Sunglasses are a necessity, not a luxury. The number of people suffering from sun-related damage to their eyes is increasing.
The sun can cause irreversible, long-term damage to the eye. The highest risk group are children and the elderly. Some sunglasses provide no protection against the harmful effects of the sunlight. Proper sunglasses delay ageing of the eyes by 20% and decrease the risk of developing cataracts by 40%.
The human eye is as sensitive to the sun as skin is, yet, when Irish people are out in the sun, many neglect to pay attention to the quality of sunglasses they are wearing. Just as the sun causes serious damage to the skin, so can the harmful rays from sunlight cause irresversible, long-term damage to the eye, including skin cancer on the eye lids, corneal burns (solar keratitis), damage to the eye tissue (pinguecula and pterygium), premature cataracts and macular degeneration (AMD).
All sunglasses on sale at Sheehan Opticians offer full UV protection and meet European Safety Standards EN 1836.
We are agents for Maui Jim, Rayban and many more designer sunglass ranges.