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Sunglasses FAQSunglasses FAQ

  1. What are UV Rays?

    Ultraviolet rays are rays located beyond the visible spectrum. UV rays are categorized into three types: UVA, UVB, and UVC.

    • UVA: Most common throughout the year. These rays pass through glass so the can be harmful both indoors and outdoors.
    • UVB: The most dangerous type of UV rays and the primary cause of skin burning and retina harm. Rays do not pass through glass.
    • UVC: Blocked by the Earth's Ozone layer and do not reach the Earth's surface.

  2. Can I buy prescription sunglasses?

    At this time, we do not currently sell prescription sunglasses.

  3. What are polarized lenses?

    Polarized lenses contain a special filter that reduces glare. These lenses are very popular amongst people who enjoy the outdoors, especially watersports.

  4. How do I clean sunglasses?

    Sunglasses should be cleaned using a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. We recommend using a lens cleaner as well. We offer several lens care products on our accessories page.

  5. Do I need to wear sunglasses on a cloudy day?

    UV rays still permeate through clouds and can still cause damage to your eyes. It is recommended you wear protective eyewear on both sunny and cloudy days.

  6. Do mirrored lenses offer better UV protection than standard lenses?

    No. Mirrored lenses are coated with a metallic coating that is partially reflective. Mirrored lenses are good for sports and driving where glare is an issue.

  7. What are photochromic lenses?

    This type of lens automatically darkens and lightens in direct response to sunlight. With this convenient feature, this lens enables you to wear one pair of eyeglasses without having to switch between prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. They are also great for kids who spend a lot of their time outdoors.

  8. Are sunglasses safe to wear for sports?

    Yes. Sunglasses frames and lenses are required to be shatter proof by the FDA. They provide safety from the sun and act as protective eyewear as well.

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