Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissue.
Sunglass frames should fit snugly on your nose and ears without pinching or rubbing. Eyes by Design will professionally adjust your sunglasses for optimum fit at no cost when purchasing your sunglasses and at future dates if they fall out of alignment.
Did You Know?
UV radiation increases your odds of getting cataracts, which cloud the eye’s lens and lead to diminished eyesight. It has also been linked to the development of age related macular degeneration.
Other UV-related eye problems are pterygia and pinguecula.
Sunglasses are especially important for children. UV eye damage is cumulative over a lifetime, so make wearing sunglasses a habit early in life. What’s more, children’s eyes are still developing, making them especially vulnerable to the effects of the sun.
Choose The Right Sunnies
Since wearing sunglasses is such an important part of eye health, consult an experienced eye care practitioner to ensure you are wearing the right sunglasses for you.
Eye care experts agree that price isn’t a measure of UV protection though very inexpensive sunglasses are likely to contain lenses that are stamped out of a mould rather than ground and polished, and that can affect optical quality.
Consistency is a concern with lower-priced glasses. You might find one pair that offers great clarity and another that’s the very same brand and model but highly distorted.
At Eyes by Design we have a large range of well-made sunglasses to suit all applications and budgets.
Many people will benefit from prescription sunglasses because blur will effectively disperse light and can increase glare symptoms. An eye examination with our optometrist, Nicholas Altuneg, can be made to determine the possible benefits of prescription sunglasses for you.
Prescription sunglass lenses can be fitted to any of our optical frames and to most of our sunglass frames.
Most of our prescription lenses are specially ground and manufactured in Australia, by Australians using high clarity and low distortion lens materials. This ensures the best vision for you with a quick turnaround time.
You may be able to claim a tax deduction for your sunglasses if you work outside. To check whether this applies to you visit the Australian Tax Office website.