All of our sunglasses (with or without your prescription) are guaranteed to fully protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
When buying sunglasses it is important not just to choose a pair that you look good wearing, but have good quality lenses too. This will ensure you do not get headaches due to the distortions often found in very cheap lenses, or let in UV rays.
We have a spectrometer in each practice which can test your sunglasses to ensure they are up to CE standard.
You will be able to choose from a wide range of custom-made, prescription or non-prescription sunglasses from a range of manufacturers in standard, full UV tints and polarised versions. Our stock changes regularly to reflect the latest trends and we keep sunglasses in stock all year round. We sell a range of designer sunglasses. To see what brands we sell, see our Sunglass Brands page.
These are special lenses that change tint precisely when needed. Photochromic lenses react quickly to every situation, sunlight or shade, indoors or outdoors. They are virtually clear indoors and can rapidly change to a stylish tint outdoors to give protection against harmful glare. They provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB radiation. They are available in a choice of brown, green or grey tints. Made from lightweight plastic, they are much lighter than glass lenses. They are really convenient when going in and outdoors to save you having to swap spectacles with sunglasses. However, they do not work as well inside a car due to the car windows absorbing the rays which activate the lenses.
Because so many sports take place outdoors, it is necessary to ensure that you protect your eyes from sunlight, wind, dust and water and yet at the same time make sure your visual performance is not restricted but enhanced.
If you need any information about these ranges, please feel free to contact us and we will happily demonstrate the relevant features of the different eyewear and advise you according to your sports and prescription requirements. We stock a range of sports sunglasses suitable for prescription lenses. For more information, see our sports sunglasses page.
Don’t forget that children also need to protect their eyes from UV light so we recommend children’s sunglasses. Children’s eyes allow 70% more UV radiation to pass through than adults, resulting in long-term eye complications. Up to 80% of your lifetime exposure to UV occurs before age 18. Children with blue eyes are at greater risk. We stock a range of sunglasses for babies, children and teens. See our children’s eyecare page for more information about children’s eyes.