The sun can have the same negative effects on your eyes as it does on your skin

Did you know the sun radiates three types of ultraviolet light, two of which can damage the sensitive surface at the back of your eye? Today, owning a pair of sunglasses isn’t just about being fashionable, but about protecting your eye health too.

 Too much UV light reaching the retina at the back of your eye can speed up the development of harmful eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. We highly recommend you wear sunglasses which offer 100% UV protection.

As well as keeping your eye health protected, sunglasses will also keep you safer when driving, helping to reduce glare and reflections, and reduce the discomfort and fatigue of having light in your eyes whilst fishing and sailing, for example.

At Ravi Naru Opticians our sunglasses look great AND offer protection from harmful sun rays. We have a great range of frames – something to suit everyone from the young to the elderly – and we can even apply your prescription to the majority of our products, and add sunglass-tinted lenses to any of our standard frames.

Among the choices of sunglasses available to you at our practice you will find:
  • Various types of lenses
  • Different coloured lenses
  • Polaroid lenses which reduce glare and brightness (particularly useful if you’re spending time near water or skiing)
  • Photochromic lenses which darken depending on the amount of light they’re exposed to