I'm composing this latest edition of the P and A Eyecare Blog on a beautiful evening in March and as it is Mother's Day we decided to spend today as a family enjoying the gorgeous sunshine.
As you can imagine, in a family of opticians the topic of glasses often crops up and today we started talking about how few people have sunglasses. It was a glorious day, 18 degrees, yet less than 1 in 4 drivers we spotted were wearing sunglasses.
Normal exposure to UV light from natural daylight over the years is one of the major contributors to cataract development and also increases the risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Even in Scotland we're exposed to levels of UV that are harmful to our eye health, yet many of us are not in the habit of regularly wearing sunglasses.
We often get told by clients that they don't like wearing sunglasses because the lenses are too dark, or that colours are less vivid and this is a downside to most ordinary cosmetic sunglasses. The answer? Polarised Sunglasses.
Polarised lenses offer the most effective protection against UV and glare, but at the same time they enhance your vision and improve contrast. Even on a dull and cloudy day, when UV exposure is still around, polarised lenses increase clarity and detail, so the world looks brighter.
For more information about polarised lenses, or to view our 2017 collection of sunglasses give us a call or pop into the practice.