Specsavers in Crawley is promoting the importance of sun protection for the eyes this summer.

Why it is important
We all know we need to care for our skin in the summer, but often forget about our eyes.  The team at Specsavers in Crawley is keen to remind its customers that UV rays can cause painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye and in extreme circumstances this can lead to cancer of the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness.

What to look out for when choosing your sunnies!
In the Crawley store, you will see that all sunglasses have a CE kite mark and offer 99-100 per cent UV protection which is indicated on labelling with the mark UV-400. The team are keen to express that the price, darkness and tint of the sunglasses do not necessarily have a bearing on the strength of the protection offered and that labels should always be checked. When next in store, take a look at the fantastic range and a colleague will be more than happy to explain the benefits their sunglasses can offer.

Travelling abroad?  
If you are going on holiday and have prescription sunglasses, the team suggests that you take your prescription with you. If your sunglasses break, you should be able to use this to purchase a new pair abroad.
Lastly, if you want to avoid having more than one pair of prescription glasses with you, consider investing in photochromic lenses that adapt to light changes and darken in bright light.  

Now available at Specsavers Crawley is a great selection of protective UV eye wear for everyone. From 70s retro specs, kids frames, military chic to classic Hollywood cats eyes, Crawley is home to the latest fashions.

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