World best Sunglasses brands
How can we so confidently recommend that a cheap pair of sunglasses is just as good as a super-premium luxury pair? It turns out that nearly all the luxury and mid-level off-brand sunglasses in the world are produced by a single company. The Wall Street Journal highlights, in their guide to the world of sunglasses manufacturing and buying, who is behind all these shades.
Most sunglasses are made by the same company. Do you prefer the "quality" of Ray-Ban to Oakley? Do you think Bulgari is better than Dolce & Gabbana, or Salvatore Ferragamo is better than Prada? Wake up. They're all made by one company, Italian manufacturer Luxottica-–one of the biggest consumer companies that consumers have never heard of. Luxottica also makes sunglasses branded Burberry, Chanel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Tiffany, Versace, Vogue, Persol, Miu Miu, Tory Burch and Donna Karan.
So where does that leave you, the consumer, in a sea of variably priced sunglasses? The ophthalmologist and eye surgeon they interviewed weighs in:
"A significant chunk of what you pay for isn't the quality of the lenses, it's the brand, " adds Dr. Reza Dana, director of the cornea and refractive surgery service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He notes that making lenses that offer protection against harmful ultra-violet rays "isn't very expensive technology." And while spending more may get you better quality frames, here, too, there are laws of diminishing returns.
For about $40, says Dr. Duker, you can get a pair that offers 100% protection against ultra-violet rays. If you spend maybe $70 you should be able to get a pair with decent quality polarizing lenses that cut out glare. Beyond that, the medical benefits tail off pretty fast.
We don't know about you, but we're totally comfortable paying 500-1000% less than designer prices while still getting 100% of the eye protection. Check out the full article for more information, and if you have your own tips, tricks, or insider information for buying sunglasses, let's hear about it in the comments.
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What is the difference between anti-glare and anti-reflective coating for glasses? Which one is better for a person using the computer for greater than 8 hours a day? - Quora
Some thing. Anti reflective is correct name. Anti glare is more simple trade version. Neither is reduce glare as such, only reflections created by lens itself. Most of the public unaware that any lens create a lot of reflections and ghost images within. They tiresome and always very irritating. Coatings minimize this problem for wearer.Therefore they help if you have to wear spectacles for vision correction to roughly make it feel not worse than perfect eye without glasses. To get them in order to reduce any outside glare is a folly and dirty sales technic. Scare and sell works pretty w…