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Here comes the sun! Are your eyes ready?

Just as the first blossoms are a marker that Spring is on its way, the first sign of summer is sunglasses, appearing on faces everywhere!

While we certainly want to look and feel good in them, sunglasses are much more than fashion accessories – they are vital to keep your eyes healthy and protected from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

We are all familiar with the danger of sun damage to our skin, and slather our children and ourselves in sun lotion for protection – but did you know those same UV rays can also cause irreversible damage to our eyes?

UV radiation can lead to cataracts and in some cases, photokeratitis – a painful, temporary eye condition caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays, sometimes compared to a sunburn, but affecting your corneas rather than your skin. Long-term exposure to violet and blue portions of the solar spectrum can also increase the risk of macular degeneration too.

Wearing sunglasses will also cut your risk of developing skin cancer in the sensitive eye area, which is far harder to protect with sun lotion, as well as making it far more comfortable to be outside during the summer months.

However, if you already wear prescription glasses, it needn’t be much more complicated to get a pair of sunglasses with prescription lenses – just call or pop in.

Wessex Optical has practices at key locations across Hampshire and Dorset – Bournemouth Wallisdown, New Milton, Weymouth, Wimborne, Lymington (coming soon) and newly opened Romsey.

Our experienced Optometrists can get you tested and fitted for sunglasses as well regular glasses, ensuring you have clear vision and the right protection too. 

So why not make an appointment in one of our friendly, welcoming practices now, so you’re ready to enjoy the sunshine – whenever it appears!

Contact us at Boots Opticians – 

Wallisdown – 01202 515024

New Milton – 01425 629827

Weymouth – 01305 750 936

Wimborne – 01202 887081

Romsey – 01794 513258

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