Assorted Sunglasses! – Moni Chowdhury Saif

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Sun rays not only damage our skin but also our eyes. To save eyes form sun rays, sun glass is remarkably useful.

Sunglasses can be found in optical stores in almost every area of the capital. Including New-Market, Farmgate, Gulistan, Elephant Road etc. areas; sunglasses are available at footpath hawkers too.

Owner of Dhanmondi Eye Point, Shahadat Hossain stated “Collection of original sunglasses of famous brands are available at Gulshan. Due to excessive price, shops at Dhanmondi and Elephant Road, have fewer collections.”

Non-brand sunglasses mainly come from China, Thailand, Singapore and Korea. Sales assistant Robin Ahmed from Netra Optics at Uttara, said,” They mainly sell 3 kinds of sunglasses. One colored glass sun glass – light and dark shade of same color.”

He also said, “Customers like light and dark shaded sunglasses the most. Specially curved sunglasses are available for cycle and motor-cycle riders”

He said, “In Bangladesh there are no producer or importer of sunglasses. Showroom owners collect sunglasses on the basis of their choice from various countries.”

They appoint employees to inspect the sunglasses. They separate the faulty sunglasses from the good ones. Separated glasses are sold to the roadside shops at wholesale rate.

Non-brand Sunglasses

Low priced replica sunglasses are fashionable. Glasses that protect from ultra-violet ray, are priced between 2,500 to 3,000 BDT. Sales assistant of Eye vision at Shat-Masjid road, said, “Non-brand glasses mainly come from China, Thailand, Singapore and Korea. Among these, Golf vision, Safari, Belong etc. glasses are available for 200 BDT to 1,200 BDT.

“Replica of known brands are more available in sunglass markets. Glasses within the range of 500 BDT to 2,500 BDT are available in the market on the basis of quality, design and model.”  He said.

Mehedi again said,” replica sunglasses of foreign brands, look fashionable and protect well from dust. But these cannot protect from ultraviolet rays. Glasses that can protect from ultraviolet rays, usually cost between 25,000 BDT to 3,000 BDT. So, you must have 5.000 BDT budget if you want to buy a glass that protects from ultraviolet ray.”

He informed us that Non-branded curved glasses – for cycle and motor-cycle riders – are available within 300 BDT to 1,000 BDT.

You can buy non-brand sunglasses from road-sides for 250 BDT to 700 BDT. For that you have inspect the quality and bargain well.

Branded sunglasses:

Normal sunglasses are enough to stay protected from sun and dust. Just a wipe with clean cloth will keep your sunglass clean and good. Salam Molla said, “Ray ban, Armani, Police, Gucci, Fast Track etc. brands are famous among branded sunglasses. But, we keep the costly models in fewer quantities. We mainly keep the high quality replica glasses. And buyers care less about the brand but more about the quality of the sunglass.”

Gucci sunglasses comes within 8,000 BDT to 14,000 BDT. Ray ban is available within 15,000 BDT to 30,000 BDT and Armani in 3,000 BDT to 10,000 BDT.  Calvin Klein comes within 5,000 BDT to 15,000 BDT and Police in 2,500 BDT to 10,000 BDT.

Other than these Carrera, Prada, Porsche, Dayara etc. brands are available for 1,800 BDT to 8,000 BDT. Salam said, “Branded sunglasses mostly come from Italy. Sunglasses also come from Japan, France, and America.

Sun glass care:

After using sunglasses, just a wipe with clean cotton fabric will keep it right. Sometimes a wash with water will be good as well.

Powered sun glass:

Powered sunglasses are also available for those who have eye problem. In that case, power will be set to the sun glass according to need.

Almost all optical stores provide the facility of setting power. But a sales assistant informed us that, you cannot choose any frame or color in case of powered sun glass.

It’s not possible to adjust power in curved frames. So you have to discuss with the shop-keeper that which design and colored sunglasses are available for setting power.

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