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At Vision Works, we’ve created this guide to help you with your decision-making process and to bag some genuine bargains.

With any fashion accessory, trends come and go.

With sunglasses styles, we have seen the resurgence of the 60s, through to the most recent Y2K comeback. Being aware of what’s trendy is important because if you want your sunglasses to have a longer lifespan, it’s always best to shop for classic shapes and styles and not what’s trending. E.g., Wayfarers are considered vintage, but they are also classic. So try to buy sunglasses that will last more than one fashion season.

If you’re a budding fashionista and want to find out more about the high-fashion side of sunglasses, this article is a great read.


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This leads us to key points to remember when shopping for sunglasses

  1. If you have your heart set on a particular pair, research prices and then compare on the day to see how much you’re saving.

  2. Don’t become a victim of the fake pair! With fakes everywhere, it’s always better to purchase your sunglasses from a reputable retailer. Secondly, the fake pair may save you money, but they will not have the important filters that help protect your eyesight from long-term complications.

So, here’s what to look out for:

The first tell-tale sign is a misspelt brand name.

No original case. Some original cases become collector’s items because of their amazing detail. If the pair you want has a cheap case, but your research has shown it to be something completely different, then there’s a big red flag.

Make sure the size, font, and colour of the logo look consistent. These fine details will indicate if your sunglasses are fakes.

Check your social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and scroll to see who is talking about Black Friday discounts. Better still, add or follow the retailers, and register for alerts about Black Friday deals and incentives. Ask your friends and social media network as well. Sending a simple text message might turn out to be all it takes to find a savvy offer.

We hope the above tips and tricks will help you make an informed decision.

But if you want the best one-on-one professional advice, book an eye test at your nearest Vision Works store today and invest in your eye health.