Your vision is precious so protect your eyes from the sun

We protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun however we often neglect our eyes. Ultraviolet radiation can cause adverse effects to your eyes. Studies have suggested that prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause increased risk of macular degeneration of the retina (AMD ), cataract of the intraocular lens, corneal damage and ocular adnexal (conjunctival or eyelid ) melanomas.

Your Optometrist can advise which type of sunglasses to protect your eyes for sports or social needs. Children in particular are extremely sensitive and without protection are all the more susceptible to long term damage. The eyes of a child under the age of ten transmit over 75% of UV radiation compared to 10% in adults over the age of 25. We advise the use of sunglasses for the protection of children’s vulnerable eyes. There are many different types available with 100% U.V. which can be polarised in prescription format.

Whether it is for driving, golf, sailing, biking or running, there are a multitude of different lens types that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection which are available in your prescription. Optique offers an extensive range of sports sunglasses most notably Oakley, Maui Jim, Adidas, Bollé, and Vuarnet. Polarised lenses (also in prescription ) eliminate glare and enhance contrast and depth of vision.

Owned by Optometrist Elaine O’Sullivan, F.A.O.I., Optique Opticians is located next to Dunnes on Level One Briarhill Shopping Centre, Ballybrit, Galway. The state of the art opticians provides free parking and is wheelchair accessible. Optique offers an amazing range of designer and lower cost fashion glasses and sunglasses. Optique offers discounts to company employees and sports club members.

Optique Opticians, Level One, Briarhill Shopping Centre, Ballybrit, Galway

Tel: 091 386669 Book your appointment on line www.optique.ie

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