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Lifestyle Sunglasses

For many, sunglasses are a way of life. We have the right pair of sunglasses for your active lifestyle. Gable Sporting Goods, easy on the eyes since 1965.

When It Comes to Sunglasses, UV Protection Matters!

Are sunglasses simply about and preference or do they serve a much more important purpose? Designer sunglasses might be appealing, but just because they have a designer name, doesn’t mean they perform. Most of us are familiar with the term ultraviolet rays. UV rays are part of the energy that comes from the sun. These rays can be damaging to our skin as well as our eyes. This is where sunglasses come in to help. The best sunglasses have 100% UV protection and at the very least you shouldn’t entertain any sunglasses that don’t list UV protection. The great news is that at Gable Sporting Goods our excellent line-up of performance sunglasses all boast UV protection.

Our Sunglasses Come in All Shapes, Sizes, and Colors.

Sunglasses come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors. The selection of a specific shape or lens color is primarily about , but they do serve a functional purpose as well. When it comes to color, darker is not necessarily better. Rest easy, if safety is your concern you don’t have to default to black sunglasses. Whether we’re talking about sunglasses for men or sunglasses for women, the color of your sunglass lens doesn’t play a part in UV protection. However, lens color can boost contrast providing enhanced visuals in specific scenarios like fishing or playing the outfield. If that’s not your vibe, lens color can simply serve to give you the right look you’re going for. The size of your sunglasses matter in how much of your eye they are able to shield from the sun. This is why, if possible, large or wrap-around sunglasses are preferred for extended sun exposure. At Gable Sporting Goods we’ve got an excellent supply of sunglasses for men as well as women.

What’s the Deal with Polarized Sunglasses?

Whether we’re talking about vintage sunglasses or modern sunglasses, polarized lenses have always been a part of the conversation. The polarized lens was invented in 1936 by a gentleman names Edwin H. Land. Believe it or not, polarized lenses don’t have anything to do with shielding your eyes from UV rays, but they have everything to do with shielding your eyes from annoying and even hazardous glare. We’ve all been out by the water, on a concrete surface, or even driving in the car and found ourselves face to face with an almost unbearable glare. Certain surfaces reflect light more intensely. Polarized sunglasses are designed to cut the glare, increasing not only visibility, but also comfort. For all of your polarized sunglasses needs, visit us at Gable Sporting Goods.