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Good Sunglasses: A Health Necessity, A Fashion Must!
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Over-exposure to UV light can damage your eyes as well as your skin. It may affect the lens inside your eye, leading to cataracts, and may prematurely age your retina. Both these conditions can cause significantly reduced vision in later life.
It is particularly important to protect young eyes against the harmful effects of UV light as children are more susceptible to visual damage. Fortunately optical quality sunglasses from Specs Network opticians offer excellent protection against the UV risk. Wrap-around frames are often recommended because they reduce the amount of light reaching the eye.
Prescription sunglasses are available with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. They can also be made with photochromic lenses which have a light tint indoors yet darken in sunlight.
No matter what your sunglasses requirements, your Specs Network optician will be able to help you. Find your nearest SPECS network optician.
Sun and UV Protection
Wearing sunglasses and a broad brimmed hat or cap helps to protect your eyes – and when choosing sunglasses, always buy from a reputable seller. Make sure your and your kids’ sunnies carry a European CE mark or British Standard BSEN 1836:2005 to ensure good quality lenses.
Lenses with insufficient UV protection can actually be more harmful than not wearing sunglasses at all. Around 80 per cent of damage from UV and blue light occurs before the age of 18, so it’s important children also wear hats and sunglasses. And don’t forget to protect your eyes with safety specs when you’re gardening or carrying out DIY or setting off fireworks!