Acquiring new sunglasses is a process that must take into account 3 basic factors. The glasses must look good on your face, they must have a quality guarantee and they must fulfil their purpose, which is to protect the eyes from the sun's rays. 

What would be of summer without sunglasses? A lot more suffering, that's for sure. It is very common for people to take advantage of this time of year to buy new sunglasses. Trends change from year to year and it's good to be in line with what fashion dictates. We have already addressed the problem of cheap, unbranded sunglasses, which are sold in various street markets or gift shops, for example. But it is never too much to remember, most of these glasses are of low quality and do not comply with European rules. 

For this reason, Kurk Sunglasses leaves you 5 tips to buy your sunglasses ensuring safety and the perfect look for the next season.

1- Identify the European Community standards

The symbol CE, is an acronym for the French expression "Conformité Européenne". This symbol is a guarantee that the product complies with European Union standards. The symbol can be found on the rods of the glasses or in the leaflets that normally accompany the glasses.

2- Look for a reference of your manufacturer

The reference corresponds to the model and manufacturer of the glasses. It is usually found on one of the rods of the glasses. The reference is a further guarantee of the quality of the glasses and the veracity of the model.

3- Avoid buying glasses in markets or street shops

If you buy glasses at a low price from street hawkers or non-specialised shops, you run the great risk of not having the essential protection and quality you want. The same applies to glasses that can sometimes be offered as a "gift" when buying other products.

4- Take into account the degrees and categories of sun protection

It is of utmost importance that the sunglasses fulfill their #1 function. Protect your eyes from the strongest sunrays. To do this, check that the goggles refer to the category of your protection filter.

5- Choose the color of the lenses based on their quality

It's not a purely aesthetic issue. Coloured lenses have different, colour-specific protective characteristics.

Greenish tones, for example, may be suitable for those with near vision problems. Chestnuts, on the other hand, may be more suitable for users with nearsightedness. If you drive in very foggy and low sunlight, yellows and oranges should be your option.

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