National Eye Health Week

This week, 20 – 26 September is National Eye Health Week, promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all. At Focus Medical Eye Centre, we are always very busy promoting the well being of the eyes.

Did you know one in five people say that their eyesight deteriorated during lockdown?

While some habits – such as increased screen time – have stuck over the last 18 months, there are plenty things people can do to help support their eye health going forward.

To mark National Eye Health Week (20-26th September) here are four simple tips that can help protect your vision and keep your eyes in top condition.

 

Book Regular Exams

It may seem like obvious advice but attending regular check-ups with your optician should be your first port of call when it comes to looking after your eyes.

Worryingly, looking at recent research conducted by Optos, we learned that a quarter of adults in the UK have not had an eye exam in the past three years. With a whopping 3.2 million have still never attended an appointment at all.

Many eye diseases, including detached retinas and glaucoma, can be prevented or treated more successfully if detected early. Therefore, booking a regular eye exam can give you the best chance of catching any potential issues and maintaining your eye health.

Corporate Eye Care

Invest in Advanced Imaging

In the UK, there are currently more than one million people living with sight loss that could have been avoided. While booking in to get your eyes tested regularly is the first step to caring for your vision, advanced imaging technology can also help your optician get a clearer picture of your eyes.

Most eye diseases can only be detected by looking at the retina – the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye. A basic eye exam is designed to test your vision but only shows 15% of the retina. With advanced imaging, such as Optomap®, more than 82% of your retina is visible to your optician.

By opting for advanced retinal imaging technology, you will be giving yourself peace of mind that problems, such as retinal detachments and tears, glaucoma, and age-related macula degeneration, will be detected early.

You can ask your optician about Optomap and its benefits when booking in your next eye test.

Get Moving

We all know exercise is good for us, but did you know that it can also have a positive impact on your eye health?

Whether it’s swimming, running or yoga, regular movement can help prevent eye diseases. In particular, cardiovascular exercises that get your heart pumping can lower the pressure in your eyes, while increasing the flow of blood to the optic nerve and retina.

Vision problems can stem from issues such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, so being active could also benefit those who suffer from these conditions. The NHS recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise to keep your body fit and healthy.

Adopt the 20-20-20 Approach

The last 18 months have seen us rely on screens more than ever before. From Zoom calls to more time spent in front of the television, screen use is having a big impact on our eyes.

On average UK adults spent half a day in front of a screen, browsing the internet and watching television.

Extended time in front of devices can cause common eye issues including dryness, itchiness, and strain. The easiest way to prevent and reduce the likelihood of these problems is to introduce the 20-20-20 rule. This means for every 20 minutes of screen time, look away for 20 seconds and focus on something 20 metres away.

After two hours of continuous screen time take a 15-minute rest. Make sure you also stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water during your breaks. Set a timer and try for yourself!

Next steps

If you would like to speak with someone or have a consultation, then please get in touch. Focus Medical Eye Centre are based in Hailsham and work with many customers around the area in East Sussex. We look forward to your call.

 

How to Treat Hay Fever and its Effect on the Eyes

With spring firmly waiting round the corner, we are all looking forward to some warmth and sunshine. However if you are a hay fever sufferer (an allergy to trees, grasses ,weeds and pollen) it could be a nightmare for you as billions of particles are about to be released by flowering trees and grasses. Plus, added to this, research shows that the pollen season is getting longer, by up to 30 days over the year! So instead of starting mid to late March and ending early September, it is now starting in late February and continuing well into October!

In a typical year, the tree pollen season begins first, starting in February and lasting until June. The grass pollen season starts in May and finishes in July. Weeds such as stinging nettles release pollen from June to September. It used to be that there were good allergy years and bad allergy years but now they all tend to be bad. This could possibly be down to climate change and warmer temperatures.

It’s not just in the countryside either…

Increased air pollution may also be to blame. Pollutants found more in cities, including diesel particles, irritate the lining of the airways and make them more sensitive and cause an inflammatory response. Studies have shown people who live in areas of higher pollution are more likely to have more severe nasal symptoms.

The techy stuff!

Particles in the air from trees, grasses, weeds and pollen trigger an allergic reaction in the body. The immune system sees these particles as a threat and make antibodies in response.  These antibodies bind to special cells involved in the immune response called mast cells which are found in various structures in the body including the eye.  During exposure by the pollen, the mast cells release a powerful chemical called histamine in an attempt to rid the body of the threat. This is where the trouble starts, as histamine dilates blood vessels causing fluid to leak which in turn triggers a runny nose, sneezing, red and itchy eyes.

If you know you suffer from hay fever, you can take action in advance. Corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Nasonex or Flonase are available over the counter and can be used 2 weeks before usual symptoms start. They work by reducing local inflammation but it can take a little while for them to take effect. Oral antihistamine tablets work well and are widely available, and creams containing antihistamine can help skin rashes and itchy skin.  However, all of these preparations are often ineffective in treating red itchy eyes due to the low concentration actually reaching the eye.

How you can help yourself

  • Pollen levels in the air tend to be highest in the morning because they have risen throughout the night; and again at around 5pm because many plants release their pollen later in the day. Try not to sit outside in the late afternoon.
  • Keep windows closed at these times to reduce the amount of pollen that manages to get into your home.
  • Watch the weather forecast. Rain can either raise pollen levels or reduce them, depending on the type of rain. Heavy droplets may break pollen grains into smaller particles, increasing the problem, but gentle rain absorbs pollen and brings it down to the ground where it can do no harm.
  • High pollen levels are more likely on a hot, sunny day with little wind, because pollen grains stay airborne for longer then. So take extra precautions on bad days, such as wearing wrap-around sunglasses to stop pollen affecting the eyes.
  • Keep eye glasses on whenever you go outside during the pollen season.
  • Keep car windows closed and use the air conditioning on the “recycle air” setting.
  • Don’t hang your washing out in the fresh air – try and tumble dry to so you don’t find pollen has attached itself to your clothing. Especially your bedding!
  • If you know you always get hay fever symptoms at a certain time of year, start using them in the two weeks running up to that time. Keep an eye on when your symptoms start one year and adjust the timing accordingly.

Treatment for the eyes

If nasal sprays and oral antihistamines are ineffective for your itchy red eyes there are 2 main eye drops that can be used.

The first eye drop is a mast cell stabiliser containing sodium cromoglycate such as Opticrom. This works by stopping the mast cells releasing histamine and as such is useful for regular hay fever sufferers just before symptoms start.

The second is an antihistamine eye drop such as Otrivine which tackles the histamine after it’s been released. These drops work well in the short term but regular sufferers may also need to use a mast cell stabiliser in conjunction. Newer prescription only drops are available from Focus Medical Eye Centre which are dual acting combining the mast cell stabiliser and antihistamine in one.

Please speak to our team about assessment and treatment via our Minor Eye Conditions clinic. This is a free NHS run service for patients registered with a local GP for any minor eye complaint including red eye.

Orthokeratology, Ortho-K Lenses

How it Can Help Short-Sightedness

If you suffer from short-sightedness, and not a fan of wearing glasses; you might feel that there are only two options available to you. Whilst contact lenses and laser eye surgery are very popular and are viable solutions for you, you might not know there is in fact a third option – Orthokeratology from Eyedream. If you suffer from short-sightedness and are looking for a non-invasive way of ditching your specs during the day, we think Orthokeratology might be for you.

This process is also known as Overnight Vision Protection. It involves wearing custom lenses whilst you sleep that help to correct your vision. Whilst this might sound quite miraculous, EyeDream Orthokeratology is safe and effective. It has already transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world.

orthokeratology short-sightedness

Additionally, as this is such a simple process; using Ortho-K lenses should be able to easily fit into your daily routine.

Whilst this is an incredibly popular treatment, Orthokeratology is only specifically for people who suffer from mild to moderate short-sightedness.

How Does Orthokeratology Work?

Orthokeratology is a really simple process. When you put in the Ortho-K Eyedream lenses in overnight, the lenses gently reshape the curvature of your eyes. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll find that you’ll have perfect vision.

This process is non-invasive and means that you can enjoy your day without glasses or contact lenses getting in the way. It would be perfect for people who have a more active lifestyle.

Great for Children!

Along with the clear benefits of wearing Ortho-K lenses, it has been shown that they also help to reduce the progression of Myopia in children and adults.

Ortho-k is fantastic for children, giving them the freedom to enjoy a life without limitations. Numerous studies have also shown that ortho-k can dramatically slow or even stop the progression of short-sightedness. Subsequently they can reduce the risk of developing associated problems, such as glaucoma, once in adulthood.

Parents are often faced with fees for replacement framesfor the many possible accidents . Because a child only wears ortho-k lenses when they are indoors and in bed, there is far less likelihood of damage and loss. Parents are free of worry and added expense and children can get on with enjoying their childhood.

What to Find out more about Orthokeratology?

If you’re interested in finding out more about Orthokeratology lenses for short-sightedness, then please get in touch with Focus Medical Eye Centre and book an appointment. As an optician in Hailsham, we have many patients around East Sussex, from Polegate, Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Horam, and Heathfield.

We can offer advice on whether Ortho-K lenses would be right for your eyes. To book an appointment you can call 01323 442 062 or using the Mysight App on your smartphone.

Eco Conscious Frames

We are very excited to introduce the new Eco Conscious frames from Eyespace. With biodegradable demo lenses and no plastic packaging, they are the ultimate, environmentally friendly frame of choice.

This fashionable, bold and naturally colourful collection of bio-based acetate frames are not to be missed. They are especially ideal spectacles for this time of year as well! The colours are mostly all soft muted shades of autumn which are just lovely; except for a few that are vibrant and quite stunning!

One aspect of Eco Conscious is that they are partnered with the “one tree planted” charity, helping to fight deforestation and protect our planet against climate change. This is an amazing charity that is doing some incredible work.

Gallery

Here are some of the images we have taken of the frames we have in stock. They are all such pretty colours – please click on them to enlarge each image:

Interested in Eco Conscious Frames?

If you would like to try any of the Eco Conscious frames from Eyespace then please give us a call on 01323 442 062 or even pop onto our Booking App to get a date organised. We can’t wait to show you all the frames we have in our eye centre. Stunning styles, very versatile and extremely comfortable.

New Maui Jim Frames

Maui Jim have perfected their sunglasses over the last 35 years, originating on the beaches of Hawaii. They are now available worldwide, boasting the best UV protection, whilst minimising glare as well as enhancing colour.

New Maui Jim Frames

They are now excited to be launching a brand new collection of frames. Sophisticated in their engineering and elegant in styling; they are the perfect balance of art and science. The collection includes bold shapes and fine detail all inspired by the natural beauty and heritage of Hawaii.

Acetate Collection

Their Acetate collection is comprised of many colours and timeless frames.

Rimless Collection

The Rimless selection are the epitome of simple sophistication. These timeless, elegant frames are made from ultra-lightweight beta titanium, and are available in 10 lens shapes, 11 colors and 3 temple lengths. 4 hinge-less styles available in 4 colours round out this collection.

Metals Collection

Here we have two slightly different collections – Metals and Specialty Metals. The Metals Collection are extremely lightweight, with stunning shades of stainless steel flat metal. This collection includes both semi-rimless and fully rimmed frames. Whilst offering optimum comfort yet catering for high prescriptions. Maui Jim’s Specialty Metals Collection feature beta titanium, titanium, memory metals and stainless steel. They are structurally and stylistically designed with the latest fashion trends in mind.

Nylon Collection

The Maui Jim Nylon styles are extremely lightweight and flexible.

Clip On Collection

This Clip On Collection from Maui Jim was created to minimize the need to switch between ophthalmic frames and sunglasses. With the sun protection, glare reduction and colour enhancing benefits of PolarizedPlus2 lenses, these styles will enable patients to easily transition between indoor and outdoor activities. Historically clip on frames have never been overly good – however these are fabulous!

Both Supra and full frames are available in stunning shades of stainless steel, flat metal, crafted with sophistication and elegance.

Get in touch

If you would like to try any of the Maui Jim frames from these new collections then please give us a call on 01323 442 062 or even pop onto our Booking App to get a date organised. We can’t wait to show you all the New Maui Jim Frames we have. Stunning styles, very versatile and extremely comfortable.

Buying Sunglasses From an Optometrist…

Sunglasses are a real necessity in our climate. They help protect your eyes, the skin around your eyes, make it safer to drive as well as being more comfortable while driving. So why do so many people not consider buying sunglasses from an Optometrist? The people who are guaranteed to only sell you the best quality sunglasses for your eyes! Optometrists and opticians will offer you experienced advice on what will be best for your individual eyesight. They understand the eye problems you may be experiencing and can offer guidance as to the best product that will be suitable and bespoke to your eyes.

Ray Ban video

UV Protection

Many of us love the sun. However, along with all the vitamin D benefits, the sun can be extremely harmful to your eyes. Eyes are extremely sensitive to sunlight and can lead to many health problems. UVA rays from the sun can enhance your wrinkles (gasp!!) as well as signs of ageing around the eye. However, it’s UVB rays that can be even more damaging, causing serious health problems.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is is an ageing condition where the macula of the eye deteriorates. This can then cause blurriness to the vision and in some cases it can cause total blindness.  The UV rays of the sun can speed up this process. So it is important to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses.

Cataracts

Cataracts is one of the leading causes of blindness and can get much worse with age. This can be enhanced by the UV rays in the sun. so wearing sunglasses will reduce the risk.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can be found around the skin of the eyes. Faces indeed have the most exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, so keeping your eyes covered with sunglasses, along with a good protection sun cream will go some way towards helping to prevent this skin disease. Don’t forget the suncream – you will get daft white goggle lines otherwise!

Driving

Wearing sunglasses whilst driving will help to eliminate squinting. Especially when the sun is lower in the sky. It can be quite hazardous for the driver as well as oncoming traffic. Wearing a pair of sunglasses will remove the glare and ensure your vision of the road ahead is much clearer.

Being Outdoors

As well as protection from the sun, other weather elements can certainly damage your eyes. For example, if you go fishing or spend time on water, the glare on the surface could reflect into your eyes and harm your vision. As well as lots of summer fun, snow will also reflect 80% of UV rays from the sun and can cause a condition called snow blindness (where the glare actually burns the cornea).

Sand and dust can be dangerous too, as the grains can get into your eye and scratch it, causing lasting damage. And rubbing can make it all much worse! Wearing sunglasses whilst on the beach or in windy conditions can add a layer of protection against unwanted particles.

Why should you buy good quality sunglasses?

Whilst there are many many styles of sunglasses on the market today, they are not all equal! Many sub-standard sunglasses can be purchased from supermarkets, high street chains as well as online. However, buying sunglasses from an Optometrist or Optician will ensure you buy the correct standard and quality that will benefit your eyes the most. Sunglasses come in all shapes, sizes, colours as well as brands to suit your personality and this is the fun part – choosing what you like! And Focus Medical Eye Centre in Hailsham have lots of styles to choose from.

From normal sunglasses to top designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Maui Jim or Cocoa Mint. The difference with buying from somewhere like our surgery is that you will always get great service, advice and also a fabulous looking pair of sunglasses – as well as this, we would only recommend and stock quality sunglasses that block 100% of UV radiation. Not all manufacturers give you this guarantee.

So what sunglasses do you fancy?

With the weeks we have had recently, whilst being re-opened, we have had lots of enquiries for new sunglasses. From our standard frames up to designer products. What is also great are the options for lenses as well. You may find the need for polarised lenses which are ideal if you have had eye surgery. Or you may actually prefer Transitions lenses as you can have your prescription added and these will react to light conditions, darkening and lightening when necessary. A great compromise for not needing to change glasses! Some customers may choose a pair of sunglasses frames and opt to have their prescription added. And we can do with with most of the frames we hold in stock, including the designer brands.

Get in touch

If you are looking to buy some great looking sunglasses with excellent lenses in them, then buying sunglasses from an optometrist or optician will totally be your best bet! You can be assured of the highest quality products that won’t have any distortions in them as well as giving you full protection from the sun’s harmful rays. They will protect your eyes as well as the skin around them. Get in touch with our team at Focus Medical Eye Centre on 01323 442 062. You can arrange to pop in and try a few pairs on, choose your lenses and we will do the rest!

 

 

How To Stop Your Glasses Steaming Up Wearing A Mask

Saying our day to day lives have changed in the last 5 months is a little bit of an understatement to say the least! We have all had to adapt to a new reality and way of being. There is little sign of Covid going away any time soon. As an eye care provider, one of the most frequently asked questions we encounter is, ‘How To Stop Your Glasses Steaming Up Wearing A Mask?’ Is there anything I can do?

The short answer is, yes there is!

How To Stop Your Glasses Steaming Up Wearing A Mask

Top Tips – Masks

The main reason spectacles steam up when wearing a mask is that your breath is directed upwards towards your spectacle lenses.

  • First tip to help reduce this is to have a tight seal between the mask and your skin. Some masks have a metal wire running through them. You need to pinch the wire almost together at the centre which creates a tighter seal around your nose.
  • Secondly push the mask flatter with your fingers pushing down on your checks. Once again forming a better seal.
  • Finally pull the mask under your chin. Then push down either side of your mouth flattening the mask to form a better seal.

Top tips – Lenses

As an Essilor lens specialist practice we have access to the very best in lens technology. Essilor’s answer to the steaming up problem is a lens system called Optifog®.

Optifog® is a smart and unique anti-fog system, combining two elements.  A lens with anti-fog top layers and a smart cloth with anti-fog molecules.
Optifog®  is both a fog-free and clear lens at the same time. Besides repelling fog, it offers protection against reflections, scratches and UV rays. The Optifog Smart Textile cloth has the power to ACTIVATE the top layers of the Optifog lens. It also prevents droplets that would usually inhibit vision spread uniformly across the lens. All in an invisible and fog-free layer.

Highly technological yet very easy to use, the Optifog Smart Textile cloth is designed for daily use. It will provide maximum anti-fog performance with Optifog lenses, while simplifying users’ daily lives.

Please note that the Smart Textile cloth is recommended for daily use. It should not be washed and should be changed every three months. The Crizal lens coating system also repels larger water molecules such as rain. Whereas Optifog® works better for fine water molecules such as from breathing.

Hopefully we have helped with answering the newest question around! “How To Stop Your Glasses Steaming Up Wearing A Mask”. Please contact the practice if you would like any more information about these products.

 

 

How to Prevent Eyestrain from Computers

According to an official study by Ofcom, 1 in 5 people spend more than 40 hours a week online, in front of a digital device. With more and more people using smartphones, tablets and computers, it seems that as we enter 2020, more and more people are having issues with their eyes, in the form of eyestrain. This blog is all about ideas on how to prevent eye strain from computers.

For a long time there has been concern over the effects that using digital technology has on eye health. You may remember the well-known childhood myth that warns children they’ll get square eyes if you stay in front of the TV? But if you’ve ever spent a long time in front of a computer or television that you might have some discomfort with your eyes, you’ll know that it can cause varying amounts of discomfort.

What is Eyestrain & How do I get it from Computers?

Eyestrain is caused by excessive use of computers and looking at computer screens or other digital devices. According to Medicine Net, eyestrain can occur after extended use of the eyes on digital screens, with symptoms including headaches, blurred vision, or dryness. This can be quite uncomfortable, but there is no evidence to suggest that eyestrain causes permanent damage to your vision.

People who look at screens for over 2 hours in a row have the greatest risk of getting eyestrain. But there are a few simple ways you can prevent eyestrain from computers affecting your daily life.

Eyestrain Computers

Distance from the Screen

You should make sure that your computer screen is at least 20 inches away from your eyes. Making sure that the top of the screen is level with your eyes. You should either do this by having a monitor stand that can be adjusted to suit your height, or by using an adjustable chair. This is also good for other parts of your body, it should stop you from slouching and causing back pain.

Lighting

Making sure that the light around you isn’t too harsh is also important to make sure that the light from the computer screen doesn’t cause strain on your eyes. You should make sure that the lighting around you avoids a lower glare and harsh reflections. You can also have glare filters put over your digital screens which also help to reduce the risk of eyestrain.

Adjust Your Brightness Settings

If your computer screen is too bright or too dark, it can be straining for the eyes. You should always make sure that the brightness of your screen is the same as the brightness as the room you’re in. If it looks like the computer screen is more of a light source, it’s probably too bright. If you’re struggling to see using lower brightness settings, you can always change the contrast or text size of your computer.

Eyestrain Computers

Take Regular Breaks

According to all about vision, you should take at least one 10 minute break every hour that you’re in front of a screen. Other medical advice suggests to go by a 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. You might be able to do this to keep a timer on your desk to make sure you’re making sure your eyes get regular breaks from the screen.

Need Any Help?

If you’re starting to find it difficult to look at a computer screen for long periods of time, you might want to consider getting a professional examination on your eyes. Getting glasses for use with your computer might help protect the health of your eyes.

We are an award winning local opticians based in Hailsham, East Sussex, so if you’re in the area and want an eye test, or have any questions about the health of your eyes, then please call in and see us!

If you’d like to book an appointment with us, click here, or call us on 01323 442 062.

 

Why You Should Get Prescription Sunglasses This Winter

At this time of year, you may not have seen the sun in a long time. It certainly doesn’t provide the warmth as it does in the summer! With the days getting shorter and the evenings drawing in, I’m sure you’ve not seen much of it this winter. It might actually be incredibly useful to have a pair of prescription sunglasses to hand, over the winter months. Here are a few reasons about why you should get prescription sunglasses this winter.

Winter Driving

Although the sun might not be out much during this time of year, it’s a lot lower in the sky than in the summer. This can cause havoc when you’re driving, especially during school pickup time and rush hour. During sunrise and sunset, the sun is much lower in the sky for much longer so the glare that you’ll get when driving can create some pretty hazardous driving conditions. It’s always a good idea to have a pair of prescription sunglasses in the car with you throughout the year, particularly at this time when the sun visor doesn’t block out the sun’s rays.

Let it Snow!

In the South East, we might not have had too much snow in the last few years, but there’s always a chance! Either that or you might be going for a little trip to the ski slopes this winter. In snowy weather, it’s also useful to have a pair of sunglasses. As snow reflects the sun’s light, it makes it (fact) brighter than usual. In these conditions, you should always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from that extra brightness that’s all around. You can actually get sunglasses that are perfect to protect your eyes from these conditions.

Prescription Sunglasses

Many people swap over glasses on a regular basis. Having prescription sunglasses when you need sight help can make your life so much easier. At Focus Medical Eye Centre, we have a fabulous array of sunglasses to choose from, including all our designer sunglasses. And you can choose from nearly all our standard and design ranges, to have your own prescription fitted. That way, you can still enjoy having a pair of designer sunglasses, but with your own prescription added to them.

Polarised Sunglasses

You may have also heard of polarised sunglasses before, and they are a popular type of sunglasses – particularly with skiers. Read a bit more about the benefits of having polarised lenses here.

So if you’re interested in getting a pair of prescription sunglasses, pop into our opticians in Hailsham and we’ll set you up with a stylish pair of sunglasses, all ready for the winter months!

 

Polarised Lenses

All you need to know about Polarised lenses

Reducing Glare and not just reducing brightness

Have you ever worn sunglasses only to still find yourself squinting? This is because sunglasses are designed to reduce brightness, not blinding glare. Glare can cause eye strain or fatigue, and it can also be strong enough to block your vision. Glare can vary from mild discomfort to blinding, and it can be worse with age or if you have lighter coloured eyes. Polarised lenses are designed specifically to reduce this experience.

Glare is caused by light reflecting off horizontal surfaces, such as roads, bodies of water, ice or snow. The light becomes concentrated horizontally, which can be very uncomfortable for your eyes. Glare caused by reflective sunlight can cause discomfort, and in some cases, can even be dangerous. It’s important to protect your vision from harsh, blinding glare by wearing the right lenses.

Ray-Ban Prescription Sunglasses

Polarised versus non polarised

They offer enhanced colour perception, improved visual comfort and optimal UV protection. They make it much easier to see in bright light conditions. Regular sunglasses can provide sufficient UV protection, but they won’t diminish glare.

Polarised lenses are best suited to those who spend a lot of time outdoors. If you take part in activities such as fishing, water sports or driving, you are likely to experience a lot of glare. You can combine polarised lenses with your corrective lens design in order to experience safer, clearer vision.

When polarised sunglasses come into their own

Polarised lenses are particularly beneficial for driving and for certain hobbies. Roads, other cars, puddles and even your dashboard can create glare, which can be very distracting when driving. Polarised lenses can help make your driving experience much safer.

Those who enjoy water sports, or snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding, will also find polarised lenses a convenient solution. This is because glare can be caused by water and snow, making it difficult to see clearly. Wearing polarised lenses for these activities can enhance your vision, creating a more enjoyable experience.

Next steps

If you want some advice as on the best lenses for you, then please pop into our eye surgery in Hailsham. If you are looking at some new sunglasses or even spectacles, then feel free to give us a call on 01323 442062.

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