Philip Walsh - What to look for when buying prescription sunglasses

Publish Date
Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:33PM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

By Philip Walsh

Protecting your eyes with sunglasses is very important, especially when you are outdoors and exposed to the harsh UV rays present here in New Zealand.

When in the market for new prescription sunglasses, you should always make sure that your eyewear provides ample UV protection from the sun. Polarised lenses offer optimal reduction of glare.

Even when it is overcast and cloudy, UV rays are still harmful to your delicate eyes. During winter it is important that you wear polarised sunglasses when outdoors, in particular when skiing or snowboarding as the snow reflects the UV rays towards your face.

Specsavers currently stock a wide range of designer prescription sunglasses for both men and women, making sure that you not only look great, but you are getting the right protection for your eyes when outdoors.

To view the entire range of prescription sunglasses, visit

About Philip 

Philip is an experienced optometrist with a Bachelor of Optometry from Auckland University. He’s worked in the UK, Zimbabwe and is now the Optometrist Director at the Specsavers New Lynn store in Auckland, one of 52 Specsavers stores across the country. 

Improving access for all Kiwis to high-quality eye care and eyewear is Philip’s passion. What he loves about his role at Specsavers is providing all his patients with excellent customer service and professional eye care with the latest technology and knowledgeable well-trained staff.

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