Eye Health: The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes

UV PROTECTION


UV rays can lead to serious health issues including sunburn of the eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration and cancer.

All Maui Jim lenses block 100% of all harmful UV rays, protecting your eyes from damage and long-term health risks. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can actually cause more damage because they shade the eye, allowing for more UV rays to hit the pupil.

 

SKIN CANCER


5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors—even on overcast days.

Our sunglasses have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. The frames also play a role, so larger frames and wrap styles should be considered for outdoor activities.

 

EYE COMFORT & GLARE


The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly, causes squinting, and your eyes to water. Eyestrain can also lead to headaches.

All Maui Jim sunglasses are polarised and therefore eliminate 99.9% of glare. This also reduces the impact of the sun’s brightness and allows your eyes to stay relaxed. Without the need to squint and strain, you can avoid eye fatigue, excessive wrinkling around the eyes, and even headaches.

 

DARK ADAPTATION

Intense sunlight can hamper the eyes’ ability to adapt quickly to lower light levels. Think about when you’re outside in bright light and not wearing sunglasses, then go indoors where the light is much dimmer; you see spots for a while until your eyes adjust.

By shielding your eyes from intense sunlight with our lenses, your eyes have a chance to gain faster adaptations when going from one extreme light condition to the next.

 

BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION


High-Energy Visible Radiation (HEV), also known as blue light, has lower energy rays than UV. However, recent research suggests they can penetrate the eye, and this has been associated with AMD (age-related macular degeneration).

Our patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology reduces HEV without removing the beautiful visible blues colours from the world around you.

Source: Maui Jim Eye Health (https://www.mauijim.com/GB/en_GB/eyehealth)


Half price Summer frame sale now on.

Selected frames at half price when purchased with lenses.

Selected sunglasses half price.


Maui Jim Sunglasses

Not only do Maui have an extensive range of new styles available ready-to-wear and as prescription, they also offer the Maui Reader which gives all the benefits of the ready-to-wear sunspec lens with an added reading segment.


Moscot Open Day

We are really pleased to have the Moscot sun collection in store on Thursday 13th June.

Join us for tea and cake, or perhaps a glass of something sparkling, and see the full collection of classic styles.

We will be open until 6.00pm.


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) capability now available at Unia Opticians.

OCT is an imaging method which is similar to ultrasound but works with light waves rather than sound. It can aid the early detection of diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

This straightforward and non invasive way of assessing detail of the retina can be used to evaluate the ocular health of both adults and children.

We are now pleased to offer an OCT scan as an extra service alongside the existing thorough eye examination.

Please visit or call the store for further details.


Lindberg buffalo horn frames now in stock.

We are excited to announce we are now stockists of Lindberg buffalo horn and wood+ horn frames.

The materials are ethically sourced, and each frame is unique.

The front of a horn frame is made of layers of laminated buffalo horn, a natural and porous material. It is impossible to produce two identical fronts. The colour choices are  light brown, medium brown, dark brown and deep black, depending on which part of horn they are taken from. Each frame will vary in texture.

Wood + horn (TRÆ + BUFFALO) fronts are made of one layer of timber (Olive, Padauk, Ebony or Smoked Oak) and a multilayer of buffalo horn-backing.

Because they are natural materials, both horn and wood+horn fronts need to be kept hydrated, as they tend to dehydrate with time. Each frame is supplied with a care kit, and we offer an annual service to ensure the quality is maintained.


MOSCOT now in store

 

 

   

We now have the iconic Moscot frames in stock, including the Johnny Depp made famous Lemtosh.

Come and view the lookbooks in store, to see the entire collection of Original and Spirit frames.

 

 


National Eye Health Week Day 2

We have a selection of information leaflets available to pick up in store, regarding all elements of eye health,

includingcomputer screen use, eating well for eye health and looking after children’s eyes.


Data Protection

As you may already be aware, new regulations regarding Data Protection will take effect from the 25th May 2018. At Unia Opticians, we are committed to protecting the personal data of all our patients, respecting their privacy at all times.
In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation we have updated our privacy policy.
This can be viewed by visiting the privacy policy page via our website.


Christmas Promotion – 20% discount on all new frame and lens purchases.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!

 

 

ENJOY 20% DISCOUNT FROM ALL NEW FRAME AND LENS PURCHASES

Valid until 4.30pm on Friday 22nd December 2017

(Excludes Maui Jim purchases)