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Cheap vs top end sunglasses, what are the benefits?

Cheap vs top end sunglasses

Have you ever been tempted by the sunglasses that you can get for a couple of quid?

You will often spot them on your local market or in a cheap-and-cheerful high street shop, and although it might seem like a good idea at the time, there are plenty of reasons not to!

Cheap sunglasses and top-end sunglasses serve the same fundamental purpose: to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and reduce glare.

However, there are significant differences between the two in terms of quality, performance, and long-term value.

Here are some reasons that premium quality sunglasses are the best.

UV Protection:

Cheap sunglasses may claim to provide UV protection, but their effectiveness can vary widely or even be unreliable. Top-end sunglasses are rigorously tested and certified to block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, ensuring your eyes are properly shielded from harmful radiation.

Lens Quality:

High-quality sunglasses typically use superior materials for their lenses. They may have polarised lenses, which reduce glare and improve visibility, or specialized coatings that enhance clarity and colour contrast. Sunglasses that only cost a few pounds have lower-quality lenses that can distort your vision or hinder your ability to see clearly.


Premium sunglasses are built to last. They often feature better construction materials, such as titanium or high-grade plastics, and are designed to withstand wear and tear. If you go for price over quality, they are more likely to break or scratch easily, which can lead to a shorter lifespan and the need for frequent replacements.


Designer shades put comfort first and often have adjustable nose pads, ergonomic frame shapes, and lightweight materials to ensure a comfortable fit even during extended wear.

Style and Fashion:

High-end sunglasses brands invest in design and style, offering a wide range of fashionable options. These sunglasses can elevate your look and make a statement, which is not always the case with cheaper alternatives.


Many top-end sunglasses come with warranties from the manufacturer, so if they break or you experience defects, you can often get them repaired or replaced, prolonging your investment.

Eye Health:

Protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays is crucial for long-term eye health. Investing in premium end sunglasses ensures you’re taking the best possible care of your eyes, reducing the risk of eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.

While designer sunglasses may come with a higher upfront cost, their superior quality, performance, and longevity often make them a worthwhile investment in the long run. They not only protect your eyes but also offer greater comfort, style, and peace of mind.

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
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