Our own research* shows that more than one in three people buying sunglasses don’t always check safety rating of lenses, mistakenly assuming that all lenses come with full UVA and UVB protection. This means that up to 20 million people in the UK could be putting their sight at risk.
* Online survey by Vision Express, 800 members of the public (nationally representative) in 2015 by Principles Research & Strategy
Of course, one of the best and easiest ways to protect your eyes is to have a regular eye test. It’s the most important service we provide and, as well as detecting common eye conditions, can also bring to light other underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure and raised cholesterol.