When the sun is shining, we all reach for the sun cream to help protect the exposed parts of our bodies, and much like our skin, the health of our eyes is just as important. Getting a daily dose of Vitamin D has positive effects on our health and wellbeing, although overexposure to UV rays can have a negative impact and has the ability to damage our eyesight. Unsurprisingly, prevention is better than cure and there are certain steps we can take to help protect our eyes from the sun.
Protection All Year-Round
Sunglass lenses aren’t just for summer and it’s not just the sunny days you need to look out for, there is UV light even when it’s cloudy. Considering this, protecting your eyes from UV all year-round is a worthwhile step to take in keeping your eyes healthy.
Don’t Sacrifice Style Over Substance
The cheap, vintage sunglasses that you can’t wait to wear might look great but the chances are they’re not very effective at filtering out the sun’s harmful UV rays. There are plenty of brands out there that are offering quality sunglass lenses in superb styles. You can view our full range of sunglasses and the brands we offer on our website.
Choose the best protection
When selecting your sunglasses, keep an eye out for products that are marked with a UV400 label; this will certify that the sunglasses come with 100% UV protection. You can rest assured that all of the sunglasses we sell have been checked to ensure they offer the best protection possible for your eyes.
As well as selecting the frames that look great, you also want to be mindful of the sunglasses that will suit your lifestyle and your surroundings. Polarised lenses are useful at reflecting glare, making them ideal for use whilst driving. Whereas, mirrored lenses significantly decrease the amount of light entering the eye, which is perfect for watersports, skiing and snowboarding.
If you are required to regularly wear spectacles, you can still have quality sunglasses. The majority of the sunglasses we offer can be tailored to your prescription with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. You can find more information on lenses, the type that would suit you best and customising them to match your prescription here.
Despite wearing certified, 100% UV protection sunglasses, you should still refrain from staring directly at the sun. Even when wearing sunglasses, staring at the sun can cause everlasting damage to your eyes.
At Reynolds & Slater Opticians, the health of your eyes is important to us and we are here to help with all of your sunglass lens requirements. If you are unsure which lenses would suit your lifestyle best or you want to find out about the brands and styles of sunglasses we stock, we are more than happy to help. Let us help to ensure that your eyes receive the best possible protection. To find out more, get in touch with Reynolds & Slater Opticians.