The Alue AQ-Polarized lens is constructed with the finest grade 1, optical mineral glass, promoting optimal visual clarity. All AQ-Polarized lenses provide:
- 100% UV-A and UV-B protection
- 100% blue light protection to 410 nm
- 94% blue light protection to 480 nm
Brown based to let you see true color, the AQ-P lens also has front and back hydrophobic coatings to resist smudge and dirt, and an anti-reflective coating to reduce glares. See your world through a better lens!
Now, about the frames: Wire frames are handmade in Italy, acetate frames are handmade in Japan, and cellulose propionate frames are made in Italy. The movement is crisp; the nosepieces are comfortable, and, most important, there’s no ghost image visible – that dark, annoying shadow we often find showing up at the bridge between the two lenses. The Alue sunglasses all come with a unique case that folds flat when you’re wearing the sunglasses – an easy fit into a pocket or purse.
True, they are a little on the expensive side, but not as expensive as some better-known, but lesser quality brands. There are eight styles in the range priced from $175 to $275: The Alue Eight retails for about $275 and you can buy them online at their website. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, the Alue sunglasses just might fit the bill.
Note: never buy a pair of sunglasses without checking out my Four Tips For Buying a Pair of Sunglasses
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