Category 3 lenses
Protect your eyes
Read in the sun
Why use sunglasses with strength?
Don't you just love a day spent reading on your terrace or in the park whilst basking in the sun? We do, too! Does one or more layers of spectacles, with sunglasses on top of the reading glasses, sound familiar? We know all about that, it looks a little silly, and it's also uncomfortable.
Fear not! There is a solution for this. You just need to go for a pair of sunglasses with strength. Sunglasses are known for being leading fashion accessories that form part of your visual expression. We take it to the next level by giving you aesthetic frames in your preferred lens strength so you can enjoy the sun whilst still receiving the benefits from your regular reading glasses.
In addition to the function of your normal reading glasses on sunny days, sunglasses with strength are ingenious to take with you everywhere. Sunglasses with strength from Luxreaders are made with spectacle lenses in anti-scratch, so you can even bring your glasses to the beach without any worries.
... And what are UV rays?
UV stands for Ultraviolet. It is a kind of electromagnetic radiation that is naturally emitted by the sun. UV light has been on the agenda more often than ever in the recent years, as we become wiser on how UV radiation works and affects us.
UV light can cause serious damage to both our eyes and skin. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can lead to eye desease and eye damage. Examples are macular degeneration, cataract, sunburn of the cornea and the eyelid.
It is often overlooked that UV rays can have detrimental effects to our eyesight by damaging the surface of the cornea through cataracts or macular degeneration. However, there are ways to avoid the damage. By wearing glasses that have the right UV protection, and for European summers, sunglasses with UV400 protection is ideal.
We are happy to offer a wide range of sunglasses, available to buy online comprising of a sea of colours and shapes in flavourful designs with a clean finish.
Light weight glasses
Eco- and allergy friendly materials
Which sunglasses suit me?
Everyone should wear whatever sunglasses they like! If you are interested in finding out what sunglasses fits your face, then knowing your face shape is a good start. Most face shapes will fit into one of the five main face shapes: Oval, square, round, heart, and triangle shape.
If you already know your face shape, you can quickly find sunglasses that would be ideal for you. If you need more guidance, you can dive into our in-depth article "Find the perfect sunglasses"
Heart-shaped face: Round sunglasses will be a great fit.
Triangle face shape: Iconic sunglasses can be a good match.
Round face shape: Square framed sunglasses are ideal for you.
Oval and square face shape: Check out our rectangular sunglasses.
Sunglasses with UV 400 protection
Sunglasses that carry the UV 400 label provide you with almost 100% protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. More technically explained, they block wavelengths up to 400 nanometers. This includes the harmful UV-A and UV-B rays as well.
Sunglasses with filter category 3 indication offers high reduction of sun glare and good UV protection. They block all UVA and UVB rays as well as almost 100% of the sunlight.
Sunglasses from Luxreaders are certified UV 400 and indicated category 3, which is probably what you are looking for when you are searching for good quality sunglasses.
It is recommended to always check for the UV 400 label and the filter category, when shopping sunglasses.
It is also a good idea to check if the sunglasses come with strength, depending on your intentions with your sunglasses purchase. Sunglasses with strength are a great opportunity to get reading glasses and sunglasses at the same time, and thus be able to enjoy sunglasses with strength in the sun with a good book, or at the beach when you enjoy the sun while reading the newspaper.
Which one is your favourite frame shape?
What are the different types of sunglasses lenses?
There are many types of sunglasses lenses available out there, and you can find sunglasses for pretty much any occassion.
Polarized lenses, mirrored lenses, anti-reflective lenses, gradient lenses, photochromic lenses, prescription sunglasses are just a few of them - and they all serve their different purposes. Our sunglasses comes with single strength and are especially ideal for summer, to enjoy a book or paper outdoor.
Which sunglass lens color is best?
The color of the sunglass lenses are not linked to a specific UV blocking quality. Different lense colors do have an effect on how clear you see in different environments and weather conditions. For the rest, it's a matter of taste and a personal choice, which doesn't affect how well sunglass lenses protect your eyes from UV light. Therefore, the important thing when shopping sunglasses, are checking the UV protection. All our sunglasses comes with UV 400 protection without exeptions.
Are darker lenses better?
The short answer is no.It is not the shade or darkness of the sunglass lenses that indicates the level of eye protection. It is the coatings. Instead of looking for sunglasses with the darkest lenses, seek sunglasses that provide the needed UV protection to avoid potential eye issues. UV eye protection is an important health consideration. If you are shopping for dark sunglasses, it might be because of personal preferences. Dark lenses keeps your eyes hidden when you want them to be, and it certainly a great addition to your new wardrobe.
Are expensive sunglasses better?
If you think that a 400 Euro pair of designer sunglasses provide you the ultimate UV protection, you might be surprised. An expensive pair of sunglasses is not necessarily better.
It is not just the price you should take into consideration when you are about to decide which pair of your sunglasses you will buy. The price has nothing to do with it UV protective qualities. It is true that most quality sunglasses meet the regulations, but some expensive designer shades do not protect your eyes from all UV rays.
Therefore, you should always make sure that the sunglasses live up to the expectations of an UV 400 protection at least.
Do sunglasses lose their protection over time?
Sunglass lenses do not suddenly lose their UV filtering abilities, but they will lose UV protection over time, depending on how much you wear them in the sun. Therefore, the answer to "how often should you replace your sunglasses?" really depends on how frequently you wear your sunglasses. As a general rule, you should replace your sunglasses every two to three years. It is great to take advantage of our 3-pair deal, so you can have your sunglasses for a long time, before you need to acquire a new pair.