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Sunglasses Case, Hard, Soft and for Car

This page is created in order to share some tips and best-practices as they relate to sunglasses cases. The author’s major motivation for this dates back to a recent moment where a fairly expensive pair of sunglasses was lost due to improper casing. In addition, the article is meant to point out some common mistakes and to prepare the reader for the next time your sunglass case drops on the floor or pavement. The three major considerations addressed here are sunglasses casing versus luggage/bag type, price/value ratio and risk tolerance/inconvenience implications.

There are a few types of sunglasses cases: soft, semi-soft, hard. Also, they differ by size, color and design styling. The objective of every case is to protect from breakage, scratches, external leaks etc and preferably house a wiping cloth. The choice of each sunglasses case is driven by the sunglasses location and time spent in motion. For example, a pair of sunglasses which live in a car door will need a smaller, less-bulky case for optimal protection and compatibility with space constraints. A different scenario would be applicable should you choose to tote your sunglasses in a briefcase or a backpack. A good rule of thumb here would be to choose a case which is opposite in durability to your favorite means of transportation bag – choose a soft case when carrying sunglasses in a hard-walled bag such as a briefcase, suitcase etc. On the other hand, a hard and durable case would be more appropriate if you carry your belongings around in a softer bag or a backpack.

Price of sunglasses is very often a good motivator for choosing the right case. Best decisions here are made at time of purchase – buy a sunglasses case then. Even very fancy manufacturers such as Oakley or Bole would rarely include a durable case. Often the new shades would only come with a small cloth-cover which could barely protect from some spills and minor scratches. The more expensive sunglasses come with warranty which covers many manufacturing-related issues and could even replace a broken sunglass arm. The trick there is that very often you have to provide the seller or warranty repair shop with proof of purchase and who keeps the receipts?

Risk tolerance and inconvenience. Risk is not only monetary. Scratched lenses can cause many further problems such as undesirable light reflection and ever exposure of the eye to unprotected direct rays of light. What is more, some scratches on the surface can even refract sunlight and render the whole pair of glasses unusable. If this was the favorite pair of Oaklies you just scratched – then it may be a good time to carefully inspect the lenses or take them to a repair shop or swing by the mall to check for good bargains. Direct exposure of sunglasses to extreme sunlight (such as on the dashboard in a car) could also cause problems and even bend the arms.

To sum up, it is so much easier to choose a proper sunglasses case and simply forget about the fact that someone sat on your purse or suitcase with your new shades in! There are many other factors which come into play such as theft or loss or the worst one – when you forget your pair in the seat of a commercial airplane! Spending the extra money on a suitable sunglasses case is justified and overall well-worth to avoid squinting against the sun at an inappropriate moment of time and to fully and safely enjoy the sunshine.

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Hard Sunglasses Case
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Semi-soft Sunglasses Case
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Soft Sunglasses Case

 

 

 

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Sunglasses cases, Prescription Glasses, Swimming and Ski Goggles

The difference between how sunglasses and prescription glasses are stored is slim. Price could be a major difference and motivator. Normally if you live in the US a pair of prescription glasses can be horrendously expensive. In Europe, on the contrary, since the medical system works in a different fashion, prescription glasses are rather be affordable and sunglasses tend to be the bigger expense. This might be the reason one of the reasons why the same pair of Oakley sunglasses in Europe costs 120 euros versus 85 dollars in the US. Either way, cases for both sun- and prescription glasses are similar in structure. A difference here could be the fact that while sunglasses can take some abuse due to the natural resilience/durability of plastic, prescription glasses will break easily. Choosing a proper sunglasses case is a must especially for prescription glasses.

Swimming goggles are smaller and their design allows them to take a good beating and not have any problems. If yours live in a regular plastic bag together with your bathing suit or swimming trunks – you should be just fine. Mine came in an original soft sunglasses case which I admit to rarely use. Professional swimmers should exercise all proper care and even apply anti-fogging spray to the inside of the goggles.

Ski-goggles are normally the favorite in this category since they are naturally uncomfortable to carry around due to their shape unless you wear them on or keep them attached to a helmet. Finding proper casing for them could be rather challenging. Even the really expensive kinds by Smith Optics or Burton etc normally come with only a soft cloth trying to serve the dual purpose of protection and a wipe cloth. The tiny bag is so easy to lose that I never remember having one around for more than a few uses. What I recently came up with, all by chance, was actually very smart as it turned out later. I had a bottle of scotch as a birthday present which came in a mini Louis Vuitton-like leather bag with handles. I have been keeping my ski-goggles in it and never have not lost it since. The perfect sunglasses case!

To find the most appropriate sunglasses case check your closet, your attic, the local Sunglasses Hut etc. In addition, do not forget to swing by a liquor store in case none of the above locations provide proper storage for your glasses.

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How to choose a sunglasses case?

Here are some very good reasons why should own a sunglasses case and how to properly select it.

Ownership reasons:

1. We only have one pair of eyes – we should do our due diligence and wear sun protection which should then be properly stored for further uses. Again, damaged lenses and serious scratches could cause negative long-term effects by improper reflection of light into the eye. Additionally, sitting on a pair of sunglasses who live in a soft case and have a metal frame and arms could hurt someone.

2. Protection of assets – some pairs are expensive. Save your money and effort.

3. Convenience – your sunglasses case could also have a handy lens wipe cloth

4. Looks and good impression – some cases could have personalized engravings and logos which could make you look good and more confident. The sunglasses case should be chosen to match your business card hold, pen, desk style etc. Do not settle for a type which you do not like.

5. A sunglasses case could come in handy should the case itself need to be used for something else – for example to keep your watch, money and cellphone while on the beach or playing tennis etc.

6. Find your own reason, whatever makes you feel good, get one and it will save you money – see below.

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Selection considerations:

Size and shape – choose a sunglasses case which naturally fits your shades and you do not have to stuff or shove them in there causing more damage than good.

Space constraints – the nicest and slickest looking hard sunglasses case might simply not fit in your car door. This will make you just throw the sunglasses there and again lead to scratches. Be sure you have the sunglasses case chosen for its proper home.

Travel – if you own more than one pair of sunglasses, you would more than likely need to get the corresponding number of cases. The ones which you keep in the kitchen on top of the fridge and you only use when reading on the porch or working in the garden, should be fine with a simpler less fancy case. Your favorite pair, which you take to work and commute daily with should be a reliable pair with a strong sunglasses case.

In conclusion, many people forget to buy a a case for their sunglasses or get the wrong kind for conditions or space. While this is probably not a life-threatening situation, it opens the door for trouble and visits to the mall or repair shop. Trips to the mall are costly especially if you take the family along – someone will invariably identify other items which you will then have to buy!

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Sunglasses Case Types in Detail

sunglasses case hardHard sunglasses cases are anything which can withstand a serious hit or a drop. The ultimate test here is if an averaged-weight person can lightly sit on the case without damaging the content. Or sit on a soft backpack or a purse with your case inside. Surely, titanium strength casing cannot be expected but a hard sunglasses case should be able to survive serious unintentional damages to it.

Soft cases are normally smaller, less bulky and protect from spills and scratches. They will not take any persistent abuse without breaking the sunglasses inside. They are convenient when travel space is limited, the bag they travel in is well-protected or they are the sports sunglasses kind which are naturally sturdier than some of their more dressy cousins.

Semi-soft sunglasses cases are a combination of the two above kinds with some backbone to them but lacking the strength to endure frequent beating. They can be very stylish while providing some protection for your precious sun gear.

Car cases for sunglasses are the most diversified kind often combined with unusual locations. Certain automobile models come with built-in cases such as the ones above the rear-view mirror – they are safe and an excellent storage place for sunglasses. I have also seen extensions to the visor where sunglasses can be attached (unfortunately unprotected). Cab drivers are most resourceful in coming up with unusual locations for their shades including minor interior customizations such as special clips which are mounted on the dashboard for sunglasses to clip into and not bounce when you drive. Another such rare location is the steering column between the wheel and the instrument panel – handy materials here are tape and velcro. By far the most popular spots for a sunglasses case is the door and the center console between the seats.

Another option for carrying your sunglasses around is if you decide to use a strap and just hang them around your neck. If you are at an outdoor cocktail company event I would discourage you from using a strap. It could be very handy in camping or hikes as well as other non-formal outdoor activities. A strap provides convenience from loss but would not help against scratches etc and would not provide proper protection such as the one by a sunglasses case.

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Lens Colors, Frames and Sunglasses Cases

This post lists the various lens colors and how they matter. Additionally, it briefly outlines other important features of sunglasses such as transmission of light, polarization, UV transmission and optics.

Sunglasses lenses should allow for transmission of light between 10 and 30 percent. A lens with transmission of light of 30 percent will block the remaining 70 percent and thus protect your eyes. Further, polarized lenses are very good for water sports, biking, skiing etc – they block horizontal rays which are reflected off of surfaces such as water, road pavement, snow etc. Horizontal light is aggressive and cause damages to the eye as its strength can often be fortified by the reflecting surface. Other factors which come into play when choosing lenses are UV transmission and optical quality.

UV transmission should be blocked over ninety percent by the lens; driving glasses could have less protection since most windshields have built-in UV protection. To verify if you windshield has UV protection you can do a simple test with your photochromic prescription glasses or ask someone who has some to get in your car on a sunny day. Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV light. If yours do not darken in the car with the windows up, then your windshield has UV-protection built-in.

Quality of lens optics applies to how distorted an image is, how well blue light is blocked off and whether colors feel true or not through the lenses. If the green light at the intersection appears bluish – it could be from the yellow lenses of those new shades you just bought.

Colors of the lens define how the eye reacts to light once it goes through the sunglasses. A sunglasses case would ensure that the original colors stay intact for and extended period of time.  Here are some of the most popular colors:

  • Yellow – very good for practicing sports on overcast days or in snowy and rainy conditions. Provide good UV protection however yellow lenses could distort colors.
  • Amber – provide superior contrast by blocking off all blue light which is known to cause distractions. Popular in sports such as sharp shooting, hunting etc. Amber lenses also distort colors.
  • Grey – the most common and universal they lessen light intensity in a most natural manner. Filter out UV light and keep all colors true without distortion.
  • Brown – also very general-use. Similar to grey with additional softening of the warmer colors. Perception of dept is improved and they are recommended for various sports which involve speed and fast moving surroundings.
  • Black – good for situations of extreme brightness. Black lenses could decrease contrast and most sources advise against driving with such lenses. If you have to go through a tunnel with your black lenses on, you would be taking a little too much risk of not being able to see well.
  • Clear – good for some night-time activities such as night skiing, hunting or hiking. Clear lenses are sometimes used in safety goggles.

Another factor to consider is the frame of the sunglasses. Certain sunglasses, even from very reputable manufacturers, come with a see-through or semi-clear frame. What this does is, reflects some of the light from the outside back into the sunglasses which could be irritating and spoil the effect of an otherwise excellent set of lenses. To avoid these situations, refrain from ordering sunglasses online (or try them in a store first) and be sure to test them in the sun or conditions similar to what you need them for. Be sure to pick out a matching sunglasses case with that too so that your investment stays protected and lasts.

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Sunglasses Case – Hard, Soft and for a Car

This page is created mainly in order to share some tips and best-practices as they relate to sunglasses cases. The author’s major motivation for this dates back to a recent moment where a fairly expensive pair of sunglasses was lost due to improper casing. In addition, the article is meant to point out some common mistakes and to prepare the reader for the next time your sunglasses case drops on the floor or pavement. The three major considerations addressed here are sunglasses casing versus luggage/bag type, price/value ratio and risk tolerance/inconvenience implications.

There are a few types of sunglasses cases: soft, semi-soft, hard. Also, they differ by size, color and design styling. The objective of every case is to protect from breakage, scratches, external leaks etc and preferably house a wiping cloth. The choice of each sunglasses case is driven by the sunglasses location and time spent in motion. For example, a pair of sunglasses which live in a car door will need a smaller, less-bulky case for optimal protection and compatibility with space constraints. A different scenario would be applicable should you choose to tote your sunglasses in a briefcase or a backpack. A good rule of thumb here would be to choose a sunglasses case which is opposite in durability to your favorite means of transportation bag – choose a soft case when carrying sunglasses in a hard-walled bag such as a briefcase, suitcase etc. On the other hand, a hard and durable case would be more appropriate if you carry your belongings around in a softer bag or a backpack.

Price of sunglasses is often a good motivator for choosing the right case. Best decisions here are made at time of purchase – buy a sunglasses case then. Even very fancy manufacturers such as Oakley or Bole would rarely include a durable case. Often the new shades would only come with a small cloth-cover which could barely protect from some spills and minor scratches. The more expensive sunglasses come with warranty which covers many manufacturing-related issues and could even replace a broken sunglasses arm. The trick there is that very often you have to provide the seller or warranty repair shop with proof of purchase and who keeps the receipts?

Risk tolerance and inconvenience. Risk is not only monetary. Scratched lenses can cause many further problems such as undesirable light reflection and ever exposure of the eye to unprotected direct rays of light. What is more, some scratches on the surface can even refract sunlight and render the whole pair of glasses unusable. If this was the favorite pair of Oaklies you just scratched – then it may be a good time to carefully inspect the lenses or take them to a repair shop or swing by the mall to check for good bargains. Direct exposure of sunglasses to extreme sunlight (such as on the dashboard in a car) could also cause problems and even bend the arms.

To sum up, it is so much easier to choose a proper sunglasses case and simply forget about the fact that someone sat on your purse or suitcase with your new shades in! There are many other factors which come into play such as theft or loss or the worst one – when you forget your pair in the seat of a commercial airplane! Spending the extra money on a suitable sunglasses case is justified and overall well-worth to avoid squinting against the sun at an inappropriate moment of time and to fully and safely enjoy the sunshine.

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Body Lotions And Mineral Makeup

There are so many new body lotions and mineral makeup being introduced in the market. If you are conscious about your body and like to look natural, young, healthy, dewy, along with a bright natural glow, then you have most likely noticed these new products being offered. Lotion and mineral makeup are products that aren’t really a concern for women who like to look artificial and completely made up. However, those who want to achieve a natural appearance and want to have soft, smooth skin, these two products are a definite must have in their beauty kits.

Mineral makeup and body lotions are two different products, which both offer various lines in a range of prices. There are so many choices available that make the task of choosing the best product quite overwhelming.

Well-known cosmetics companies have been in the market for a while so it can be quite tempting to make a purchase from them, especially since these big brands are trusted. However these cosmetics companies have probably only introduced mineral makeup recently so it isn’t something they are completely familiar with. Some of them end up adding unsuitable ingredients to their body lotions and mineral makeup, which is definitely something to be concerned about. This is why women who want to look naturally beautiful should stick to using gentle and natural products.

It is recommended that you avoid big cosmetic brands that include cheap ingredients to their products as a way to lessen costs. Rather, you should check organic markets in your area where you may find healthy products that are purely natural. Although organic products cost more, you are sure to benefit from their natural ingredients.

Some companies offer natural products in the mid-range pricing bracket. However in order to find an affordable one with the best quality, you will most likely have to go through trials until you find one perfect for you.