twice.
Not wearing sunglasses at all.
Admit it, you saw this coming -- but it's true. Not wearing sunglasses, even if it's a stylistic preference, can cause serious damage to your eyes. Polarized lenses (ever-popular today) take their name from the Polaroid over 80 years ago, when Edwin H. Land began experimenting with making lenses with his patented Polaroid filter. Since then, they've become an essential component of eye protection for sports and other outdoor activities. Invest in your eyes and buy at least one high-quality pair. So there you have it -- now you can go out and wear your whole or half frame sunglasses with style every step of the way.