Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses
Sunglasses are an essential part of everyone’s wardrobe. by early Hollywood stars as a way of remaining anonymous, a well-chosen pair of sunglasses still adds glamour and sophistication to your appearance.
Stylish frames with darkened lenses can make a real fashion statement, but the protective lenses in modern sunglasses also improve visual comfort and reduce the risk of certain eye-related health conditions...
Our high-quality range of sunglasses protects against harmful ultraviolet light, which occurs naturally in daylight and increases in bright sunshine. UV rays can damage corneas (the clear front of the eye) and retinas (the back of the eye), while long-term exposure could contribute to sight-related health conditions like cataracts.
Our sunglasses repel 100 per cent of UVA and UVB rays, whereas cheap decorative sunglasses bought at market stalls or on holiday may not provide proper protection against this invisible danger.
As well as filtering out UV rays, sunglasses improve our ability to see comfortably in bright conditions like driving towards a sunset or relaxing by a pool. It’s easy to be dazzled by sunshine reflecting off wet surfaces, even in winter.
These are some of the lenses and coatings you might want to consider:
Polarising lenses - Also known as anti-glare lenses. These filter out reflections from wet roads, other cars and even those annoying reflections on your own windscreen giving much clearer and safer vision in bright conditions.
Scratch-resistant coatings - Sunglasses often lead a harder life than spectacles. This coating protects them if they’re dropped, or scraped against abrasive objects like keys.
Shatterproof lenses - Ideal for outdoor sports, these lightweight polycarbonate lenses protect our eyes from flying objects as well as UV radiation.
People who spend a lot of time outside might want larger sunglasses for outdoor work, whereas sports and leisure activities lend themselves to a pair of shatterproof lenses.
Choosing frames to suit your facial shape is crucial, ensuring the lenses fully cover your eyes without any gaps UV rays could get around. That’s especially true for children, who often like frames based on style rather than practicality!