When it comes to buying designer sunglasses versus counterfeit sunglasses, many think it’s just a matter of taste, or just a fad. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Behind the small price and a similar appearance, fake sunglasses are just harmful copies. Let’s follow both aspects below:
Counterfeit sunglasses are harmful. While designer sunglasses always offer 100% UV protection, fake sunglasses can’t afford the luxury. The companies that make them would rather keep production costs low, so they can sell them for small prices. Accordingly, fake sunglasses do nothing but to keep bright light away from your eyes, with little or no UV protection. This is harmful for the eyes, sometimes even more than wearing no sunglasses at all. You tend to look at bright light directly, thinking that you’re protected by your lenses, and risk corneal damage and even skin cancer. This doesn’t only occur during summer, but also through the rest of year, when UV rays are still in the air.
Counterfeit sunglasses are copies. Fake sunglasses producers don’t have designers: they copy the work of others to keep the costs low. The intellectual property of a designer is stolen on an everyday basis, in order for people of the world to pretend they’re wearing designer sunglasses, while they’re actually wearing a cheap fake. The fashion industry loses money this way, and with it, thousands of workers.
Even if you’re convinced that fake sunglasses are bad for you and everyone else, you might still be fooled into buying a pair. How can you avoid that? Here are some useful tips below:
- Check the price. Is it too good to be true? Then the sunglasses are fake. No designer product will be sold for more than 50% off, unless they’re used. Online sellers can offer discounts compared to brick and mortar stores, but not enormous ones.
- Weigh them. Counterfeit sunglasses are usually lighter because of the low quality materials, the hinges are loose because of the low quality manufacture.
- Check the country of origin. Italy produces most designer eyewear, while China is the biggest producer of fakes.
- Check the details. One thing that designer sunglasses always have is a series of number and letters inside of the temple (brand name, model series, color code, arm length). Another is a perfect spelling and logo of the brand: fake sunglasses are known for their typos.
- Get the guarantee. Only shop from trusted sellers, online and offline, and see that you receive a branded case, a cloth and a certificate of authenticity with your frames.
This guest post is written by Jarin Mariea, who is a fashion consultant, now writing for www.GlassesOnWeb.Com. They offer authentic designer sunglasses at excellent prices. Get discount on sunglasses by following Facebook.