Why have Uvex sunglasses become one of our best selling Rider Accessory products? Their superior lenses and perfect fit might have something to do with it.
Superior Lens Technology
Uvex sunglass lenses are designed to provide clear and distortion free vision at all times. The lenses are designed to withstand extreme conditions and are made from a durable polycarbonate which can withstand temperatures down to -40°C without any loss of mechanical strength. All Uvex lenses, with the exception of the mirror lens, feature a highly scratch resistant coating on the front of the lens while the inside of every lens is treated with the Uvex Supravision Antifog coating to improve vision and prevent sunglass lenses from fogging up. UV light filters are embedded within the lens material. They provide 100 % protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays – blocking radiation of up to 400nm. This protection technology is not limited to the lenses, but is also built into the frame of the sunglasses.
Why is UV protection important?
The lowdown on UV Rays:
Sunlight contains ultraviolet A and B radiation (UVA and UVB).
UV light is most intense late morning to mid-afternoon, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Window glass (unless it contains a special coating) does absorb UV radiation. This makes it especially important to wear sunglasses while driving or as a passenger in cars, busses, etc.
UV intensity is highest in summer months, at higher altitudes, and closest to the equator.
Eye damage from UV light can occur on cloudy days.
Just as the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage skin, they can also harm the lens and cornea of the eyes. When shopping for sunglasses it is then important to choose sunglasses which block 99% – 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Avoid sunglasses that neglect to provide details about their UV protection. Keep in mind that the lens colour (dark or mirrored) does not necessarily equate to better protection from UV rays. In fact, dark lenses have the potential to distort colours. The darker the lenses, the greater the chance is that your pupils will dilate and let in more damaging UV light. It might therefore be much more worthwhile to consider amber, neutral gray, brown or green coloured lenses with the right degree of UV protection.
Of course, UV protection isn’t the only consideration when it comes to selecting sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, consider these extras, all of which are available within the Uvex range of sunglasses:
Polarized lenses. Polarized lenses reduce reflected glare, such as sunlight that bounces off snow, sand or water. Extremely useful for riding, skiing, driving and fishing. Try the Uvex Attack Sunglasses (GLAS1038).
Photochromic lenses. These lenses darken or lighten as the amount of available light changes. However, they take time to adjust to different light conditions. Try the Uvex Active Variomatic Sunglasses (GLAS1010).
Polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses offer impact protection during potentially hazardous sports and activities. Try the Uvex Forceflex Sunglasses (GLAS1034). • Mirror-coated lenses. Mirror-coated lenses reduce visible light. Try the Uvex Gravic Sunglasses (GLAS1041).
The Perfect Fit
Also consider that when it comes to sunglasses, fit does matter! Sunglass frames should fit snugly on your nose and ears without pinching or rubbing. To prevent light from hitting your eyes from overhead, choose a pair that fits close to your face around the brow area, but not so close that your eyelashes are brushing against the lenses. Whether you opt for top of the range designer sunglasses or a more affordable pair, you can easily find sunglasses with great functionality and a flattering fit within the Uvex sunglasses range. Why do Uvex sunglasses provide the perfect fit?
Individual nose adjustment.
Flexible, easily adjustable nose pads for a non-slip fit and pressure-free hold.
Individual ear adjustment.
Flexible, soft earpiece ends for a non-slip fit and pressure-free hold.
Soft nose pads.
Soft and stable, for a non-slip fit and pressure-free hold