Ray-Ban Sunglasses: The Ultimate Shopper’s Guide

ray ban shopping guide

Ray-Bans are so on trend for SS16. The Jenners are wearing them, the Kardashians are wearing them, let’s not forget the Hadids, and just about every hot new catwalk model or Instagram star seems to be rocking a pair too.

But I can’t help but think that trends are so irrelevant when it comes to Ray-Bans. Ray-Ban sunglasses are totally timeless, on trend or off trend, Ray-Bans never tire. They never go out of style and they never lose their appeal.

So if you ask me, Ray-Ban sunglasses are a must-have this summer for both men and women – and everyone should have at least one pair to put in their style repertoire. If you’re shopping for your first pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, here are some things you might want to know.

Read on for our ultimate guide to shopping for Ray-Ban sunglasses online:

1. Choose from 4 Key Styles of Ray-Bans

When it comes to shopping for Ray-Bans, there are 4 key styles within the Ray-Ban family. These are the Ray-Ban Aviators, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Ray-Ban Clubmasters and the Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses.

But these are just 4 of the most iconic and popular looks you can try from the current collection; the brand also have other styles including ‘The Justin’ or ‘The Erika’ and other limited edition designs.

But if you’re looking for a classic, these are the 4 pillars of the time honoured range, and it’s a great place to start your collection:

See the Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator

Ray Ban aviator shopping guide

See the Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer

Ray Ban wayfarer shopping guide

See the Ray-Ban RB3016 Clubmaster

ray ban clubmaster shopping guide

See the Ray-Ban RB3447 Round Metal Sunglasses

ray ban round lenses

2. Choose Your Lens

After you’ve selected your frame style, it’s time to choose from the different lenses. This part can be a bit of a mind boggle if you’re new to Ray-Bans because the choice you have is huge.

Not only are there a rainbow of colours to pick from but you can shop for classic lenses, G15 and B15 lenses, mirror lenses (or Flash lenses), gradient lenses and polarized lenses. Not only does each lens type feature its own unique style, but there are different benefits to these lenses.

For instance, G15 lenses block of 85% of all visible light, mirror lenses help to reduce glare and polarized lenses reduce reflection and reduce eye strain.

ray ban mirror lenses guide

ray ban g15 lenses guide

ray ban polarized benefits


3. Find Your Size

For both men and women, there are 3 different sizes; Small, Standard and Large. As advised by the Ray-Ban brand themselves, “For more than 90% of our customers, Ray-Ban’s Standard size offers the correct fit.”

So if you’re buying Ray-Ban sunglasses for the first time, it’s very likely that the standard size will fit you. For men, the larger size is often more suitable. But to be extra sure, here is a fantastic sizing guide that will help you out if you’re shopping online:

how to find right size ray bans

4. Get Prescription Compatible Ray-Bans

If you’re looking for a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses but need your own prescription lenses made up for them, SelectSpecs offer this option on a few of their styles; once you’ve entered in your prescription details, you can choose from a choice of lenses including Brown Polarized (for enhanced contrast), Green Polarized (to maintain high contrast in low light conditions) or Grey Polarized (for true colour perception).

Some of the prescription compatible Ray Ban sunglasses at SelectSpecs include:

The Ray-Ban RB3025 Large Metal Aviator

ray ban aviators prescription

The Ray-Ban RB4171 ERIKA

ray ban erika prescription lenses

The Ray-Ban  RB4105 Outsiders Folding WAYFARER

ray ban wayfarer

5. Avoid Ray-Ban Scams

When it comes to handing over your money online, make sure you buy your Ray-Ban sunglasses from a trusted retailer. We recently posted about the Ray-Ban Facebook scam over on the SelectSpecs blog – the risk is much bigger than receiving faulty or low quality sunglasses because some of these scammers will steal your credit card details in the process.

So if you are shopping for Ray-Bans, buy them online direct from SelectSpecs or direct from a Ray-Ban store on the high street. Browse the full range of Ray-Ban aviators, wayfarers and more:

ray ban sunglasses online

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