Do you wear sunglasses and miss being able to wear that pair of shades you like so much? Wearing contacts is not for everyone and buying a pair of prescription sunglasses can be expensive-but there is an answer! Clip-on sunglasses are an excellent way to protect your eyes from the sun, while saving you money, since you don’t have to purchase prescription sunglasses.
Clip-on’s are placed on top of glasses and are held onto your glasses by a clip or magnetic clips, and they come in a range of colors, sizes, and styles. If you are fashion conscious, having a selection to choose from enables you to better color-coordinate and will also allow you to have a pair of sunglasses that can suit all occasions, without breaking the bank. In addition, clip-ons are generally durable and can protect your prescription glasses from becoming scratched. It doesn’t matter about your circumstances, lifestyle or budget; there is a pair of clip-ons sunglasses to suit you and your needs.
There are three main types of clip-ons to choose from; standard clip-ons flip up clip-ons, and magnetic clip-ons. They all have their disadvantages and advantages of course, but you get a choice to pick what suits your needs best. For instance, standard clip-ons are generally the cheapest option, but they are most noticeable and often difficult to remove and can be broken easily. Flip clip-ons are less likely to become lost or damaged, as they do not need to be placed on and removed off of sunglasses regularly; however, the hinge on the frame can break from the flip-up option. Magnetic clip-ons are the most expensive option generally, but they are not as noticeable and are less likely to damage your lenses; nonetheless, they cannot be used on non-magnetic sunglasses and they must be the exact same size as your glasses frame.
In order to choose the correct clip-on frames you should bring along your prescription glasses in order to compare and match the size and style of the frames. It is vital to choose the nearest in size and in style so that the clip-ons will cover the entire frame of the glasses, if it does not fit properly you risk losing protection from the sun. In fact, if you cannot find clip-on sunglasses that are the same size as your prescription glasses, it is important that you buy a pair that is larger rather than smaller, this way it can stop the rays of the sun from coming through the edges and harming your eyes. Some clip-ons are measured by width, or are simply labeled as small, medium, and large.
Use this guide to help you find the right pair of clip-ons that will make you look stylish, help protect your eyes from the sun, and will also help save you money!