Summer Essentials

With the summer months now upon us, it’s safe to say that many of us will be setting off on another holiday to remember. Whether it’s a city break to San Francisco or a relaxing Mediterranean retreat, it’s time to pack those all important specs for maximum protection.

Sunglasses are the must-have accessory of the season and are more than just a fashion statement. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in a good quality pair of sunglasses now.

1. A good, quality pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. UV light, which is invisible to the eye, is present all year long. Short-term exposure can result in discomfort but the long-term effect can cause more serious eye conditions such as cataracts.

2. There are a variety of sunglass lenses, including the following: o Polarised lenses: Great if you have an active outdoor lifestyle or do regular driving. They eliminate glare, enhance colour and contrast whilst protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. o Tinted lenses: These come in differing colours and shades and are great if you’re light-sensitive or whilst driving during bright sunlight. o Transitions: Also known as photochromic lenses react to ultraviolet light, causing the lenses to darken or lighten depending on the environment they are being worn.

3. There’s a shape, style and look for everyone. We have a collection of high quality sunglasses to suite your style and budget.

Xperio is Essilor’s innovative brand for polarised lenses. Xperio lenses represent a real step forward in terms of quality of vision. In addition to providing protection against UVA and UVB rays, Xperio lenses at last give effective protection against the glare caused by reflected sunlight.

Combined with Crizal Sun UV as standard and available in a wide range of designs, Silver Shadow Clean Touch lenses are easier to clean and offer improved UV protection.

For high performance and an elegant or sporty look, choose Silver Shadow CT.

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