From serious sports-people to beach browsers – we’ve got quality eye protection to suit everyone
Having a quality pair of sunglasses is no longer a simple matter of fashion. The harmful UV rays found in sunlight are believed to be a factor in a number of eye diseases. Protecting your eyes from UV light may delay the onset of conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts, meaning you can enjoy quality vision for longer.
Don’t think your sunglasses only need to come out for holidays. We get plenty of UV light in the UK and it’s intensified if it’s reflected off water or snow. We’re delighted to be able to prescribe quality prescription sunglasses for a lot of local sailors and golfers, ensuring they have superb eye protection suited to their sport.
“Our favourite brand of sunglasses is Maui Jim. They use polarized lenses to offer exceptional protection from UV light but without obliterating the colours and detail of the world around us. The prescription range includes varifocals and there are styles suited to everyone – whether you’re a serious sailor or just want to relax by the sea with a book.”Chris Bick, Dispensing Optician
Whether you’re looking for a branded name or simply to put some tinted lenses in a standard frame, there are plenty of options to allow you to create the perfect sunglasses for you. We’ll offer you the same level of advice and support as we do for all of our glasses, so you understand what the options are and get great looking, great fitting sunglasses.
We have a range of coloured tints for you to choose from and you can decide how dark you want your lenses to be. Polarized lenses offer additional protection from glare which is particularly useful for driving, sailing or skiing. Your sunglasses reduce eye fatigue and let you enjoy your day in increased comfort.
We also fit the latest photochromic lenses which change colour to suit the conditions, staying clear inside but turning tinted in sunshine. The Transitions brand lenses we recommend respond quickly to changing light and are available as bifocals and varifocals, in both brown and grey tints.
It’s not just sunglasses which can need prescription lenses. We can also fit personalised lenses to sportswear such as swimming and ski goggles.
Drop in to find out what we could do for you or Call for an appointment on 02392 550723 (Lee on Solent) or 01329 832706 (Wickham).