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Mirrored Sunglasses – Are They Right For You?


Mirrored lenses are one of the most popular choices for prescription and non-prescription sunglasses alike. They lend a unique style to your lenses, and help protect your eyes from UV rays.

Curious to learn more about how mirrored lenses work, and if they’re right for you? You’re in the right place. Keep reading, and find out everything you wanted to know about mirrored lenses.

How Do Mirrored Lenses Work?

Mirrored lenses use a traditional tint, as well as a specialized reflective optical coating, known as a mirror coating. This coating decreased the amount of light that passes through the lenses by 10-60%.

Typically, mirrored lenses use several different coatings and are used alongside other anti reflective coatings. A small, reflective film of metal is typically deposited first, and then other plastic coatings are used to protect it and decrease glare, providing a mirror like finish.

What Are The Benefits Of Mirrored Lenses?

Wondering why you should pick mirrored lenses over another type of lens, like a polarized lens?
Here are a few benefits.

  • Better UV protection – Mirrored lenses are often available with up to 100% UV protection. This makes them ideal for high altitude hiking, and prolonged exposure to highly-reflective environments, such as snow and open water.
  • Durable – Mirrored lenses tend to use multiple layers of anti-reflective coating and other advanced coatings, making them more durable and scratch-resistant compared to untreated lenses.
  • Reduces glare – If you are sensitive to light, mirrored sunglasses are extremely effective at blocking and reflecting the sun’s rays. This makes them ideal if you are prone to migraines, or have any other condition that makes you very sensitive to UV rays.
  • Anonymity – Mirrored lenses are a one-way mirror. You can see out, but others can’t see in. This makes them ideal for those who may wish to remain anonymous or avoid drawing attention to themselves.

We offer a few different options for mirrored lenses. You can choose from:

Mirror Blue
Blue mirrored lenses enhance contrast, and the mirrored coating helps prevent eye strain and UV damage.

Mirror Silver
Silver mirrored lenses are classic, and provide timeless style, with a greyish tint that helps block out glare, and keeps you seeing clearly in the sun.

Mirror Multi-Color
Our multi-colored mirrored lenses appear to shift and change colors in the light, making them unique, and a great way to add some extra style to your frames.

Shop Mirrored Lenses Now – Block Out The Sun In Style!

With a set of mirrored shades, you’ll be able to stay comfortable in even the brightest conditions. So start shopping now at Designer Optics, and find a set of frames that catches your fancy.


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