Sunglasses open up a whole world of eye-opening benefits. Not only do they shield your eyes from harmful UV rays and safeguard your long-term eye health, but they can also reduce glare and provide enhanced visibility and comfort in any environment.
Whether or not you wear regular eyeglasses for your daily life – everyone can benefit from a pair of protective sunglasses for outdoor activities, at the beach, music festivals – or simply running errands on-the-go.
And let’s not forget their undeniable style power! The right pair of sunglasses effortlessly elevates your look and can make you feel your best. At Mouqy, we’ve got all the styles you crave – whether you’re looking for helpful clip-ons or just a stylish pair to slip on and step out the door.
What types of sunglasses do we offer?
With so many options out there, how do you choose the perfect type to suit your lifestyle?
Before we dive into some of the main types of sunglasses, it’s worth noting that the mere ‘types’ of sunglasses lenses do not determine their UV protection capabilities. To ensure you’re protected from harmful UV rays, look for sunglasses with UV treatment labels that block 100% of UV rays (UV 400).
With a single-color tint across the lens, tinted sunglasses are all about reducing light intensity without compromising style.
These come in a wide range of hues and tint intensity, allowing you to express your personality while keeping your eyes comfortable. Remember, though, that the tint doesn’t reduce glare, so you may want to consider other options if glare is a concern for you.
For those who want to make a fashion statement, gradient sunglasses are the way to go.
With a two-tone tint that fades from top to bottom, they add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. These shades are perfect for reducing light intensity, but keep in mind that they don’t reduce glare either.
If you’re looking for a bold and glamorous look, mirrored sunglasses are a great go-to option that greatly reduces the amount of light that can enter your eye.
These are less of a tint, per se, and more of a coating. With their thin metallic reflective layer on the outside of the lenses, mirrored sunglasses not only shield your eyes from intense light but also offer maximum privacy, since the wearer’s eyes won’t be visible from the outside. Just keep in mind that the mirrored coating doesn’t reduce glare as effective as polarized sunglasses.
When it comes to reducing both light intensity and glare, polarized sunglasses take the lead.
With a special coating that blocks horizontally polarized light, they provide unparalleled clarity and comfort. For outdoor enthusiasts, these sunglasses are a must-have for driving, water sports, and snowy environments. However, it’s worth noting that polarized lenses may affect the visibility of images on certain digital screens.
What are the various sunglass categories?
If you’ve been doing any research into buying sunglasses online, you may have come across descriptions of sunglass category. For example, you may have seen that a pair of sunglasses are ‘category 4’. Well – what on earth does that mean?
Let’s delve into each category and unravel their unique characteristics:
Category 1: Subtle coloration, gentle protection
Category 1 lenses feature a slightly noticeable tint, offering mild relief from sunlight. Although not suitable for everyday use, they are a popular choice in sunny locations or for individuals seeking a touch of style with gentle protection.
Category 2: The perfect balance
Sitting between dark spectacle lenses and lighter sunglasses lenses, category 2 lenses strike the ideal balance. With prominent coloration and the ability to absorb less than half of sunlight, they are suitable for moderately bright or overcast days.
Category 3: Embrace everyday adventure
Category 3 lenses are your go-to for everyday recreational activities. Absorbing around two-thirds of visible light, they provide ample protection for sports, driving, and enjoying a sunny day at the beach. Our sunglasses proudly fall under category 3.
Category 4: Intense sun shielding
Stepping into the realm of extreme exposure, category 4 lenses are designed for high-altitude mountaineering and extreme scenarios. With their ability to absorb a significant amount of visible light, they offer exceptional, maximum protection. However, note that category 4 lenses are often illegal for some activities – like driving – due to their level of darkness!