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Polarised sunspecs, the best option to eliminate glare

Posted on 19 May 2022

Polarised sunspecs, the best option to eliminate glare
Polarised sunspecs, the best option to eliminate glare

Polarised lenses are the only lens which eliminates all types of glare promoting best vision and comfort.
But what is polarisation and how does it work?

First of all let’s dispel the Jargon:

What does Polarised mean?
Light waves travel in many directions. When light waves reflect off of horizontal surfaces such as roads, water or ice they (the light beams) become concentrated horizontally. This is seen as visible glare, which can be uncomfortable for our eyes and potentially dangerous especially when driving as you may miss a hazard or be too blinded to keep your eyes open. This type of glare is not eliminated by regularly tinted lenses, a standard tint just lowers the intensity of the glare.
Lenses with Polarised technology allow only vertical directed light beams through the lens and therefore eliminate blinding glare for optimal visual comfort and safety. If your into your fishing you would have already at least heard about this form of lens, rather than see the water like a mirror you see straight into it seeing any of the fish below the surface, oh and rocks you may trip over.
In a nut shell, its the best lens form for drivers (no glare from road, no reflections of dashboard), anyone who spends time around water, snow or sand. Perfect for everyday use and even more so when on holiday.

And what is Xperio?
There are loads of polarising lenses on the market which in a nutshell all block out these horizontal light waves, but when you take light away you lose colour perception and clarity. This is where Xperio differs, this technology enhances colour perception. Xperio Polarised combines the 2 technologies; eliminates harsh, blinding glare and provides a pop making colours still stand out for a dynamic range of visual experience. This is achieved by improving colour perception and stopping dazzling light to travelling through the lens. Xperio also offers the highest level of UV protection meaning optimum ocular health properties too.

What are they available in?
This technology is available in both single vision (including no power) and various Varifocal designs meaning we can match them to your everyday lenses. The lenses can be made thinner and lighter if your prescription is higher. There is now new to 2022 a polarised transition lens so this technology is available will all of the benefits of photochromic "react to light" engineering.

There not just available in Grey and Brown colours either, we have loads of colours they can be made in and they can be made with a mirror finish too.

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Posted on 19 May 2022


Protecting your eyes from harmful light is just as important as protecting your skin. Overexposure to UV light can put you at greater risk of developing conditions that affect your health, especially when it comes to your eyes. Whenever you go out in the sun, even if it’s cloudy, you should think carefully about whether you are protected from the sun’s rays.
Protection from UV light is important for your eyes to reduce your risk of cataracts or damage to retinal cells. Luckily, you can achieve optimal protection by wearing the right lens solution. With that in mind, here are 3 things to consider in order to protect your eyes from UV light.

Sunglasses are one of the best ways to protect your eyes from bright light and UV rays, as well as offering a stylish accessory for the summer. Combine function with style by choosing the right sunglasses for your individual needs, and benefit from best-in-class UV protection.

It’s helpful to consider your lifestyle and your hobbies, as this can narrow your search for the right sun lenses. If you are very active and always on-the-go, you may wish to consider a pair of Xperio polarised lenses. Polarised lenses will protect your eyes from UV light but also reduce glare, which can occur on water or on the road.

Woman running wearing polarised lenses
Xperio polarised technology offers the highest level of UV protection within our range, so if you are light-sensitive or have recently had ocular surgery, this is the perfect lens solution.

Another option depending on your lifestyle are Transitions lenses. They automatically change according to the amount of light exposure, fading to dark and back to clear again when needed. Transitions Signature Gen 8 lenses will block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, while selectively filtering out harmful blue-violet light to contribute to your overall eye health.

You can protect your eyes from UV light even just by wearing your everyday, clear lenses. This can be crucial for maintain everyday protection wherever you are. Lenses from Essilor are available with embedded technology that provides a filter for harmful light, known as Eye Protect System, this is included at no extra charge in Varilux lenses.

Generally speaking, light is essential for our vision and wellbeing, as it allows us to see and helps to regulate some of our cognitive abilities. Eye Protect System filters out harmful UV and blue-violet light, while still letting the good light through. This protective system helps to reduce your risk of eye disease, while maintaining a completely clear lens.

Similarly, you can protect your eyes the third way by adding the right lens coating to your everyday lens. Lens coatings are an innovative way to help you get more out of your lenses, whether it’s scratch-resistance or UV protection. Crizal Prevencia can add extra durability to your lens while protecting your eyes from UV light, with an E-SPF rating of 35. This is the highest E-SPF index available on a clear lens.

The Crizal range also includes Crizal Sapphire UV, Crizal Easy UV and Crizal Sun UV.

At Colin Lee opticians we are proud to stock all lens manufacturers so can offer the best products available to promote exceptional eye health. Our prescription complete price sunspecs start from £49.95 with all practices offering all options recommended above.

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Prescription sunspecs from £49.95!

Posted on 19 May 2022

Prescription sunspecs from £49.95!

Get summer ready with our fantastic prescription sun spec package.

We have all of your needs covered with a range of frames including designers such as Ted Baker, Joules and Elle.

Without prescription lenses, options start from £29.95 with UV protective lenses. With prescription lenses and frame from £49.95.

In this range we have all variations of lens available, with or without mirrors, polarised, bifocals and varifocals as well as single vision so we have all of your needs covered.

Call your local practice today to arrange an appointment and view the range.

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