With summer fast approaching, you’ll be thinking of all the best ways to make the most of the good weather. Whether that’s at a music festival, on a holiday, or even at a barbecue with your friends and family, you’ll definitely be spending more time outdoors than you would in the winter. And that means that you’ll need to think about protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Yes, we know it’s boring to read yet another article on how dangerous the sun can be, but the reason so many people tell you, is because it really can be hazardous to your health.
We all know we should be slapping on the sunscreen to protect our skin from cancers caused by UV rays, but what about our eyes?
It may seem strange, but the sun can cause just as much damage to your eyes as it can to your skin, leading to cataracts developing, macular degeneration, and even cancer of the skin around the eyes. In fact, your eyes are even at risk of sunburn which can be extremely uncomfortable.
Fortunately, it’s really simple to protect your eyes from UV rays with a pair of good quality sunglasses. And at Eye Emporium we can help you to pick a protective pair of shades that will also complement your own individual style. It’s actually one of the more fun ways of keeping safe in the sun!
We stock a huge array of sunglass frames, with big designer brands like Cazal, Ray-Ban and Tom Ford, as well as a collection of unbranded frames. You can be sure that each and every pair of sunglasses we provide will keep your eyes protected from UV light and blue light which both cause damage. Although you may be able to find lots of fashionable frames on the high street, the majority of these won’t offer you the proper protection your eyes need, so please be careful when purchasing any new sunglasses.
If you’re unsure of the protection provided by a new pair of sunglasses you’ve purchased, or even your old favourites, just bring them in to your local Eye Emporium branch and we’ll check them for you for free.
For more information on protecting your eyes, to learn more about the brands we stock, or to book your next eye examination, just call our friendly experts at Eye Emporium on 0800 020 9202.