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Cheap vs top-end sunglasses

Is it really worth investing in expensive sunglasses rather than spending a couple of quid on the high street?

As experts in eyewear, we need to emphasise that the answer is absolutely yes!

Premium designer sunglasses can offer several advantages over cheap sunglasses, from the huge number of eye health benefits to the long-lasting, durable designs. 

Here are some reasons why they are a must when buying your next pair.

Quality of materials: 

Top-end sunglasses are made from impeccable quality materials, such as high-grade acetate, titanium and stainless steel frames. They also craft the lenses from polycarbonate or mineral glass, which provide durability, better fit and extra comfort compared to cheaper alternatives.

Lens technology: 

The advanced lens technologies that are used in these types of sunglasses provide superior optical clarity, colour accuracy and maximum UV protection. They often include polarised lenses which have been especially designed to reduce glare and improve visual comfort, or photochromic lenses that automatically adjust to changing light conditions. 

These features enhance your visual experience and protect your eyes more effectively.

UV protection: 

Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation is crucial for maintaining eye health throughout your life. Cheap sunglasses do not usually provide adequate UV protection and allow damaging sun rays to reach your eyes. 

However, higher-end sunglasses typically offer full UV protection, blocking both UVA and UVB rays, which can help prevent eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.

Enhanced eye comfort: 

Premium sunglasses often incorporate features that optimise eye comfort which includes decreasing eyestrain by minimising glare, improving contrast and reducing the need for squinting in bright light conditions. 

These factors can be particularly beneficial when engaging in outdoor activities and sports, or in instances where you are spending extended periods in the sun, such as those who are required to work outdoors.

Style and design: 

Another reason to invest in quality sunglasses is that they have been designed by renowned fashion houses or eyewear brands, resulting in stylish and trendy frames. Choosing from these sorts of collections gives you the chance to enjoy both eye protection and a fashionable accessory that complements your personal style.

Longevity and warranty: 

Cheap sunglasses have a shorter lifespan whereas top-end sunglasses are built to last. The quality craftsmanship and materials used in their construction ensure durability and resistance to wear and tear. 

Also, many of the brands we work with at Genuine Style offer warranties, giving you peace of mind that your investment is protected.

While the upfront cost of top-end sunglasses may be more than their cheaper counterparts, the long-term benefits and superior performance they offer make them a worthwhile investment for your eye health, comfort and style.

If you have any questions about the brands and products we offer, please feel free to get in touch via the live chat or by emailing info@genuinestyle.com or calling 01962715340.

What's New?

UK Delivery

We realise that getting your new sunglasses both safely and quickly is important to you, and we endeavour to send them out as quickly as possible!

All orders received by 3pm on weekdays will be shipped same day via DHL Parcel or Royal Mail ‘next day’ delivery, free of charge. All orders received after 3pm on a weekday or over the weekend will leave on the next working day. 

Rest of Europe

Delivery to the rest of Europe has a flat fee of just £10.00, fully tracked and insured. This service typically takes 3-10 days. We also offer faster courier services if delivery is needed more urgently.

At this point in time, all items are shipped from the UK and may therefore be subject to customs/import charges on delivery, as the UK is not currently part of the EU. You will be responsible for these charges, so please research them before you buy. We value our European customers and the previous relationship we had with EU countries and are looking to find a better solution to this within Europe in the near future.

Rest of the World

Delivery outside of Europe has a flat fee of just £15.00, fully tracked and insured. This service typically takes 5-21 days. We also offer faster courier services if delivery is needed more urgently.

At this point in time, all items are shipped from the UK and may therefore be subject to customs/import charges on delivery. You will be responsible for these so please research them before you buy. 

Returns Policy
We want you to be happy with your new sunglasses! Returns are therefore accepted without question and no explanation is required, although we are always keen to hear any feedback that you do have. 

To be eligible for a return, items must be returned within 30 days, in the same unused condition that you received them (trying on is of course OK!), and should be returned complete with any included cases, accessories and manufacturer’s packaging.

Return Shipping
To return your product, please contact us at info@genuinestyle.com to request a return authorisation and a free shipping label.

We would obviously advise you contact us for a free label but our return address is:

Genuinestyleuk Ltd
Po Box 792
Winchester
SO23 3RQ

Exchanges and Refunds
Please indicate when arranging the return whether you wish to exchange for another product or to receive a full refund.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. and confirm the the approval of your refund or exchange.

Once approved, your refund/exchange will be processed immediately, and either your new item will be sent (same day) or a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment (within 7 days, typically sooner).

Please contact us at info@genuinestyle.com with any questions at all regarding the returns and refund process.

For all enquiries please us the Support button or email us at info@genuinestyle.com

Registered office address: 384 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS5 6HA, United Kingdom

Office Telephone: 01962715340