Believe it or not, just making sure you regularly wear your sunglasses can help keep you looking youthful!  Protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays is just as important as protecting your skin.  And protecting children’s eyes from the sun is even more important – did you know around 80% of UV damage occurs during childhood years?

UV protection helps prevent premature ageing of the eyes (which we know contributes to conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration), and helps protect the thin skin on the eyelids to prevent malignant changes.  Make sure you always wear CE marked sunglasses when you’re outside for any length of time, especially if you can see a shadow on the ground (even if it’s cloudy).

For the very best UV protection, you still can’t beat professionally fitted wraparound sunglasses, whether you need a prescription or not.  We have a huge range of glazeable sunglasses for all shapes and sizes, including little ones!

Vision Care Plan clients now benefit from 25% off all orders of professionally dispensed glasses and sunglasses, along with a host of other benefits!

How sunglasses can make your driving safer

Recent studies have shown that stopping distances dramatically improve in people who wear polarised sunglasses for daytime driving, as they eliminate glare and dazzle making eyesight sharp and comfortable even on bright, sunny days.  

Polarised lenses can also help you see ‘through’ water and reflections, so they’re perfect for fishing and sailing as well as winter sports.  We are proud stockists of Maui Jim polarised sunglasses, which are 100% protective for UVA, UVB and UVC and come with superior coatings and lens clarity to give stunning visual clarity and colour perception.  Pop in and we’ll be happy to let you try them on to see for yourself!

If you’d like any further information just let us know.