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Sunglasses are an excellent way of protecting your eyes from UV light.

Many tints are available and the lightness or darkness and the colour of the tint are largely a matter of personal choice.


Sunglasses with a CE mark show that they are made to an agreed European standard. There is also a British standard for sunglasses, which should be looked for when buying them BSEN 1836:1997.


Sunglasses may also help people that are light sensitive or have problems dealing with glare.

What to look for in sunglasses

Sunglasses can also offer protection, but not all of them are adequate. When you’re shopping for sunglasses, choose a pair that has one of the following:

  • the ‘CE Mark’ and British Standard (BS EN 1836:1997)
  • a UV 400 label
  • a statement that the sunglasses offer 100% UV protection

Think about the sides of your eyes, and consider sunglasses with wide or wraparound arms.

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Pioneering manufacturer, Maui Jim, produce Maui Jim sunglasses that are simply amazing, the polarised lenses are revolutionary whilst the frames have skilled fitting for comfortable daily use. Started in the 1980s, the principles of Maui Jim were to develop ultimate lenses that protect even the most sensitive eyes from the suns harsh glare. The company use polycarbonate, super thin glass and their revolutionary Maui evolution to produce what are arguably the best-polarised lenses in the world, giving you, their customers, a wider range of frames with awesome lenses.

Serengeti Sunglasses

Serengeti Sunglasses are engineered with precision and elegance. With each metal and acetate Serengeti frame, the beauty and quality of Italian craftsmanship is carefully played out. With Serengeti lenses you always get optimum clarity of vision, protection and comfort thanks to the variety of lens options that incorporate innovative technologies. All Serengeti sunglasses are beautifully constructed with an unparalleled attention to detail and performance.

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