28 May Choosing the right lens really matters
Lenses with full UVA and UVB protection will filter out the invisible ultraviolet radiation that can cause everything from sunburnt corneas to cataracts and cancer. All our sunglasses come with UV protection to the highest British and European standard and the UK’s UV400 and BSEN1836 marks also confirm lenses are fit for purpose. Sunglasses lenses come in many forms, each offering different benefits. Polarising lenses and anti-reflective coatings reduce glare from water, making them ideal for water sport enthusiasts. A wide range of lens materials are available, some of which are lightweight yet virtually shatter-proof, while photochromic lenses automatically adjust their tint depending on light levels.
Always ensure sunglasses completely cover your eyes, otherwise they won’t provide full UV protection. We’ll be happy to recommend frames that suit your facial shape and lifestyle requirements.
Did you know? Sunglasses owe much of their early popularity to Hollywood. Powerful studio lights caused red eyes among cast and crew, and sunglasses hid all the damage as well as providing celebrities welcome anonymity