Ray-Ban vs AMO Sunglasses - DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

Ray-Ban vs AMO Sunglasses – DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

Fashion Trend Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban sunglasses are iconic, and is the best seller in the world. They are fashion sunglasses and must “look good”. AMO Sunglasses are perhaps the best sports sunglasses brand in the world. Both of them are developed for endurance sports, like running, cycling and triathlon. they are engineered for sports and must “function”.

Ray-Ban sunglasses are not meant to be worn for sports and exercise and there are 5 reasons why.

1.  STICKY FEATURES

Sport sunglasses are designed to stay on your face during exercise, so for the good sports sunglasses have soft rubber pads on the nose pieces and temple arms that create greater friction with your skin when it gets wet or hot. These sticky features mean the sports sunglasses will stay on your face during exercise and not move around. Ray-Ban sunglasses don’t need this function and they are not designed for sports .

Adjustable temple arms

Adjustable temple arms

2. COMFORT FEATURES

Ray-Ban sunglasses may be comfortable but they don’t have features which ensure greater comfort during exercise.

Sunglasses should touch your skin at two points, which are the temple arms and  the nose pieces. These are known as the “pinch points”.As you get hotter the capillaries in your skin take more blood to the surfaceand your face slightly expands. This means your sunglasses get tighter and may start to pinch your skin.

When this happens you need to able to adjust the temple arms and nose pieces so that you can loosen them. Or if they are too loose at the beginning of the exercise to tighten them.

These comfort features ensure the good sports sunglasses (like AMO Sunglasses) remain comfortable no matter what  environment you are in.

3. FRAME MATERIAL

Sports sunglasses have to be durable. They are engineered to lasts longer in the extreme environments they are used in. Sports sunglasses frames are made from a material called TR90. This material is different from the Ray-Ban plastic frame material in that it is stronger and more flexible and therefore less likely to break.

TR90 is also more resistant to UV light (which deteriorates plastic) and chemicals (such as suntan lotion and hair products) which may cause deterioration and eventual failure of the sunglasses frame.Ray-Ban sunglasses that need to look good and don’t need this function.

TR90

TR90

4. LENSES FEATURES

Ray-Ban sunglasses lenses come in a variety of lenses colors so that so they look great. These lenses also block harmful UV light. Sports sunglasses come in a variety of lens colors too but these lenses go further in that they don’t just block harmful UV light – they are safer.

An important feature of sports sunglasses lenses is that they have a great  resistance than the majority of sunglasses lenses. Sport sunglasses lenses are usually thicker and made of a different type of plastic that most other sunglasses.Sports sunglasses lenses are made from 2mm thick Polycarbonate or Grilamid NXT . This means the lenses will not shatter when they are hit by a stone of branch thereby protecting your eyes. Sports sunglasses are cheaper.

5. LENS COATINGS

Ray-Ban sunglasses may have coatings which add colour to the lenses but beyond  this these coatings serve very little to the function of the sunglasses.

Sports sunglasses have coatings such as hydrophobic coating which shed water and sweat and anti fog coatings. These special lens coatings mean that sports sunglasses remain clear during exercise and are more usable during exercise.

Hydrophobic Coating

Hydrophobic Coating

5. WRAPAROUND STYLE

Perhaps the most obvious way to spot a fashion brand like Ray-Ban is they do not wraparound your face.The reason sports brands wrap around your face is to block more UV light. The wraparound style means that up to 30% less harmful UV light enters your eyes

This means that when your doing your exercise they are both safer and more comfortable on your face.

CONCLUSION

There is nothing wrong with Ray-Ban style sunglasses for fashion but if you are about your sports you will choose a serious sports brand like AMO Sunglasses.

So these are my views. If you have any comment then please let me know your views .