Some people are willing to spend a mint on sunglasses because they feel that the price is indicative of the quality. Although I admit this is often the case, other times there is simply no correlation at all. So the burning question is; does it really make sense to spend $200 or more on a pair of designer shades? Well, as you can probably imagine, it depends.
If you really want to break the bank on sunglasses, do yourself a favor and do a little comparison shopping. If possible, physically compare the expensive sunglasses with less expensive ones and analyze the differences.
The most important thing to consider is the quality of the lenses. Not all sunglasses are created equally in terms of their ability to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun, even expensive ones. The lenses absolutely must offer UVA and UVB protection, especially UV400 protection which is the ultimate protection for your eyes. This level of protection comes standard with our Matrix sunglasses and is highly recommended.
Another thing to evaluate is the frames, as these will usually be thicker on high quality sunglasses. Really, if you are going to spend that much, then the frames must be durable so they are less likely to break. After all, with the kind of cash you are spending it is sort of like an investment, and you obviously will want to protect that investment and make sure it lasts a long, long time.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure the expensive sunglasses you covet come with some sort of warranty or guarantee. After all, you’re spending a boatload of cash, so you want to make sure you are not getting burned. The best sunglass retailers have a minimum 30-day money back guarantee.
So, there you have it. Three tips to help you determine whether or not it makes sense to spend your life savings on that awesome pair of sunglasses!