0141 339 1720

251 Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow, G12 8UB
(Opposite Hillhead Underground Station)

Prescription Sunglasses

We offer a good choice of sunglasses in stunning styles, many of which can be made to your individual prescription and are produced to the same high standard as our spectacles.

It is extremely important to protect your vision in bright sunlight, not only against glare, but also against the hidden dangers of ultra-violet (UV) rays.

Over exposure to UV light can damage different parts of the eye and the sensitive skin around the eyes. This may lead to cataracts and macula degeneration causing a reduction in vision in later life.

As the prime function of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from exposure to this harmful radiation, we recommend that you choose only good quality sunglasses that block the maximum possible amount of UV rays.

If you already wear spectacles, you can still have quality sunglasses. They can be made to your prescription with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses and can also be made thinner for those high optical prescriptions.

We are aware that different lifestyles and sunlight conditions often call for different types of sunglasses. This is why we are happy to advise and recommend you with the best style and lens options to suit your lifestyle, ensuring your eyes receive the best possible protection.

For example, polarised lenses are effective in combating glare as well as sunlight, for instance, reflections from road surfaces whilst driving and water when doing water activities. Close fitting wrap around styles offer good protection from wind and light from the sides, making them ideal for sports. Also clip over sun clips are available to use on top of your existing spectacles which saves you carrying a separate pair of sunglasses around.

Another option is photochromic lenses. These darken on exposure to bright sunlight, and can help your eyes adjust to frequent changes in light conditions without the need to constantly having to remove your sunglasses whilst still offering 100% UV protection.

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Saturday 24th December 9am - 1pm
Sunday 25th December CLOSED
Monday 26th December CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 29th December 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 30th December 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 31st December 9am - 1pm
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Monday 2nd January CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January CLOSED
Wednesday 4th January Open