As we all know, the sun in all its glory can be just as dangerous as it’s lovely - and just as important as sun cream and hats and all that is the protection of your eyes!
"The little guide for sensible eye protection"
The first thing to remember is obviously to make sure you’ve got full UV protection. Lenses with UV protection screen out 99.9% of the harmful UV radiation that can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygiums.
The second thing is to protect your eyes from all directions with glasses that provide good coverage for the eyes and temples. When you have a tinted lens in front of your eyes, the pupil relaxes and widens as it knows it’s protected but if the light can seek its way in from the side, the eye is even more vulnerableSo, it’s not just fashionable to wear a large, bold pair of sunglasses – it’s also most sensible!
Check out the wide range of Prescriptable Sunglasses on display at Specsavers. You can also choose a tinted lens with UV filter for your second pair of glasses.
Polarized lenses are great for you who intend to wear your glasses during any water or beach activity as well as skiing, golfing and other sports. Due to their superior glare reduction, these lenses are also great for driving, cycling, walking or skating. These lenses include the 99% screening of UV radiation.
Transition lenses are perfect for you who wants both “two in one” lenses and doesn’t want to change pairs when going in and outside. This is ideal due to its reaction in direct sunlight.
For professional drivers or those who tend to spend a long time behind the wheel, the Drive Wear lens is ideal. It is a polarising transition lens that reacts to varying light conditions both outside and behind the windshield, combining the best of both lenses.
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