We are pleased to update you, that from Monday 12 April we will be resuming normal opening hours, including Sundays.

Please be assured, we will still be taking all the necessary precautions to keep our practice Covid safe for all our patients and staff.

Sunglasses – Not Just a Fashion Statement!

Summer’s nearly here (hooray!), and the sunny weather means we all get to look a little bit cooler with a stylish pair of shades. But did you know that sunglasses are so much more than just a fashion accessory?

Many people don’t know that your eyes are just as sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays as your skin – and sunglasses act as SPF for your eyes. Let’s explore why a good pair of sunnies is the perfect blend of function and style.

What’s The Problem with UV?

UV is a form of invisible radiation emitted by the sun. Long-term UV exposure can contribute to conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. These conditions develop over a long time and often have few symptoms in their early stages. UV exposure can also cause photokeratitis, which is like sunburn of the eyes (eek!).

Be Sun-Safe, Look Great

A high-quality pair of sunglasses filters out the sun’s harmful UV rays and with a polarised coating too, can cut out glare, keeping your eyes safe and protected. It’s a good idea to wear your shades all year round, as UV radiation is present even on cloudy days. Choose a pair with a filter providing 99-100% UVA/B protection.

Sunglasses for UVA/B protection

Just because sunglasses serve a clinical purpose, doesn’t mean they can’t also be stylish. We stock a wide range of 100% UV protection designer sunglasses, which we can make up with or without prescription. Choose from top designers including Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, Prada and others – to make sure that your next pair ticks the boxes for clinical and style excellence.

Got A Mini-Me?

Children’s eyes are still developing, making them more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. This means that they need some extra protection – and our opticians in Staines are here to provide just that. As with adults’ shades, there’s no need to choose between style and quality. We have an excellent range of super-cool high-quality children’s sunglasses with full UV protection.

Sunglasses for Kids

Get Protected For Summer

Visit us in store to view our latest range of designer sunglasses and designer prescription sunglasses and get protected in time for summer. Pop in to browse, or book an appointment to make sure your prescription is up to date.