- Cool Pilot Aviator Style
- UV Protected Lenses BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013
- Metal Frame
- Gradient Lens Filter Category 3
- Scratch-resistant acrylic lenses
- Available in +1.0 to +4.0 strengths in .25 increments
- Available in Black and Gold
- Tested to BS EN 14139:2010
These Black Aviator Bifocal Sunglasses have gradient lenses that are tinted from the top down, so that the top of the lens is darkest. These lenses are 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 book clearly. The grey tint reduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal colour recognition. They come in a sturdy metal black frame but are also available in gold by clicking here. The same frame is used for our full lens Sun Readers. They too are available in black and gold and if bifocal glasses are not for you, you can find the Sun Reader version of this frame here.
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.