Where to Buy Exclusive sunglasses Online this Spring

Shopping online is the new normal, even more so now than ever before, and honestly, we’re thrilled! We’d take absolutely any excuse to avoid the crowds and the malls, so finding a premium stockist of a huge range of gorgeous, exclusive sunglasses online is an absolute treat. Browse Oculux to your heart’s content and find your perfect Spring sunnies!

Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward styles that get you through your 45-minute commute on the Joburg highways, sunglasses that will hold up to the high-paced lifestyle you maintain of extreme sports and adventure, or Polarised lenses to protect your eyes from the glare on your next fishing expedition, Oculux has lined up 7 of the world’s leading brands for you to explore.

While we wait out the last stretch of winter, before Spring is officially sprung, right now is the perfect time to curl up on your couch and browse the many options on offer from Oculux so that you’re ready to pop on your sunnies the moment you spot the new leaves of Spring creeping up.

Keep reading to get the inside scoop on all the most exclusive brands on offer, why they’re our faves, and a plethora of reasons why we believe Oculux is bound to be your new favourite site!

Ray-Ban

A brand established in 1937, Ray-Ban’s are classic and timeless while still keeping it fresh with new releases of special collections. Best known for the Wayfarer and Aviator styles, Ray-Ban’s were originally developed specifically as aviation sunglasses that reduced the distraction of glare from bright sun among pilots while flying their warplanes. Today everyone from the Hollywood stars to the average Joe can find a style to suit their needs, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Ray-Ban sunglasses have a variety of customization options that cater to your specific needs. Not only will you have a wide variety of styles to choose from, but you’re also able to take it multiple steps further and select your preference when it comes to the material for your frame, the tint to the glass, adding Polarisation, and even choosing the right size for your face. Frame material options include:
  • Titanium
  • Plastic
  • Steel
  • A combination of two or more of the above

Lens tint options include:

Ray-Ban Classic G-15 Lens

This lens absorbs 85% of visible light and blocks out most of the blue light. The green lens provides both improved clarity of vision, as well as excellent colour contrast, which simulates your natural vision – you will hardly know you’re looking through a lens.

Ray-Ban Classic B-15 Lens

This brown lens assures you of the same high-performance qualities as the G-15 above, with some slight differences. Using a brown lens provides greater contrast in low light conditions.

Ray-Ban Gradient Lens

There are two variants available for gradient lenses; crystal or plastic.

If you go for a crystal lens, note that they are tinted on the backside using high vacuum processes.

This enables the adhesion of thin layers of oxides to the lenses, used to achieve smooth colour transitions.

Ray-Ban Chromance Lens

These lenses have been designed using technological DNA and perfectly combine the benefits of polarized light filtering with a striking colour enhancement.

This lens makes everyday colours look extraordinary.

Ray-Ban Mirror Lens

Superheated metal oxides are fused to the lens at the molecular level to achieve a uniform layer that provides a mirror-like reflective quality and reduces glare.

Polarisation:

Look for glasses that indicate a “P” after the brand name on the top left of the left-hand lense. Polarized light can be more easily understood in layman’s terms as ‘light that is reflected’.

These lenses reduce the distracting brightness of shiny surfaces or large bodies of water. The polarization also enhances contrasts and reduces the strain on your eyes by improving visual clarity.

Sizes:

Ray-Ban’s are most popular for their Standard size and about 90% of people fit into this category.

Along with the Standard offering, you can also get your new sunnies in a small or large size so they don’t fall off or give you a headache. The Ray-Ban site has a handy sizing guide here.

If you happen to fall into the category of humans who need a little extra assistance with your eyesight, you can double up your stylish accessories and get a pair of prescription Ray-Ban eyeglasses to pop on the moment you take off your sunnies.

If you’re a fan of the tried and tested, join over 12,000 happy Oculux customers and grab your pair of South Africa’s most popular premium sunglasses brand online today.

Oakley

Founded by Jim Jannard way back in 1975 (in his garage), Jim had no idea at the time that his sunglasses would grow up to be one of the leading brands in the world.

A touching story for any pet lover, the name Oakley originally belonged to his dog, Oakley! Starting off with a $300 budget and an offering of his first products for motocross events, Oakley grew from strength to strength to become the giant it is today.

Having started as a sports eyewear brand, one of Oakley’s bestsellers was launched in 1985 as their first-ever lifestyle offering – the Frogskin. Today, Oakley offers fashion-forward options as well as specific sports-focussed collections, so you can find the pair that best suits your needs.

As a sportsperson, Oakley has tailored their styles to be both attractive and functional. To get the most from your Spring selection, you can choose from any of the following collections:

  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Snow
  • NFL
  • Training
  • Surf
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Baseball

Oakley as a brand strives to reinvent itself. This devotion to creating with leading tech in mind has produced some great results. Some of the existing technology that sets Oakley apart includes technologies like:

  • High Definition Optics
  • Impact Protection
  • Switch Lock
  • True Digital Edge

Lens technology for Oakley sunnies has recently been taken beyond all this to new heights. Along with their standard polarization and photochromatic options comes Prizm technology!

Polarized lenses are now fairly common in all top brands because of their immense popularity and usefulness. In addition to this, Oakley sunnies’ Prizm technology now also allows the option of adding photochromatic lenses, which adjust to suit the amount of light in your surroundings – much like your phone screen brightness can auto-adjust.

Prizm lenses provide automatic light transmission control resulting in colours precisely tuned to maximize contrast and enhance visibility, making this a premium choice for anyone needing the best protection and visibility. Think a cricketer looking for a white ball against a cloudless blue sky, the high contrast and visibility the Prizm lens provides cannot be beaten.

As with all the best brands, Oakley also provides the option to put your prescription eyeglass lenses into the frame of your choice so that you never have to sacrifice your eyewear style goals.

Vogue

When the brand was launched in 1973, it was under the umbrella of big sister, the famous fashion magazine and namesake, Vogue. As an eyewear brand, Vogue aims to reflect the dominant fashion trends of the time in excellent quality pieces for affordable prices.

Focusing on fashion trends means Vogue sunglass selections are tailored to suit emerging markets with local collections. The brand will speak to those of you who have an affinity for fashion, consumers who are style-savvy, and anyone who wants to buy anything Gigi Hadid wears!

While Vogue sunnies offer the expected option of polarising your new lenses, their real appeal lies in their aesthetic. Frames and lenses are available in a wide range of striking, bold, and exciting options.

Their manufacturer, Luxottica, the world’s largest eyewear design, manufacture, and distribution company, is based in Italy. One has to admit, the Italian style is impeccable. It’s no wonder these sunnies are such a favourite.

Vogues sunglasses are made of durable, long-lasting materials so that even with affordable prices, you’re assured of many adventures with your Vogue sunnies. Metal frames are manufactured using high-quality titanium. If you’re opting for a plastic frame style, they are made with premium cellulose acetate for great durability.

Using these materials allows Vogue to do what they do best and spice up their collections with a variety of vibrant colours, offering variety to match every personality.

If you’re looking for some seriously stand-out options for your prescription eyewear, Vogue frames make an excellent everyday style statement.

Arnette

Sun, surf, skate.

That was the world that Arnette was born into in California in 1992 and created the easy-going eyewear brand that speaks to young consumers.

While the collections have evolved over time away from the original surf and skate realms, Arnette today is a global street style brand, favoured by Gen Z’s who are looking for a great fit for their individual styles at affordable prices.

Easily one of the most exciting additions to the Arnette range recently has been the ACES collection. The Arnette Creative Exchange System allows the user to quickly and easily change the arms or part of the arms on the Dibs and the Moolah Sunglasses ranges.

This allows for unrivalled diversity, originality, and a look that can be truly customised to suit you – especially if you change your outfit three times a day and need accessories that can keep up!

Each pair of Arnette sunglasses offers protection from the sun with 100% UV protection, but you can further customise your pair by choosing polarised lenses as well.

Along with the phenomenal build, style, and range of customisations, Arnette is leading the way in the world of sunnies by striving for more sustainable practices in fashion, using materials such as bio-plastic or bio-acetate in their products.

Arnette’s regular styles are made up of 56% material derived from castor oil, and its extra special Bio-Acetate Collection sunnies are all 50-70% made up of renewable raw materials, with lenses made with 39% castor oil-derived material. Responsibility is key, we love to see bands leading the way to sustainable fashion!

Being eco-friendly does nothing to slow down the design, however, and the latest 2021 collections offer both modern and retro styles, rose and midnight-blue tinted lenses, and tortoise-shell and tie-dye textured frames.

Polaroid

Polaroid sunnies are the perfect choice if you’re looking to kit the entire family out in fresh Spring styles.

With ranges catering to men, women, and children Polaroid Eyewear is a worldwide leader in eye-care and optics and a pioneering international eyewear brand that owes its name to the invention that changed the world of technology and optics: polarized lenses.

This is why a lot of people still use the term ‘Polaroid lenses’ when they mean ‘polarised lenses.’ Since the brand was established by Edwin Land in 1937, Polaroid has strengthened its reputation as a leading brand in polarized lenses.

Polarized lenses work by preventing glare from the sun from hitting you directly in the eyes by filtering out light that streams in vertically. These lenses are polarised by having a special chemical applied to them to filter the desired rays of light which creates clearer views through your sunglasses.

With over 80 years of experience in the production of sunglasses, Polaroid has consistently introduced glasses that break the mould and push the boundaries of eyewear tech.

A recent release is a collection absolutely perfect for anyone who considers themselves a water baby – floating sunglasses!

Along with striving for eyewear excellence in every pair, Polaroid as a brand is also committed to playing its part in sustainability, with frames made of bio-based plastics.

Carrera

Carrera, a favourite of style icons like Madonna and Paris Hilton and a brand that has taken over Hollywood, with actors such as Brad Pitt, Gwen Stefani, and Britney Spears all being spotted wearing Carrera sunnies.

Half a century into producing quality eyewear, Carerra is currently one of the world’s favourite eyewear brands. On the journey to get here, beginning in the 1950s, Carrera became extremely popular during the 1970s and 80s.

This popularity skyrocketed when the company started to move away from their original focus on sportswear like ski masks and goggles, and into the arena of sunglasses with the launch of a special collection called CARRERA Porsche Design.

The Carrera tagline is “racing sunglasses” and that should clue you in to whether these might just be the perfect pair to suit your fast-paced lifestyle, whatever kind of track you’re racing on.

Each pair of Carrera eyewear, designed with a retro appeal, is made of high-quality materials and comes in a variety of styles. Known for their multi-layered lenses with gradient colours, their frames offer even more options to suit your personal style requirements. Carrera frames are available in a variety of colours:

  • orange and black
  • white and blue
  • pink and white
  • green and Havana
  • black and yellow
  • and violet and white

Some of the classic favourite models include the Carrera 34, 27, 38, and Champion. These sunnies are designed to be suitable for athletic wear, so they always have a sporty design along with a retro feel.

smith

SMITH was founded in 1965, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Their claim to fame was the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam, cementing the brand as a forerunner in the world of eyewear technology.

As an industry leader with over 50 years of innovation and design experience, SMITH is widely known for pioneering advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance, and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls.

A quick glance over any of the collections by SMITH and it is clear to see that these designs are strongly influenced by the world of global fashion in each pair, with exciting colours available to customise and enrich your SMITHsunnies experience.

SMITH sunglasses and goggles focus on excellence, innovation, performance, and style. It’s what makes SMITH the solid eyewear choice worldwide for anyone seeking to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish, and peak performance outdoor adventures.

As a brand committed to developing designs that are both visually appealing yet high-performing and functional, SMITH leans on its strong heritage, industry expertise, and, most importantly, the input from their team of world-class athletes who provide real-life experience with the products to ensure unparalleled performance.

All SMITH lenses come with their Tapered Light Technology (TLT), which works to correct distortion on the outer edge of the lens and give you the clearest vision possible. The standard SMITH sunglass lens is Carbonic, made of lightweight polycarbonate with no special coatings. The Carbonic also comes as a Polarised option, great for any activity where you need to beat the glare.

SMITH then takes its lens tech a step further, with a proprietary technology called ChromaPop!

ChromaPop is true to its name and makes colours pop by correcting colour confusion to give you the maximum colour and contrast. ChromaPop lenses are made of polycarbonate as with the Carbonic, but in addition come with anti-reflective and hydroleophobic coatings to reduce reflections and repel liquids, including water and oil.

Varieties available in the ChromaPop range are:

 

  • ChromaPop Polarised add a polarised layer to your already popping colours
  • ChromaPop+ uses a lighter and thinner polycarbonate with much better clarity and reduced scratches
  • Techlite PolarChromic lenses are polarised and photochromic, automatically adjusting to being lighter or darker based on the amount of UV light being taken in
  • ChromaPop TechLite combines ChromaPop technology with a glass lens to give you the best clarity, the best colours, and the best experience possible in the most scratch-resistant lens material

What makes Oculux your premium sunglass supplier?

Oculux is here to provide you with the perfect pair of sunnies for your Spring season and in the easiest possible way.

You’ve seen the brands on offer, made your style selection and now you need to partner with the perfect retailer.

Why not go with a brand that ticks all the right boxes?

Hassle-free online shopping, from the comfort of your own home. With all the top brands available, you’ll be spoilt for choice and likely end up with 30 tabs open in your browser while you pick your favourite!

Oculux offers free next-day delivery so that you’re never without your sunnies. Just be sure to get your order in by 1pm and you’ll receive your package overnight in all major centres. Once your order has been packed and ready for the courier to collect you will receive a mail with your waybill from MDS Collivery. They will also send you an update mail each step of the way so that you can keep an eye on your exciting delivery.

Free 30 day returns or exchanges are available on each pair you buy. Great for when you change your mind and go for the Ray-Ban’s instead. Or actually, the Carreras. Or do I want the Polaroid ChromaPop’s after all!? Oculux will assist you for free in sending back your first selection and swapping them out to your heart’s desire.

Authorised resellers of all the top brands and two-year warranties offered directly from the top retailers so that if you happen to have any damage or breakages you’ll be well covered for yet another season of sunshine.

With a phenomenal Price Match Guarantee, Oculux strives to provide the best sunglasses brands at the most affordable prices, so if you do happen to find a lower price from a certified reseller in South Africa, we’ll match it… T’s &C’s apply of course and are available here.

Oculux customer support and service has been tried and tested, garnering excellent ratings on Trustpilot that prove that we have your back time and time again.

Join us and 12 000 happy customers as part of the Oculux family and get your exclusive eyewear online now!