“Protect your eyes with high quality sunglasses in the same way that your protect your skin with sun lotion”

 

As soon as the warm weather hits our shores, we immediately head for the beach or create a makeshift lounging area in the garden. Very few of us think about the effect harmful UV radiation has on our eyes.

We all know that sun lotion is needed to best protect our skin, but did you know that UV rays from the sun and other artificial sources have the same burning affect on our eyes?

It’s important that you protect your eye health with high quality sunglasses. It doesn’t matter whether you are lazing about in the sun or getting ready for a day by the sea; if your eyes are exposed to UV rays over long periods they can become sore, itchy and appear quite red.

These symptoms are all common signs of photokeratitis, better known as sunburn of the eye. This is a short-term effect of UV radiation, but long-term exposure carries greater dangers. Exposure over long periods has been proven to contribute to the formation of cataracts and may cause damage to the retina.

The best way to protect your eyes is by using high quality sunglasses and taking regular breaks away from the light. Your sunglasses should block out 99-100% of UV radiation, screen out 75-90% light, and be free from distortion.

We select all of our sunglass ranges based on their protective qualities as well as style. Our sunglass ranges include Guess, Gant and Sketchers.

Our eye care specialists are always on hand to help you choose the sunglasses that are best suited to you and give you all the information you need to protect your vision against harmful UV rays.