Over-exposure to UV light can damage your eyes as well as your skin. It may lead to cataracts and can prematurely age your retina, causing reduced vision in later life.
It’s therefore essential to choose sunglasses that are not only stylish, but have optical quality lenses and a UV filter.
If you already wear glasses, you can still wear quality sunglasses. We stock lots of designer brands – from Maui Jim to Ray Ban – which can be made up to your individual prescription. They can carry single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. They are also available with photochromic lenses, which have a light tint indoors, yet darken in sunlight. Modern photochromic sunglasses are comfortable to wear because they are made with fast-reacting, lightweight plastic lenses.
Styles of sunglasses
Specific situations sometimes call for specific styles of sunglasses. If you do a lot of driving, or are keen on sports such as golf, cycling or watersports, there are particular frames and lenses which would help you see clearer in sunlight.
“Each year I have a very thorough eye examination with full explanation throughout. When my prescription had slightly changed there was no pressure to purchase new glasses. I am very pleased with the high standard and professionalism of this optician.”