We’ve all experienced glare in our daily lives… perhaps spending the day at the beach, driving in a car with the sun reflecting off the dashboard, roadway or bonnet or on a boat with the sun illuminating the surface of the water. Usually, this glare is annoying and uncomfortable on the eyes, but when the angle of reflection is just right, the glare can become blinding and often downright dangerous, as in the case of driving a vehicle. Ordinary tinted sunglass lenses only cut down on ambient light that reaches the eye, or, light transmittance. By their very nature, they cannot block glare. Only polarised lenses can block out this dangerous, blinding glare. To understand how, you will need to understand how glare works and how polarised lenses work. Read More
The most dangerous components of sunlight entering our eyes are the spectra in the Ultra Violet range. Ultra-Violet light is broken down into four parts, referred to as UV-A, UV-B, UV-C and UV-D. They each represent a range of wavelengths of light within Ultra-Violet light. The ability to block 100% of all four parts of Ultra-Violet light is referred to as UV400.
All Sunglasses in Australia are required by Australian Standards to be UV400.
Sunglasses which block 100% of all UV radiation provide maximum eye protection.
Network Heaven is a small registered charity operating under the Frenchs Forest Baptist Church in Sydney. They aim to assist children and women living
in poverty in Sri Lanka. As part of this project they provide each child with a gift pack during the Christmas season. The gift pack is designed to
provide essential items for the new school year together with some toiletry items, a new set of clothes, underwear and a small toy or novelty item
of some sort. The impact this can have on a poor child in Sri Lanka is enormous.
Your eye health is important. Presbyopia has similar symptoms to other more dangerous eye conditions and diseases. Whilst self prescription of readers is safe for people only suffering from Presbyopia, it is important that you have your eye health assessed by a qualified optician every two years.