For the past few weeks the sun has been shining, temperatures have soared beyond 30 degrees, people have entered our practice with glistening suntans and the local park has been teeming with sun worshippers.
When that big bright orb appears in the sky, you’re going to need to be prepared – enter sunglasses, which are vital to protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Many people will choose the cheapest pair of sunglasses they can find and hope for the best, but in our professional opinion that won’t do.
To help you find the perfect pair, here are three things you should know about purchasing great sunglasses.
Some people look exceptional in a pair of aviators, others look spiffy with square frames – but no matter your face shape, we’ve got sunglasses to suit you.
Face shapes broadly fit into four distinct types:
For each of these types, a specific shape of glasses will suit you. Finding the right pair is a trial and error process, but our friendly staff members can help with tried and tested advice.
There’s effectively no point in sunglasses that don’t offer UV protection. It’s like owning a set of matches that don’t light, or a car without an engine.
Almost all sunglasses do, but the level of UV protection offered by sunglasses varies.
Remember – the level of UV protection offered has nothing to do with your sunglasses being clear or opaque.
We offer the minimum British standard of UV protection in all our sunglasses lenses.
So, your sunglasses have great protection from UV light and fit your face shape – but are they stylish enough to be worn on any occasion?
Again, finding the perfect pair will mean sifting through our hand-picked selection of sunglasses, with brands including:
- Maui Jim
Once you’ve found a pair to suit you, they’ll last much longer than this summer.
We hope you found our list helpful. If you’d like to book an eyewear appointment with us, get in touch on 0199 384 4291.
My son Harry was devastated when the school suggested he should have his eyes tested. After asking around we were recommended to Michael Lowe & Partners Opticians. From start to finish the staff and opticians put him at ease and made the experience fun. He loves his glasses and now sees what he has been missing!!!
We would like to thank ALL the staff at Michael Lowe & Partners Opticians for the superb and attentive service that we received on our recent visit to your shop. We have as usual been treated to faultless advice and support.
A big thank you to all the staff at Michael Lowe & Partners Opticians. After years of wearing varifocals and having to put up with distorted and limited vision I finally the vision I have always wanted with the new Varilux lenses that was advised by the dispenser. They are perfect.
A professional but enjoyable experience. The test was thorough, and the options of frames etc to suit are good. Any problems after are quickly and efficiently resolved. The whole process was a pleasure.