Specsavers in Horsham is urging families to care for their eyes this summer.
Why eyes need protecting from the sun's harmful rays
Just like our skin, eyes too can be irritated and damaged by the sun's harmful UV rays. The sun 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.
How sunglasses help
Here are some interesting facts about UV protective eye wear:
- A CE kite mark is a seal of quality. It assures of 99-100 per cent UV protection and is shown as a UV-400 mark
- The darkness and tint of the sunglasses do not necessarily have a bearing on the strength of the protection offered
- Photochromic lenses adapt to light changes and darken in bright light. These are popular those needing a prescription with their sunglasses
Pop into Specsavers Horsham to see the great selection of protective UV eye wear for everyone in the family. From 70s retro specs, military chic to classic Hollywood cats eyes, we are home to the latest fashionable frames.