Sun Protection
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sun protection

Living in the South of Spain, we receive more than our fair share of ultraviolet radiation (UV) light all year round. It is essential not just to protect our skin, but also our eyes.

T-Charge sunglassesUV Radiation appears to contribute to a variety of visual disorders. These include, cataracts, corneal damage and perhaps most importantly, age-related macular degeneration.

UV is not only present on sunny days but is actually present all the time during daylight hours.

We can help and advise you on which sun protection is best for you, your lifestyle and your budget!

“Our customers often wear their prescription sunglasses more than their clear glasses, so it is essential to choose the frame and lens combination that works best for you.”

Joanne Warren – Store manageress

Sun Protection Options

Laveta wooden frames

Dior sunglassesThere is a huge range of options and we can take you through the process of deciding what will work best for you step by step.

Below is a list of choices with a brief description of each, most of which can be made in Single Vision, Varifocal and Bifocals. Just click the links to read more.

Please come and see us for a fuller description and to see our choice of sunglasses and the lenses available to protect your eyes

SunglassesWe pride ourselves on our range of sunglasses which are suitable for prescription lenses.

Designer brands include Dior, Police, Ana Hickman, Halley & Son and Brendel.

Our latest range of beautiful Laveta Wooden Sunglasses handmade in Andalusia are also now in stock. Optical frames may also be used successfully.

Lenses may be fully tinted, or graduated. Or maybe a mirror finish? Anti-reflection coating and polarized offer increased comfort and of course, all offer full UV protection.

Photosensitive lensesThese photo-chromatic lenses darken when exposed to UV light. They block 100% of UV light.

The last few years has seen a large advance in the technology used to make these lenses and there are now several options available for you to choose from.

We can advise you whether Standard Photosensitive, Xtra-active, Drivewear, or Vantage (polarized) are best suited to your needs. Most of these are available in Single Vision, Varifocals and Bifocals.

Cocoons & Solar ShieldsThese over-glasses can be worn over your prescription eyewear and as the name suggest, cocoon your eyes from the damaging effects of UV light.

They come in a range of sizes and colours and are a very effective and economic method of protection.

UV blocking anti-refective coatingOnly developed in the last few years, these coatings prevent UV light bouncing off the back of the lens and into your eyes.

They may be used in conjunction with Clear, Photo-sensitive or Tinted sunglass lenses.

A few of our clients actively dislike wearing any form of tinted Sunglasses.

We can add UV blocking filters to clear lenses or recommend a lens material which actually blocks UV light passing through.

Download your free voucher

Book your first appointment here and receive a €25 discount voucher. This can be redeemed on any purchase of glasses or sunglasses over the value of €100.

Just click the button below and send us an email with your preferred appointment date and time. We will get straight back to you to confirm.

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