- UV Protected Lenses BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013
- Graduated Tint Filter Category 3 (Bright Sunny Days)
- Oversized Butterly Metal Frame
- Scratch-resistant acrylic lenses
- Available in +1.5 to +4.0 strengths in .50 increments
- Available in Black, Gold and Pink
- Tested to BS EN 14139:2010
Inspired by glamour, these Stunning Black Bifocal Sunglasses have it all going on. In a pewter hue frame with black arms you will look stylish whilst being practical. The bifocal lens section at the bottom of the glass gives you magnified vision to your choice of strength whilst the rest of the lens remains unmagnified for your distance viewing. Gradient lenses are tinted from the top down, so that the top of the lens is darkest. These lenses are good for reading, because they shield your eyes from overhead sunlight and allow more light through the bottom half of the lens so you can see your text clearly.
What are my options to prevent UV damage to my eyes?
You must wear sunglasses to prevent damage to your eyes. While some contact lenses provide UV protection, they don’t cover your whole eye, so you still need sunglasses.
Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of UV light.
When do UV rays affect my eyes?
Most people think that they’re at risk only when they’re outside on a sunny day, but UV light can go right through clouds, so it doesn’t matter if the sky is overcast. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 2 pm.
Glare and reflections can give you trouble, so have your sunglasses ready if you’ll be around snow, water or sand, or if you’ll be driving (windshields are a big glare source).
The following put you at additional risk: sunlamps, tanning beds and parlors, photo sensitizing drugs and living at high altitudes or near the equator.