If you’re looking for the perfect final touch of “cool” for your 2022 wardrobe, you can’t go wrong grabbing a pair of sleek sunglasses at our Raleigh optical. We offer just the right pair of shades to complement your personal style while protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of UV radiation.
Here are some of our top men’s sunglasses styles for 2022:
Square Wire Frames
If you’re looking for that casually sophisticated look, you can’t beat square wire frames. You’ll want box wire metal frames that fit symmetrically square lenses. These stylish eyeglasses look especially good on people with round faces. They’re lightweight and comfortable, which is why they’re loved by celebrities like David Beckham.
Invented in the 1930s to protect the eyes of American airmen, iconic Aviator sunglasses have never gone out of style. From Elvis Presley to Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Aviators have been synonymous with “cool” for more than three-quarters of a century. While today’s Aviators are as classic, strong and lightweight as ever, there are more varieties to choose from, including frames in a wide range of colors.
Saving the planet one pair of glasses at a time! If you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll be happy to hear that sustainable eyewear is a real option today. The market for eyeglasses made from renewable materials has expanded, and it’s now possible to find frames made of plant-based acetate and even bamboo. What’s more, certain eyeglass companies promise that for every pair of sunglasses sold, they will donate a pair of glasses to someone less fortunate.
Sporty Wraparound Sunglasses
Hit the road with oval lenses and wraparound frames! Not only do they offer an especially striking retro look, wraparound sunglasses also provide more eye protection by screening out the sun’s rays from all directions.
Sunglasses With Mirrored or Tinted Lenses
Reflective coatings aren’t just for hiding from the flash of the paparazzi. They’re a fun and stylish way to make a statement. Invest in a high-quality pair of mirror-lens sunglasses because cheaper coatings tend to wear off quickly.
Various colored lenses are also a great option for athletes looking to keep their eye on the ball by increasing visual definition, eliminating visual noise and decreasing glare.
Retro Round Sunglasses
You may feel like you live in a Yellow Submarine when wearing retro round sunglasses!
These may evoke fond memories of the 1960s rock era — think John Lennon’s signature frames. But don’t worry, they’re just as cool today as they were back then. In addition to being fashionable, round sunglasses are also functional: their ample lenses provide a completely unobstructed view.
Who’s wearing them today? Elijah Wood and Ryan Gosling are just two of the many men who wear these retro shades.
Clip-ons don’t have to be tacky! Many designers now create cool and convenient clip-ons or magnetic lenses that attach to regular glasses, which provide a seamless connection to the eyeglass frame.
Sunglasses are not only a great way to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of UV radiation while you’re out and about. They can also be an essential part of showing off your personal sense of style. Speak to our friendly and experienced optical staff at Olive Branch Optometry in Raleigh today for help finding the right sunglasses to show the world just who you are.
- A: Many performance and sport sunglasses are tinted, with each kind of tint improving specific aspects of your vision that are vital to your sport of choice. Amber tints help you if you’re skiing or snowboarding by allowing you to better detect contrast between objects. Gray lenses reduce glare without compromising color detection, and photochromic lenses start off clear and become darker once you step out into the sun. Anti-reflective coatings help you keep your eye on the ball by reducing glare. In sports, every advantage helps, and performance and sport sunglasses may just give you the edge you need.
- A: Non-prescription sunglasses provide sun protection but don’t correct vision. Even without a prescription, quality sunglasses should block 100% of UV rays and have durable frames. If you play sports, consider buying a pair of non-prescription sports sunglasses or sports goggles that have been designed to withstand harsh conditions.
Quality Frames For Prescription Eyeglasses & Computer Glasses. Visit Olive Branch Optometry for an eye exam and eyeglasses that match your style.