Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

It's not always about the fashion and look of the sunglasses but also about protecting your eyes as best you can. You're more exposed than you think!

1.  UV Protection:

Exposure to invisible UV radiation from the sun is harmful and often irreversible. Did you know that exposire to small amounts of UV radiation over many years can increase your chance of developing a cataract, may cause damage to the retina and can lead to the development of skin cancers around the eye?

2. Skin Cancer:

5% - 10% of Skin Cancer occurs around the eyes. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors - even on overcast days. Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.

3. General Eye Comfort:

The sun's brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision. Find your frame fit - you may need to try on multiple sunglasses to find the one thats right for you. It has to be the right size and shape for your face, provide good coverage and feel comfortable when on. No glasses are any good when they don't fit properly!

4. Dark Adaptation:

Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eye's ability to adapt quickly to night time or indoor light levels. Your pupils can only adapt and adjust in their own time so give them a helping hand woth a great pair of sunglasses.

5. Blue Light Protection (HEV: high energy visible radiation):

Use outdoor lenses that absorb HEV, as accumulated exposure has been associateed with AMD (age-related macular degeneration).

 

We stock a wide range of sunglasses including leading polarised sunglass brand, Maui Jim which blocks 100% of harmful UV, 95% of HEV and reduces glare by 99.9%.

Come in and experience the clolour, clarity and detail for yourself!