We offer a wide selection of high quality sunglasses for all the family. All of our sunglasses meet European UV protection standards. We recommend that you wear sunglasses any time your eyes are exposed to UV light, whatever your age. Sun light encourages premature aging of eyes and can increase the long-term risk of developing conditions such as cataracts. It’s even more important to protect children’s eyes as they are still developing.
Whatever your prescription, it is important to protect the eyes against excessive ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Protection is needed to avoid reflected light from sand and snow or if you spend long periods out of doors, particularly in the summer. Prescription sunglasses can be made with single-vision, bifocal or varifocal designs to offer the same standard of protection as non-prescription sunglasses.
Photochromic lenses are lenses that change colour according to light conditions. When exposed to sunlight they darken quickly to eliminate glare and to protect the eyes against UV. These lenses are generally nearly clear when it is dark.
Those considering using photochromic lenses and/or tinted lenses need to consider their usage, particularly for activities in low light conditions where vision is critical, such as driving at night.
Several factors should be considered: