5 Tips for Buying Sunglasses That Suit You Perfectly

Sunglasses are so much more than accessories—they’re a necessity that combines style with functionality. Whether you realize it or not, they often become part of your day-to-day routine throughout the year, so finding the right pair of sunglasses feels good. 

But let’s face it: With countless options available in the market, finding the perfect pair can be overwhelming! However, when you know what to consider before you even start shopping, you can make your experience easier and more enjoyable. 

In this post, you’ll discover five essential tips for finding sunglasses that look and feel like the perfect fit. Looking for sunglasses in Kamloops? Come visit us and see the great range of sunglasses we have in store for you.

The inside of an eye clinic where you can find sunglasses in Kamloops BC as well as glasses and contacts

Why Choosing the Right Sunglasses Matters

If you’re buying sunglasses, you could just decide to spend $10 at the gas station and be done with it. It’s up to you! But we truly believe choosing and investing in the right pair goes a long way. 

First, high-quality sunglasses are built to protect your eyes through every season. Harmful UV rays aren’t an issue exclusive to the summer months—in fact, the UV rays can be even harsher on your eyes in the wintertime, especially if you’re in a climate that gets snowfall—like Kamloops. Your sunglasses also add a layer of security as you move throughout your day by ensuring optimal visibility of your surroundings. 

Another reason to take your time and invest in a pair you love so you can feel and look your best. The way you present yourself to the world can influence the way you interact with it—and when you feel good about yourself, you truly shine. Getting the right pair of sunnies can help you bring a little more of that empowered energy into your everyday. 

A display case full of popular sunglass brands you can try on inside Nicola Eye Care

5 Tips for Finding Your Perfect-Fit Sunglasses

Ready to unlock the tips for finding perfectly stylish sunglasses? Before you jump in, remember that we’re equipped to build your prescription right in—so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing your options when finding the right pair.

Here are five things to consider when buying sunglasses so you can make the best purchase possible.

See what suits your style and face shape.

First things first, your personal style should always be reflected in your sunglasses. For instance, is your style more understated and minimal, or do you love being bold and standing out from the crowd? Do you love classic aviators, trendy cat-eye frames, or sporty wrap-around styles?

Acknowledging the looks that make you feel like a million bucks will help you start narrowing your choices. While style important, your confidence is your best accessory, so select ones that make you feel great.

Another aspect of choosing the right style comes down to understanding your face shape. Some face shapes tend to look especially stunning with certain styles. While this doesn’t necessarily provide 100% accuracy, here’s a quick general guide:

  • Sunglasses for a round face: Angular frames, like square or rectangular shapes, will be your best bet because they can add definition to round faces.
  • Sunglasses for a square face: Round or oval frames are effective at softening the stronger angles of a square face, so definitely give those a try.
  • Sunglasses for an oval face: Lucky you! Oval faces can pull off most styles, so you have the freedom to experiment with different shapes and find what you love.
  • Sunglasses for a heart-shaped face: Cat-eye or aviator sunglasses are known for complementing heart-shaped faces because they balance the width of the forehead.
  • Sunglasses for a long face: Consider trying on oversized frames or wrap-around styles, which can add width to your face shape and enhance your features. 

Discover the best brands.

At Nicola Eye Care, we have over 300 pairs of sunglasses in stock—that’s a lot of sunglasses to choose from! We also carry brands known for their style and quality. If you’re looking for luxury, you’ll love trying on sunglasses by Maui Jim, Fendi, Gucci, and Tom Ford.

If you’re drawn to the classic go-to brands for sunglasses, you can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban, Oakley, or Carrera–which are just a few of the other brands we carry. We invite you to drop into our store to see our whole selection and try them on for yourself!

Choose between sunglasses versus transition lenses.

While not necessarily a replacement for sunglasses, some people do consider getting a pair of transition lenses instead, depending on their needs and their budget. If transition lenses are new to you, here’s what you need to know: Transition lenses are able to adapt to changing light conditions. They provide clear vision indoors, but then they automatically darken when exposed to sunlight. 

Transitions aren’t intended to replace your sunglasses but to be an alternative for clear lenses. 

While they are certainly handy to have if you move through various light conditions throughout your day, keep in mind that transition lenses don’t tend to get as dark and, therefore, may not provide the best vision experience under especially bright conditions.

Decide your price range.

Before you fall in love with your next pair of sunnies, decide what price range you’re comfortable staying within. Our helpful team members are happy to direct you and make your shopping experience as seamless as possible! This can help narrow down your options and make your decision even easier because you’ll be perusing options exclusively within your budget. This also ensures you’ll walk away from a purchase you feel good (and can’t wait to humble brag) about.

Don’t underestimate the importance of comfort.

When you invest in a pair of sunglasses, you want to ensure you choose a pair that actually fits comfortably on your face. The color of the lens plays a huge part in how comfortable they will be. After all, if they aren’t comfortable to wear, you won’t get optimal use out of them! Comfort doesn’t have to be the only factor, but it should be considered for an accessory you’ll be wearing again and again!

Inside Nicola Eye Care, an eye clinic in Kamloops BC, where frames and sunglasses are on display

Discover Superior Sunglasses in Kamloops

Your best pair of sunglasses ever is right around the corner—especially if you follow the tips shared here. By finding the right style, exploring the best brands, deciding on your price range, prioritizing comfort, and making a firm choice between sunglasses and transition lenses, you can rest assured you’ll end up with a pair you love. If you’re having a hard time deciding between which one to get? Having both is the most optimal duo! 

Our team can’t wait to help you find sunglasses that protect your eyes, enhance your overall look, and make you feel like a rockstar. We hope you’ll drop into our Kamloops location and try on sunglasses from our collection soon.

Let's stay in touch

Sign up with your email address to receive eye care news and updates from us.