Prepare your eyes for the sunny season with these hot tips

Sunglasses on the beach

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.

Fit your face shape

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:

– Heart
– Round
– Oval
– Square

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.

UV protection is a must

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.

Style counts

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
– RayBan
– Oakley

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.