Stay safe & stylish under the sun!
Ultra-durable, lightweight polarised sunnies with category 3 protection against sun glare and UV rays.
DresdenGO offers a range of polarised sunglasses that offer the best of both worlds: style & functionality. With a classic, singular style framedesigned to fit all face shapes in a variety of gorgeous colours; combined with polarised lenses with category 3 protection UVA & UVB rays, these sunnies are an outdoor essential—whatever your climate. Our collection of polarised sunglasses feature frames that are made in Australia from lightweight, ultra-durable and recyclable materials.
What are Sunglasses?
Sunglasses shield your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light. They are also known colloquially as sunnies or sunglasses. Sunglasses are protective eyewears that are designed primarily to reduce the brightness of sunlight while also providing comfort to the eyes. Sunglasses can occasionally be used as a visual aid and are generally coloured or polarised. Sunglasses were first produced in Europe in the early seventeenth century. Their primary function was to shield and disguise the eyes, but they were referred to as "coloured spectacles" rather than sunglasses.
The necessity to protect the eyes from sunshine arose in the nineteenth century, at a period when adventurers and polar explorers were experiencing snow-blindness, and the first kinds of sunglasses were designed within side shields.
Sunglasses are a sort of eyewear that is intended to protect your eyes from uncontrolled sunlight. Our eyes are extremely sensitive to light and can be readily injured by excessive radiation in both the visible and non-visible bands. Bright sunlight can be distracting and irritating, and prolonged exposure can cause pain, headaches, and even irreversible damage to the retina, cornea, and lens. Excessive sunlight can cause momentary vision loss or visual degradation, which is also known as snow blindness or welders' flash. Long-term impacts might include night vision loss and cataracts. UV radiation, which physically burns the surface of the cornea, will induce severe damage in both cases.
The primary purpose of sunglasses is to protect the eyes from uncontrolled sunlight. Our eyes are particularly sensitive to light and are readily harmed by excessive radiation exposure. As the demand for better eye protection grew, so did the evolution of sunglasses. As technology advanced, so did the materials required to create better UV-blocking sunglasses. Overexposure to sunlight may cause transient vision loss in the short term, but it can lead to cataracts and loss of night vision in the long run. UV radiation causes damage in both circumstances, and it burns the surface of the cornea.
Benefits of Sunglasses
Darker lenses were once thought to be more protective than lighter lenses since they reflected more light. However, because sunshine hinders innovation and the necessary technology to make superior lenses is now available on the market, you now have a broad range of sunglasses to choose from. Many sunglasses are available in various models, ranging from pricey to low-cost, and in a variety of colours and materials. Some are more costly than others because they feature custom-made frames and various materials. But one thing is certain: the price of the sunglasses does not determine their level of UV protection.
The most important benefit of sunglasses is that they protect your eyes from UV rays, often known as ultraviolet rays. UV radiation overexposure can harm your cornea, retina, eyelids, and lens. It is critical to preserve your eyes in order to keep your eye health in excellent shape. The eyelid skin is the thinnest in our bodies, and it is particularly vulnerable to overexposure to sunlight.
As the sun's rays have become more intense, it is critical to protect your eyes in all seasons. Snow may also reflect sunlight, so if you enjoy winter activities, wear your sunglasses not just to protect your eyes but also to preserve your sensitive skin from ageing. When you are outside, it is best to use sunglasses that block practically all of the UV radiation (UV 400 protection). Even if the sky is cloudy, wearing sunglasses is a wise precaution.
The level of tinting in your sunglasses helps to specify how much light your eyes will be exposed to. Because there are numerous types of light, all the colours of the rainbow, different shades of lenses will protect in different ways. Grey tinted lenses and almost black tinted lenses will provide the most protection from bright lights while avoiding colour distortion in the majority of cases.
The level of tint in your sunglasses influences how much light your eyes are exposed to. Different lens shades shield your eyes from various sorts of light. Another advantage of sunglasses is that they provide a shield against glare. Shiny surfaces, such as water, can induce glare, which can obscure other objects and cause blurriness. Polarised sunglasses of high grade may completely remove glares.
Polarisation filters, which are integrated into sunglasses, are constructed of molecules that realign light waves and remove glare. Another point to consider is that the sunglasses may exclude certain and defined wavelengths of light, with some of the light frequencies causing blurriness and others enhancing contrast within colours.
How to Pick the Best Sunglasses?
- When purchasing sunglasses, be sure they include a tag or sticker stating that they give full UV light protection from all types of UV radiation. Some manufacturers' labelling may state "UV absorption up to 400nm," which is the same as complete UV absorption.
- When shopping for sunglasses, don't assume that the darker the lens, the more UV protection they provide—this is not the case. The only thing you need to consider is that your sunglasses give 100 percent UV protection to ensure your safety.
- Polarised lenses improve vision in some tasks, such as driving. There are also UV-blocking polarised lenses available. Check the label of your polarised sunglasses to determine if they offer optimum UV protection.
- Sunglasses with the biggest lenses possible should be used to protect your eyes from sun damage. To prevent UV rays from penetrating the sides of the glasses, consider purchasing larger or wraparound-style sunglasses.
- Sunglasses with coloured lenses no longer block out the light. A brown or rose-colored lens, on the other hand, can create more contrast while also indirectly helping to filter out more sunlight.
DresdenGO values your eye health and produces high-quality non-prescription sunglasses for all genders and ages. You may make your own unique sunglasses with a single form that suits all sorts of faces by choosing from a choice of colours and lenses!