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Look Cool Stay Safe

28 April 2016
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Sunglasses are an essential ally on a bright day. The suns rays can cause glare and squinting. Properly tinted lenses provide essential protection against dazzle and harmful light rays.

Sunshine is made up of ultraviolet rays, including UVA and UVB waves.  Any sunglasses sold by us will prevent both categories of ultraviolet light reaching your eyes, where it can damage your retinas, lens and cornea.  We know from research that wearing sunglasses isn't just beneficial for you now, but will also be reducing your risk of blindness later in life.

Six tips to help you choose a new pair of sunglasses:

  • Make sure you can’t see over the frames.
  • They should ideally wrap around at the sides as well, (which is why sunglasses lenses are generally larger than in normal glasses).
  • Shatterproof lenses are recommended for any outdoor sports enthusiasts, while hydrophobic coatings help repel water.
  • Ask us for an anti-reflective coating to the back surface of these lenses, to reduce reflections even when facing away from the sun
  • Polarised lenses can either be prescription or non-prescription, and they are highly recommended for people with active lifestyles.
  • Make sure they look good on. We can offer advice when you’re choosing sunglasses, helping you select the style that’s right for you.

Come and see us at our Gosforth opticians

Conveniently located for Jesmond, Kenton, Tyne Valley, Wideopen and Ponteland. Free on-street parking.

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