Whether choosing standard sunglasses or prescription protecting your eyes from UV rays is the single most important aspect. Sunglasses should block both UVA and UVB rays. Another important consideration is how much coverage the glasses offer. Even if the lenses protect you from UV, if they do not fit well enough to effectively block out unfiltered light from reaching your eyes, they are not performing properly.

We have a good selection of sunglasses for ladies, gents and children on display all year round to try including some sports frames. All of which we can make with your prescription. 

Coloured Lenses

The colour of your sunglasses lenses has a subtle effect on your vision.

Grey, smoke and grey-green tinted lenses are great for bright sunny days and are the most common lens colour you’ll find. They are dark enough to provide sufficient protection from the effects of glare, but are still light enough to ensure that your vision is not impaired. Brown shades work very well to block the blue light that you can experience on a cloudy day through diffused light. They can improve both depth perception and contrast, making them a good all-rounder in changeable weather conditions.

Whether you want prescription or not we can advise you on the options available and offer the best solution to meet your needs.

And don’t forget that children’s eye absorb up to 3 times more UV than adults and with their outdoor lifestyle it is even more important to protect young eyes, so reducing the risk of cataract and macula degeneration in later life.

Contact Lenses

Once we have decided what type of lens suits your prescription and your needs the next stage is to undertake a trial period with the chosen contact lenses. This will give you an idea of what it is like to have contact lenses in your eyes.

If you decide not to go ahead after the trial assessment, no charge will be made apart from that of any necessary initial eye examinations undertaken.

We will teach you how to handle the lenses. This involves inserting and removing the lenses from your eyes and, where required, instructions on how to clean and look after them. Once you are competent and confident with the handling you can start to build up your wearing time gradually.

We will give you a supply of initial diagnostic lenses, usually a ten day supply. In addition we will talk about wearing time schedules and basic pointers and tips towards wearing and caring for your lenses. After this initial diagnostic period you’ll come back in wearing your lenses so that we can asses how things are going and at this stage we can tweak the lenses to obtain optimum performance and assess how you’re doing.

Following this trial period if you decide to proceed with lenses your first supply of lenses will be ordered. Usually this will be a month supply of lenses in daily disposables or three months supply in two weekly or monthly disposables. Normally following the initial trial period we will follow you up after one month, three months and six months, usually more rather than less.