Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or require industrial eyewear for your work, at Brian Michie OPTICIANS we will be able to supply you with frames and lenses which will keep you safe and protected. We supply, toughened plastic, toughened glass or polycarbonate lenses. We can supply them in single vision form for distance or for near. We can also supply them in bifocal or varifocal form if this is required. They will all of course meet the relevant safety standards required by law
Everyone looks cool in sunglasses but protecting the eyes from damaging UV radiation is their primary function. At Brian Michie OPTICIANS any sunglasses we have in stock, as well as any prescription lenses we tint for the sun, will meet or exceed the legal UV protection requirements.
Wearing of sunglasses should not be seen as something that only takes place in the summertime. In the winter the sun is lower in the sky and perhaps bouncing off of a wet pavement or road, so exposure to UV damage and glare may actually be greater.
Eye Health .
Vision is one of our key senses and the most important means by which we interact with the world around us. It is not until we actually think about it that we realise just how much we take our eyes for granted. The health of the eye can also be affected by our general health and certain medications. Conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can be picked up during a routine eye examination.
In order to maintain our vision at as high a level as possible, for as long as possible regular eye examinations are recommended. They will detect early problems so that action can be taken or advice followed to minimise the risk of damage. Wearing good quality glasses will reduce the chances of strain and allow clear comfortable vision. In the end however it is our genes and lifestyle which will have the biggest bearing on how well our vision is maintained into old age.
In terms of lifestyle choices a diet with lots of fruit and vegetables is the number one best decision anyone can make for their eyesight. Smoking is the number one harmful thing people can do for their eyesight. Protection from UV light exposure when outdoors is advisable..