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How to pick the best sunglasses for boating?

How to pick the best sunglasses for boating?

We adore boating and if you are a lover of boat rides, you would probably agree that it is amazing to voyage through the waves with the wind in your hair and sun in your face. However, when cruising the waves, it is also important to protect yourself from the sun even though it might not always be the first you think of. Strong sunlight and Ultraviolet rays can be damaging to the eyesight when being on the water. Thus, Christopher Cloos has gathered the best advice for picking the right sunglasses for boating in this journal.

Why do you need to invest in a pair of sunglasses for boating?

If you are on the water, you could get photokeratitis which is also known as snow blindness, if you do not use sunglasses while boating. Photokeratitis is a painful, temporary eye condition that is comparable to a sunburn except that it affects the corneas of your eyes instead of your skin. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can then temporarily damage your cornea and the conjunctiva, which is painful and discomforting. It is called snow blindness as it is also common in snowy areas because snow reflects up to 80% of UV rays. Correspondingly, water also reflects the sun highly which is why you cannot negligible the use of sunglasses when boating. 

Sunglasses for boating – best picks

When picking the best sunglasses for boating, you can consider both “offshore” and inshore. Typically, blue colored lenses or gray colored lenses are more suitable for offshore. Correspondingly when boating “inshore”, green colored lenses or copper-colored lenses are working best. Lens density is critical when choosing sunglasses for boating. On a positive note, we at Christopher Cloos offer frames in which it is possible to switch lenses. Thereby, it is possible for you to inquire one pair of frames and then order more lenses, so that you can switch while offshore or inshore. Furthermore, our lenses are polarized which prevents the intense sunlight from damaging the eyes too. Boaters should opt for polarized sunglasses since they provide greater visual details and better protection.

Comfort and coverage

It is essential to secure both comfort and coverage when picking sunglasses for boating. As explained earlier, the water reflects light and glare which can annoy your eyes. You would thereby want frames that gives your face full coverage. Here at Cloos, we have taken that into consideration offering a full protection for all face types.

Along with coverage, comfort is important. Our frames are made of premium acetate giving you comfortability while boating. Most often, you are on the water for many hours which means many hours of sun exposure. The premium acetate along with our flexible hinges makes our frames durable and easy to wear.  

Sunglasses for boating at Christopher Cloos

Here at Cloos, we offer several opportunities within sunglasses for boating. Both comfort, coverage, and style are crucial to us, so that you both feel and look good while being on the water. We hope that this guide has helped you to decide on your next sunglasses for boating.

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