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Protect your eyes from the sun in style

Sunglasses at Heather Bailey Optometrists. The sun emits three types of ultraviolet radiation called UVA, UVB and UVC radiation; UVA and UVB can be potentially harmful to your vision.

If your eyes are exposed to intense sun for a short period of time – when you’re on holiday for example – they can become burnt; this is called photokeratitis. Although this condition is reversible, it can be extremely painful.

Eyes are at risk of permanent eye conditions if they’re exposed to UV radiation for a long period of time, for example over a number of years. These conditions can include irreversible problems such as macular degeneration which can lead to blindness if the necessary treatment is not sought.

Today sunglasses have become a fashion accessory that the most of us can’t leave the house without. However it’s extremely important that your eyewear offers 100% UVA and UVB protection in order to be effective.

At Heather Bailey Optometrists we appreciate that you want to protect your vision in style. For that reason we spend lots of time finding the latest sunglasses designs from top designer brands such as Ray Ban, Ted Baker and Nike. Now you can rest assured that your eyes are protected from the sun whilst you look great!

If you have little ones it’s important to remember that their eyes need protecting too, especially as they’re more likely to spend more time playing in the sun. We highly recommend that you ensure that your child is wearing a hat when it is hot, as well as sunglasses that offer 100% protection from harmful sun radiation.

Sunglasses are available made to your prescription or in non prescription form.

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To book an appointment at the practice that doctors trust with their eyesight, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0208 657 3525 or by sending us an email at