Casualness and coolness combined with shimmering colours lend every face a noble look. Yes, we are talking about mirrored lenses! Mirrored sunglasses are the perfect companion in warm temperatures, whether on the beach, shopping or just relaxing with a cool drink outdoors – perfect for the summer and as a colour accent to any outfit. They also protect against UV rays, at the same time attracting attention.
How do glasses come to be mirrored?
The mirroring of sunglasses lenses is also called surface refinement. With a complex process, mirroring layers are applied to the lenses. At the same time, the inside of the glasses is anti-reflected to prevent unpleasant light reflections from disturbing the eyes of the wearer. Metal oxide is applied to the lenses with a vacuum coating system. This layer is superimposed by reflecting rays of light, creating the sunglasses coveted mirror effect. The darker the lenses, the stronger the mirroring effect. Water, oil and dirt repellent layers are also applied in this manner.
Today, this modern production technology offers a wide range of colours to choose from.
Colours, shapes, sizes – there are no limits to diversity
For mirrored sunglasses: the more classical the frame, the more conspicuous the lenses. But whether ROUND, angular, narrow or oversized – the main thing is that they shimmer and shine on the noses of fashion-conscious men and women.
With classic models such as aviator sunglasses, the lenses in black or grey can also be a real eye-catcher. Combined with denim shorts and simple shirts, they complete the casual look. Modern examples of aviator-style mirrored lenses with metal frames include the Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal with grey lenses, the Active 4 from the Sylvie Optics collection or the Porsche Design with green mirrored lenses.
For women who prefer a ROUND model and want to emphasize their femininity, Dolce & Gabbana’s full-rim Havana-style model is the perfect choice. The grey mirrored lenses contrast the frame without being obtrusive.
Mirrored lenses in gold or silver are also among the must-haves this year. The advantage of these metallic colours is that they can be optimally combined with any look. The Prada Cinema from the Prada collection 2018 convinces, for example, with a golden metal frame, double bridge and ROUND, brown-gold mirrored lenses.
If you like it more colourful, you will find a large selection of different brands and models with coloured mirrored lenses. In the summer of 2018, the colour blue is particularly hip, as in the aviator sunglasses by Michael Kors, the Square Model of Polaroid or the sporty model of Oakley. Depending on the type of mirroring and the incidence of light, sunglasses with blue lenses often shimmer in shades of purple.
Should they be even more colourful? Then you should choose brighter colours, such as pink, red and yellow. With the pink mirrored lenses of Vogue sunglasses or this model of Ray-Ban both have a summery flair. They are even more eye-catching with mirrored lenses that have a gradient, as with the men’s model of Polo and the red-yellow mirrored lenses or the mono disc of Versace.
Mirrored lenses have no functional advantages, as do polarized lenses, which are great for outdoor activities. Mirrored lenses are purely aesthetic.
Sunglasses with mirrored lenses are particularly prone to fingerprints and scratches. With a conventional lens cleaning cloth unsightly stains, such as sweat, grease, cream or water can be gently removed. Caution is advised if there are small grains of sand on the lenses, as these should not be cleaned with a lens cloth, as the grains of sand with their sharp edges can leave small scratches on the mirrored surface. Wet cleaning with lukewarm water is recommended before using the polishing cloth.
Even stars and starlets like Jessica Alba, Brad Pitt and Rihanna swear by the 2018 summer trend. So, go find your summer must-have by letting yourself drift through the sea of sunglasses that are available in our shop.