Your eyes are susceptible to sunburn too, make sure you protect them

 

Memory OpticiansHarmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause damage to your vision. It is vital that you protect your eyes in the same way you would protect your skin.

UVA and UVB radiation can affect your short and long term vision. Natural sunlight is the obvious cause of UV radiation but reflections in snow and water as well as tanning beds and laser machinery can all cause the same type of damage.

Extensive exposure to UV radiation can cause irreversible damage to your retina and can contribute to eye diseases. Short term exposure to sunlight can cause photokeratitis. This is sun burn of the eye and will feel gritty and extremely uncomfortable.

It’s not possible to tell just how much damage exposure to UV radiation can cause, however, high quality sunglasses will ensure that your eyes are constantly protected. Even wearing contact lenses that have UV protection won’t be enough to prevent UV rays from reaching your eyes.

Protective sunglasses should block out 99-100% of UV radiation and 75-90% of light. Our wide range of designer sunglasses does just that.

As well as protecting your vision against harmful UV radiation, we know just how important it is to look great in your sunglasses. Our specially selected ranges offer a variety of unique designs and colours for you to choose from.

Our brands include Bollé, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Maui Jim, Oakley, Paul Smith and RayBan.

As specialists in sunglasses and UV protection, our knowledgeable team will help you to find the sunglasses that best suit your style and protect your vision. They’ll measure your eyes and ensure that the sunglasses fit properly.

The practice team will also be happy to answer any questions you have about UV radiation and the sunglasses that we offer.