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Eyewear should be functional and fashionable. All of our frames are chosen for their cutting edge style with your prescription in mind. Each frame is hand selected for its workmanship, optical stability and aesthetic beauty. Our mission is to make you see well and look good and we take that job seriously.
We carry a large variety of eyewear collections in a range of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic. Change your eyewear to suit your moods and style from business to casual and sports to evening wear. Your eyewear should complete your wardrobe and overall image.
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UV or Ultra Violet rays are invisible and cause sunburn and damage to delicate structures in the eye over time. UV radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum emitted by the sun. UVC rays (wavelengths of 100 - 280nm) are absorbed by the atmospheric ozone whereas most radiation in the UVA range (315 - 400nm) and about 10% of UVB rays (280 - 315nm) reach the earth.
UVA can penetrate to the retina at the back of the eye and cause degeneration.
UVB gets absorbed by the front of the eye (the cornea and lens) and causes ageing and degeneration in the front of the eye. The eyelids are also very sensitive to UV damage. Exposure can cause welder's flash (photokeratitis or arc eye) and may lead to cataracts, pterygium and pinguecula formation.
A hat will reduce UV exposure by about 50%. Most prescription spectacles, contact lenses and lens implants absorb a large amount of UV even if the lenses are clear.
When buying sunglasses, ensure that they block all rays less than the 400nm wavelength.
Various tints perform better under different conditions such as driving and sporting activities. Polarised lenses work particularly well for fishing or when exposed to large amounts of reflected light from water, tar or snow.
Yellow lenses or blue blockers enhance contrast and help us to see better in high glare and/or dusty/misty conditions where light is scattered, but does very little for night blindness or night driving. In fact, all tints should be avoided for night driving.
Special tints have been developed for specific activities in order to make these activities more fun and safer.
Most people receive 80% of their lifetime exposure to the sun by the age of 18. We often forget that children spend a lot of time outdoors and it is important to introduce hats, sunscreen and sunglasses at an early age.
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