Over time, sunglasses have evolved to become a fashion statement. Most designer sunglass will require you to cough up a substantial amount of money for you to own a pair. This, therefore, makes cheap fashion sunglasses to be a very tempting option for most people. These will usually tend to be funky, shield sunglasses with thick plastic arms that could really make a fashion statement just like original designer sunglasses.
But first things first, sunglasses are medical devices that are supposed to offer protection to your precious eyes from light glares and harmful ultraviolet rays. You, therefore, need to choose wisely. You are better off wearing nothing, rather than wearing a cheap pair of so-called ‘fashion sunglasses’ from the flea market that will do more damage than good to your eyes.
There are replica sunglasses out there that are inspired by popular designs and are not fake imitations. These are more of an expression of artistic freedom by these so-called ‘other designers’. That’s why these are usually known as replica sunglasses and do not try to pass off as the real ones they replicate. You need to consider carefully what these will offer, including the possible damage they might cause to your eyes before purchasing them.
Although to most people it would seem that darker sunglasses would block more light, the fact of the matter is that dark sunglasses (especially the cheap ones) may still allow ultraviolet rays to enter your eyes. It cannot be stressed enough that these can be more harmful than even wearing no sunglasses at all. This is because they cause the pupils in your eyes to dilate allowing for more ultraviolet rays to enter the eyes. Always remember that there is a special coating on the lens of any reputable sunglasses that makes them safe. It is not their darkness that blocks the ultraviolet rays.
That having been said, remember also that what you plan to use the sunglasses for is very important as it will help determine the darkness of their tint. Outdoor sports like mountaineering and skiing require a tint that blocks off only a considerable amount of the light. For most everyday purposes, like driving or going to the beach, you need a tint that blocks off more light. These are all factors that you need to keep in mind before going for that cheap pair of fashion sunglasses.