Protect your eyes in style and leave our practice with a sunshine guarantee

RB Sun 420x240pxWhat’s the best way to feel good and appear sophisticated? Think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffanys” or Will Smith in “Men in Black”. Yes – you guessed correctly – sunglasses instantly give you the feel good factor. No need for expensive skin creams or diets that don’t work. Just put on a pair of lovely sunglasses and instantly feel glamorous and refined!

We have a range of select sunglasses including the iconic and timeless Ray-Bans as well as collections from top designers such as Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.

The majority of sunnies we supply at our practice can have your prescription lenses fitted to them. We also offer polarised lenses to filter out reflected glare and photochromic lenses which darken according to the light levels they are exposed to. We also ensure that every client has their sunglasses adjusted to fit correctly.

UV Protection

When the sun makes an appearance you reach for the sun cream to protect your skin. But did you know the sun can also have negative effects on your vision?

The sun radiates 3 types of ultraviolet rays – UVA, UVB and UVC – and UVA and UVB rays can have both short and long term effects on your vision if your eyes are not protected.

A short term condition that you are at risk of developing in the sun is photokeratitis. This is essentially sunburn of the eyes and most commonly occurs when they’re exposed to intense sun for a short period of time. Photokeratitis can cause extreme pain and discomfort as well as temporary vision loss.

Macular degeneration (MD) is a long term problem that occurs as a result of UV exposure. The condition affects central vision and depending on which type of macular degeneration you have – wet or dry – the speed at which you lose your vision will vary.

Cataracts are another long term effect of sun exposure, this time causing damage to the lens of the eye which becomes cloudy.

 “The best way to ensure that your eyes are protected from UV rays is to wear sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection. These filter all harmful UV rays, allowing you to enjoy the sun safely.”

Jabir Asaria – Partner and self – confessed sunglass addict

 Sunshine Guarantee

The Vision Clinic is unique. It is the only Opticians in the world that offers a sunshine guarantee with each sunglass that you buy… ask in store for details!

For more information about the sunglasses we supply, or to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to get in touch below.