How much should sunglasses REALLY cost?
Just like any fashion trend, there are certain glasses styles that come and go. At the end of the day though, who decides what is still trendy and what isn’t? We say it’s up to us—as consumers—to wear not only what looks good, but also what works. If you’re tired of overpaying for a pair of cheaply made glasses that have zero to no UVA, UVB, or blue-light protection just because it has some silly little logo on it then you’re going to want to keep reading.
When you Google the average cost of sunglasses (prescription or non) you get a variety of answers. With insurance, without insurance. Designer brand, not designer brand. Brand new, second hand. At the end of the day what you must do before shopping for new glasses is determine what you need from the frames. Or else what’s the purpose of buying frames if you don’t know the pros and cons?
Bomber Eyewear has a variety of styles, colors, and frames to choose from but each pair offers different perks -- that little somethin' somethin' that keeps our customers coming back to the most rockin' sunglasses community in the world.
Our safety glasses protect your vision on and off the job. These frames aren’t just for workers (although these are ANSI Z87+ certified as well as shatter-resistant) but rather any adventurous person who wants to keep their eyes safe from debris and wind.
The BUZZ Bomb Safety glasses are the perfect transition from work to weekend activities with the removable side shields. And with the ray of colors, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. At less than $80 - and non-polarized versions start at $40, these glasses are extremely versatile and have a color that go with every outfit. We could be biased—but the BUZZ Bomb Safety Polarized Rose Gold Mirror Crystal is great for both men and women!
Want to stand out but find ANSI Z87+ certified safety glasses under $40? The BOOGIE Safety Red Mirror Crystal with Red Foam Lining is sure to make everyone turn their heads as you walk by. These lenses don’t only look cool, but also have 100% UVA and UVB protection.
Have you ever tried snowmobiling in designer frames? Probably not—after paying an arm and a leg for designer prices, nobody wants to risk losing their sunglasses in the snow or the water. And at that point, what's the point of owning something that never leaves your closet?
Next time you try a winter sport—or any activity for that matter—be sure to grab a pair of the MAGNUM Safety Blue Mirror Crystal frames. Not only will the oversize frames stop snow from getting into your eyes, but if they fall off (which is unlikely since Bomber glasses are designed to comfortably and securely fit) you’re guaranteed to find the Blue Mirror Crystal lenses peeking out.
Back in the 90s, our founder Tommy Bonacci found the safety glasses that were given to him on construction job sites were extremely uncomfortable—and to put it nicely: NOT cool-looking. He took a pair of sunglasses and with torn-off pieces of foam padding from his jet ski, he lined the inside of his glasses and found them to be extremely comfortable. Thus, the very first prototype for Bomber Eyewear was born! He wore them to the jobsite, and immediately started getting compliments on his rad-looking safety glasses. The feedback was all the same: not only did his shades look cool, but they were comfortable too.
And not only were they comfortable, but the foam padding kept his glasses from sinking in the waters during his rides. That’s why when he started this company, making sure glasses never sunk to the bottom of the ocean was top priority. Priority for to keep from overspending 💸 on sunglasses and to save the ocean from plastic and metal scraps. It's a win-win, right?
So next time you're headed out to the waters we suggest snagging a pair of the $70 REGGIE White Polarized Ice Blue Mirror sport lenses. The blue and white combo matches your bathing suit or those gorgeous blue waves while you skip over the water—or lay on the front deck of the cruise ship—and you know you'll be protected and comfortable every step of the way.
We haven’t forgotten our Bomber ladies, either! Imagine you’re sitting poolside with a piña colada in your hands when whoops you drop your favorite affordable (Only $70!) IRIE Polarized Pink Mirror Crystal glasses in the pool. No need to call a pool boy to your rescue—unless you really want to 😉 —because these polarized lenses with pink foam lining will float to the top for an easy reach.
Stylish glasses don’t have to break the bank. In fact, they shouldn’t! A good pair of sunglasses should cost you less than $100. And here at Bomber Eyewear, you can upgrade your safety glasses with all the bells and whistles and still walk away with an ANSI Z87+ certified safety lens for less than the cost of your electricity bill.
So stop wasting your hard-earned money on flimsy glasses all because there’s a letter logo on them—invest in a hardworking, durable, long-lasting, and stylish pair from Bomber Eyewear!