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Focusing on Sun Safety

Sunglasses are key to protecting your eyes from sun-related damage and it's never to early too start thinking about them. Too much sun exposure can cause a number of eye-related diseases such as cataracts, Macular Degeneration and eye cancers.

Therefore sunglasses should be worn anytime you are outdoors, particularly under these circumstances:

  • During the summer, when the level of UV radiation is three times higher than during winter
  • When at the beach or in the water;
  • When participating in winter sports, especially at high altitudes;
  • When using medications that can cause sensitivity to light (photosensitivity)

CHILDRENS SUN PROTECTION: What Parents Need to Know

Many parents are careful about spreading sun cream on their children's skin on sunny days, which is rightly so, but what often gets overlooked is damage to young eyes. In fact, eye protection for children is even more vital than adults, due to their intra-ocular lenses being so clear and pupils larger than compared to adults, allowing more light into to the eye. 

Fact: In children, it is estimated that at least 50% of their lifetime sun exposure will have happened by the time they reach 18 years old! 

So there is never a better time to get UV blocking sunglasses for your children. If you want to know more on the matter, ask our Optometrist or Dispensing Optician and they will be more than happy to help.  

Here's a few ways how we can help protect your vision from sun damage...

More than good looks with tinted lenses

Our tinted lenses protect your eyes and provide a high-contrast vision experience even with glare from the sun or diffused light, while providing 100% UVA & UVB protection. Learn more.

Benefits at a glance...

  • Increased contrast perception
  • Ideal whilst  driving, for sports or whilst 
    out 
    about
  • Available with your individual prescription
     
Intelligent Protection with self tinting lenses

As of now, you only need one pair of sunglasses for all light conditions thanks to ColorMatic IQ® Sun. The lenses adjust independently as quick as a flash to all light conditions. Learn more.


Benefits at a glance...

  • 6 stylish lens colours
  • Available with your individual prescription
  • Stylish mirror coatings for a casual look

Polarised Lenses

Polarised lenses provide greater safety and visual comfort outdoors, above all with highly reflective surfaces such as snow or water, by reducing glare. 
Colour and depth perception is improved, along with clarity and contrast of objects. 

Benefits at a glance...

  • Increased safety and comfort in wear when driving, outdoors and during sport
  • Greater contrast, better colours, clearer details
  • Glare-free, relaxed vision without fatigue
  • Healthier vision due to 100% UV protection
  • Attractive tint options

 

All these lenses are available in any frame that is suitable for you, or can be combined with our Wimbledon Sunglasses range! We also stock a wide range of Adidas Sunglasses, ideal for an active lifestyle, tailored to different sports you do. If you are interested in sun protection, contact us  to book an appointment with our Dispensing Optician.