Quality sunglass protection
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 that 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.
Sunglass Styling Consultations
If you want to look good in attractive optical quality sunglasses, simply call in or make an appointment to see our expert frame stylist. She’ll be delighted to explain the different frame and lens options to you and help create a sunglass combination that's just right for you.
And for extra sun protection, don't forget to ask about Xperio polarized lenses and Transitions.
Xperio polarized lenses
Xperio polarized lenses are more than just a sun lens. They offer greater protection, comfort and safety than other sunglass lenses. They do this by eliminating reflected glare and enhancing colour and contrast whilst protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.
They're ideal for driving, sports and other outdoor activities like cycling, fishing and sailing. They are also a great option if your eyes are particularly light-sensitive.
Available as prescription lenses, the Xperio polarizing range is available across a wide range of materials and designs, including varifocals and the latest thinner lighter lenses. They also come in a range of stylish colours including grey, brown and grey-green.
Fast-reacting Transitions lenses darken in sunlight but stay clear indoors. That allows you to enjoy comfortable vision both indoors and outdoors, whatever the light conditions.
Transitions also offer 100% protection against harmful UV rays, reducing your risk of developing long-term eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Alternatively, 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 are particularly light-sensitive or spend a lot of time outdoors or driving.
Transitions and Transitions XtraActive can be applied to most lens materials and designs, including varifocals, bifocals and the latest thinner, lighter lenses.
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