The ultimate guide to buying sunglasses online

Buying sunglasses online

With summer just around the corner and the promise for many of their first holiday abroad in years, now is the time to shop for that perfect pair of sunglasses to compliment any outfit and occasion. From pool parties in Ibiza, to long strolls in the park, sunglasses are an essential accessory for every summer wardrobe and are often the component that completes an outfit.

But buying sunglasses online can be tricky, it’s often difficult to know if we’re going to suit them and how well they will protect our eyes. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered! Read on for our complete guide to shopping online for sunglasses this summer.

Protection from the sun

One of the most important aspects of shopping for sunglasses is what level of protection they will give us against the sun. It’s something that can easily be overlooked when we see a style we like, but it’s always important to look after our eyes. 

A good rule of thumb is to look for items with UV400 protection, as this can filter out up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays and covers what British Standards require for eye protection. Here at Arlo Wolf, all of our sunglasses have UV400 protection as standard, so you can look stylish while confident you are keeping your eyes protected.

Prescription choices 

For those of us who wear glasses day to day, it’s important to make sure we are shopping somewhere that offers prescription sunglasses. It might seem obvious, but this will make it easier to find some frames we like, as there’s nothing worse than finding the perfect pair of sunglasses, only to realise they don’t offer prescription lenses!

This is why at Arlo Wolf, you will get your sunglasses with prescription lenses as standard if required. Simply enter your prescription after checkout and we’ll take care of the rest.

Choice of lenses

For the more discerning customer, mirrored lenses might be an essential addition to your summer specs. We know that many people have specific requirements, so all of the sunglasses on the Arlo Wolf website are customisable, with upgradable lens options, including various colours of mirrored lenses, varifocal lenses and polarised lenses.

Will they suit my face?

It can be hard to know if a pair of sunglasses will suit your face, especially when buying online. This is why we’ve created our handy Face Shapes Tool, which will help you find the perfect frames for your face. Not only will this guide help you discover what kind of glasses will suit your face shape, but we will give you recommendations from our shop to make the process even easier

While our face shapes guide is extremely helpful, we know that before you are completely certain on your purchase, you need to try your glasses on in the comfort of your own home. This is why we offer a try before you buy service that makes this process simple. You can order up to four pairs of glasses and/or sunglasses free of charge, for you to try on before you commit to purchasing them. 


Although it would be great if money were no object, we all have to think about the price of an item before we commit to purchasing it. But buying cheap often means buying twice, and you don’t want to sacrifice on quality only to cost yourself more in the long run. 

At Arlo Wolf we offer a discount when you buy multiple pairs of glasses, with £15 off your second pair and £30 off your third pair. This means you get multiple sunglasses styles or kit yourself out with new optical glasses at the same time and cut on the cost! Check out our women’s glasses and men’s glasses now.

Return Policy

No one wants buyers’ remorse. When buying sunglasses online, it is always worth checking the returns policy. We offer a 30 day no quibble return policy, meaning that although we are confident you’ll love our products, you can be safe in the knowledge that you can return any glasses bought from us.     

Ready to start shopping?

We’re not surprised if you’re ready to pick out the perfect pair of sunglasses! Shop our full range of sunglasses for women and sunglasses for men now.