Attention FedEx Contractors! Whether you’re driving a ProMaster 3500 or a new Isuzu Reach, one thing’s for sure– you need a good pair of sunglasses to safely get you through your daily routes.
A comfortable, quality pair of shades protects your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and shields them from the sun, giving you maximum visibility on the road.
With that in mind, we rounded up the most important qualities to consider when shopping for sunglasses, as well as a few of our favorite picks.
Lens Color (Tint)
Brown/gray/green – These neutral colors cuts down on brightness without distorting colors. They’re great for reducing glare and eyestrain, especially in moderate-to-bright conditions. For daily usage on the road, neutrals are the most ideal. Ray Ban’s Fast & Furious Sunglasses are a perfect example of neutral lenses and a great fit.
Yellow/gold/amber – These colors provide less brightness protection, but are great in moderate-to-low level light. Pick up a pair when it’s snowing outside!
Rose – Rose-colored glasses make the world seem brighter, by enhancing contrast and performing well in low-light visibility. If you often find yourself driving against blue or green backgrounds (think forested areas), rose-colored glasses are ideal.
Mirrored – These reduce glare by reflecting light that hits the lens’ surface. They can make objects look darker than they actually are, so if you like the look of this style, be sure to go for a lighter tint.
If your eyes are super sensitive to glare, polarized sunglasses are definitely the right choice for you. They work well on the road by blocking off strong glares from other vehicles, signs, or even large bodies of water.
Check out the Flying Fisherman Maverick Polarized Sunglasses – a steal for $18!
There are 3 types of UV Rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVB Rays are the main area of concern for eyes. UVA Rays are of less concern, but doctors still recommend you block them as a preventative measure. And UVC rays? Most of UVC rays are blocked by the ozone layer, so this shouldn’t be too high of a concern.
The main takeaway? Grab a pair of sunglasses that blocks 100% of all UV Rays! Limited UV protection can actually harm your eyes. Look for UV protection information on the hangtag or sticker.
When trying on a pair of sunglasses, make sure that the frames fit snugly on your nose and ears, but don’t pinch or rub. The weight of the glasses should be evenly distributed between your ears and nose. Make sure they’re comfortable for every day use!
Check out the iconic Oakley Men’s GasCan Sunglasses. These lightweight shades block 100% of UV light, and are optimized for clarity from all angles of vision, including the lens periphery.
What are your favorite pair of sunglasses? Let us know in the comments below!