How to Store Sunglasses


Sunglasses are so trendy and one of the best additions to your style statement. They can have a positive

effect on your overall appearance and give you a more confident and bolder look. Besides all the fashion benefits, sunglasses are also very essential to protect your eyes from direct sun damage.

Sunglasses can be a good accessory that aids proper vision and benefits the eyes by protecting them from harmful sun radiation such as UVA and UVB rays. In most countries, the mid-year summer sun is quite harsh on the eyes and it is considered best to protect your eyes by wearing good polarised sunglasses to ward off direct exposure to harmful sun rays.

Types of Sunglasses

Sunglasses come in various different styles and types. The most important classification of sunglasses is based on their polarization effect. Below are the major types of sunglasses in the market:

  1. Normal Sunglasses

Normal sunglasses provide basic protection from sunlight and do not have a polarisation layer or film attached to the lens. It can be used by those who have mild exposure to the sun and very limited frequencies.

They can have a clear appearance and help a clearer view but do not protect the eye from UVA and UVB radiation. It also does not provide any soothing or cooling effect by blocking glaring sunlight.

  1. Polarised Sunglasses

Polarised glasses have a film on one side of the lens to help block out glaring rays of the sun and help provide visual comfort even in extreme sunlight and color contrast. It can also block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays making it extremely safe to use. The more film density is added to the lens, the safer and better polarised the lens is.

Sunglasses can also be identified widely by their pattern or shape. Some of the most commonly used types of sunglasses are:

  • Wayfarers
  • Aviators
  • Sports
  • Wrap Around
  • Cat Eyes
  • Butterfly
  • Clubmaster

Storing your Sunglasses

Sunglasses are no joke. They are not only extremely stylish and convenient to use. Summers can make them more of a necessity especially if going out in the sun for a stroll, a beach or a park day, a ride in the city, or just a casual day out. Sunglasses can help prevent the eyes from glaring sunlight that can be quite difficult especially when driving.

Not only are they important to wear, but they can also be quite expensive and very delicate to handle. Therefore taking good care of sunglasses is pivotal. Sunglasses need to be stored with care and precision and most sellers advise to hold on to the original case and packaging so that the sunglasses can be effectively stowed away in them.

Below are a few tips to store sunglasses in the right way:

  1. Picking up the glasses

Always pick up the sunglasses with both hands. One-handed usage can put a lot of pressure on one side of the glasses and make the glass lopsided and loose to the face. Carefully pick the glasses with both hands and remove them similarly.

  1. Keeping the Packaging

Always store the sunglasses in the casing that is wrapped with the soft cloth.

  1. Clean and Regularly Cleanse

Clean the lenses regularly with the cloth provided in the case and no other. Use a lens cleaner once in a while to cleanse the glass off of sweat and dirt accumulated on the frames.

  • Away from Heat

Never place your sunglasses in direct heat such as on car dashboards or near window panes.