- UV Protected Lenses BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013
- Filter Category 2 (General Purpose – Hazy Days)
- Polycarbonate Frame
- Moulded Nosepiece
- Scratch-resistant acrylic lenses
- Available in +1.0 to +4.0 strengths in .25 increments
- Available in Black, Tortoiseshell or Flowered Frames
- Tested to BS EN 14139:2010
A wardrobe essential. With a stunning flowered frame these womens bifocal sunglasses are perfectly shaped for comfortable wear. Tan Gradient Lenses make them great for hazy sunny days. Cat 2 lenses are the most common category to be found in sunglasses, for general use they provide good protection from visible light and from UV rays. This lens will have a tint which allows through less light than category 1 but more light than category 3
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.
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.