Sunglasses & Prescription Coloured Contacts Gold Coast
We have an extensive range of the latest styles, with trained professionals to assist you with your choices. Whether you already wear glasses or are looking for your first pair, we’re here with comprehensive optical advice to help you see and look your best.
We have different ranges of optical and sunglass frames at each store to cater to different demographics between Runaway Bay and Southport. We often order in additional frames for our patients to view, so if there is a particular colour or style you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to let one of our team members know.
Sunglasses are not just to protect your eyes from the sun, but should also enhance how well you see (even your sports performance) and improve the comfort of your eyes. This is important to enjoy life, and for your safety, particularly when driving. With a high quality, polarised sunglass lens, enhanced vision and comfort is something we can help you achieve. And yes, you can put your prescription into almost all of our sunglasses.
Not all sunglasses are the same. There are two main aspects to providing a quality sunglass; Ultra Violet light (UV) protection and polarisation. In Australia we have standards which grade how well a sunglass blocks the damaging UV rays from the sun, with 0-1 being little to no UV protection. Polarisation is a filter built into sunglasses to reduce glare by blocking reflected light off surfaces like water, roads, car bonnets, windows and buildings etc. All polarised sunglasses will also have good UV protection.
Why are sunglasses and UV protection important?
You can get cancers in and on your eyes. The sun can damage the surface of your eye, just like your skin. The pupil (black part, circle on the surface of your eye) is a hole which means those damaging sun rays can pass through to the internals of your eye, as well.