Did you know the sun's UV (ultraviolet) rays can damage your eyes as well as your skin? That’s why it’s so important to protect your eyes by wearing suitable sunglass protection outdoors. But not all sunglasses are the same - always choose a pair with a CE mark on them that guarantees full UV protection. Not only will they shade your eyes against the glare of harsh sunlight, they'll help keep your eyes safe from the hidden risk of UV.
The UV Risk
Over-exposure to UV light can cause inflammation at the front of your eyes and even skin cancers in the delicate tissues around the eyelids. Research also shows that UV damage can lead to long-term problems like cataracts and macular degeneration.
If you wear spectacles you needn't miss out on stylish sunglasses. At Eric Mercer's, we offer a wide range of attractive designs which can be made up to your personal prescription. Our prescription sunglasses are available in all lens types including single vision, varifocals, bifocals and even the latest thinner, lighter lenses. All are guaranteed to block out 100% of harmful UV rays.
Fast-reacting transitions lenses also offer 100% UV protection. Transitions darken in sunlight but stay clear indoors, allowing you to enjoy comfortable vision both indoors and outside. Alternatively, new Transitions XTRActive lenses go darker than standard Transitions - even inside your car. They also maintain a light residual tint indoors. Transitions XTRActive lenses are ideal if you spend a lot of time outdoors and/or do a lot of driving.
Polarized lenses offer extra clarity, improved contrast and enhanced colour perception by eliminating reflected glare. This makes them ideal for driving as well as outdoor activities like cycling, fishing and sailing.
Look Good in Prescription Sunglasses
If you want to look good in attractive optical quality sunglasses, call in and see our expert frame stylist today. She’ll be delighted to explain the different frame and lens options to you and help choose a pair of sunglasses that are just right for you.