Here at Thompsons Opticians we have a large range of sunglasses not only for sport and recreational wear but for prescriptive correction too. Sunglasses are no longer just a fashion item they are an essential part of eye health. We all need to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays.
We believe in glasses that last. We stock most major brands of sunglasses and tinted glasses as well as some designer frames. Our range covers all budgets, giving you the chance to have customised sunglasses at an affordable price.
All sunglasses are designed to reduce the amount of light through a lens but polarised lenses reduce reflected glare. Reflected glare can create annoying and sometime dangerous reduction in visibility especially from wet flat surfaces. Polarised lenses have for a long time been popular with fishermen as it allows you to see "through" the water but the benefits are being discovered by many people who spend time outdoors. Polarised lenses are available in prescription and non-prescription lenses.
Photochromic lenses are spectacle lenses that adapt to the light conditions around you, darkening when the UV levels increase and lightening when they recede. They also give you UV protection even when they are clear.
With new advances in technology, photochromic lens technology means they are now more reactive. Lenses are clearer, give you UV protection faster, and are more flexible than ever in just one pair of glasses.