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Choosing your sunglasses

High fashion sunglasses on the high street? Only at Boots Opticians

A good pair of sunglasses can totally complete an outfit, but the best sunnies are far more than just a fashion accessory.

From cat eyes to aviators, tinted lenses to polarised lenses, here’s what to look out for when choosing your next pair of shades…


Why do I need sunglasses?

Most of us know the dangers of not wearing sun cream, but what about when we don’t wear sunglasses?

It turns out that our eyes are up to 10 times more sensitive to UV damage than our skin. From cataracts (that’s where the lens gradually clouds and your vision becomes blurry) to macular degeneration (where the central part of your vision fades), exposing our eyes to UV light could have damaging long-term effects. 

Want to get totally clued up? Learn the truth about sunglasses over here.


How do I choose the best sunglasses? 

Like your sun cream, sunglasses should have the right amount of UVA and UVB protection.

When choosing your sunnies, it’s important to look for ones that have the ‘International Standard ISO 12312-1:2013 (en)’. Here at Boots Opticians, you can rest assured that all of our sunglasses meet these requirements.  


Meet my match

Designer sunglasses

From Jimmy Choo and RayBan to Kate Spade and Mulberry, all our designer sunglasses are available with prescription or non-prescription lenses.

Sneak a peek at our online range today, or head into store to browse even more frames.

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Boots Sunglasses

Whether you prefer your frames round or square, blue or black, Boots’ own-brand sunglasses have you covered.

Available with prescription or non-prescription lenses, take a look at our wide range of top-quality shades.