Sunglasses go back a long time back to the time of Nero, when the Roman Emperor would watch entertaining performance through colored stones. However, sunglasses today have a very different purpose, they make a person look good and also protect the eyes from bright light and from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
People wear sunglasses for different purposes: bikers wear their sunglasses to protect their eyes from dust and also to allow their eyes to relax in the harsh sun during the long rides; skiers and snowboarders wear sunglasses as the sunlight that reflects from the white snow is so bright that the light is almost blinding and finally even surfers wear sunglasses as people mostly come to the beach on a nice sunny day to soak in the rays, so sunglasses protect the eyes from sunlight and also protect the eyes from flying beach sand.
There are many good brands available for sunglasses like Ray Bans, Oakley and Police. Even though the brands like these may cost you much, they make your eyes feel really good.
Many people prefer to purchase sunglasses that are sold on the streets or small stores but when you buy these it is important for you to get these checked from an optician, so that you can know if it is safe for you to wear them. In case of many of the cheap sunglasses which are unchecked, wearing them over a period of time may lead a person to wear prescriptions glasses very soon. However, even surfers who wear prescription glasses can make to prescriptions a pair of sunglasses for themselves.
The sunglasses that are now available in the market for quite for some time now are those which come with a lotus coat, this coat does not let water stick to the lenses but repels it. This means that if a surfer gets a piece to hold these sunglasses on his head then he can use these sunglasses while surfing too. Also the plastic lenses are lighter and scratch resistant, while glass lenses are however scratch proof but heavier. There is also a photo-chromatic option available in sunglasses, where the glasses will only turn dark in the sunlight. On a dull day, surfers prefer to wear a pair of sunglasses so that they get a feel of a bright sunny day.
So if you are looking to pick some accessories to hit the beach with your surfboard then you may want to include a pair of sunglasses in your itinerary.