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Sunglasses

We understand the importance that sunglasses are not only a fashion statement, but also as a vital tool for protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.

Our experienced optometrists can help you find sunglasses with prescription lenses that not only enhance your vision but also shield your eyes from UV radiation and glare, ensuring optimal eye health.

Additionally, we offer both polarised and non-polarised sunglass options. What to know about the differences and benefits. Our blog post provides in-depth information on the benefits of polarised lenses, including reduced glare and enhanced visual clarity, as well as the advantages of non-polarised lenses for certain activities.

Why sunglasses are important

Sunglasses with UV protection can effectively reduce the amount of UV radiation that reaches your eyes. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause a range of eye problems, including:

  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye)
  • Cancer of the eye
  • Cancer of the skin around the eyes (up to 20% of skin cancers occur in and around the eyes!)

Sunglasses can also provide a physical barrier that shields your eyes from dust, debris, and other environmental hazards that can cause irritation or injury.

Choosing the right pair of sunglasses with adequate UV protection can go a long way in protecting your eyes and promoting good eye health.

When spending extended periods outside, it’s worth considering the benefits of wearing polarised sunglasses to provide extra protection against harmful UV rays for your eyes. In addition to blocking UV rays, polarised sunglasses effectively reduce reflective glare from various surfaces, including window glass and water, leading to improved visual acuity and clarity.

Choosing the right pair of sunglasses with adequate UV protection can go a long way in protecting your eyes and promoting good eye health.

When spending extended periods outside, it’s worth considering the benefits of wearing polarised sunglasses to provide extra protection against harmful UV rays for your eyes. In addition to blocking UV rays, polarised sunglasses effectively reduce reflective glare from various surfaces, including window glass and water, leading to improved visual acuity and clarity.

Mother and Father holding son posing all wearing sunglasses

Tinted Sun Lenses

For those who want essential complete protection and comfort with a timeless look.

Benefits of Tinted Sun Lenses

  • Reduce discomfort – Diminish discomfort caused by bright light
  • Natural color perception – Avoid color distortion
  • UV protection – Protect your eyes from UV rays
  • Stylish – Available in a wide range of colours

Customised tint matching is also available. Just drop in a sample of the colour you want to achieve!

Standard colours available:

Polarised Lenses

For those who want visual comfort in very sunny conditions and strong glare environments.

Prescription Polarised Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays when you’re outdoors. Aside from UV protection, polarised sunglasses also reduce the reflection of light from surfaces such as window glass, water, or other reflective surfaces to keep your vision clear and sharp.

What is a ‘Polarised’ lens?

Polarised and non-polarised sunglasses both darken a bright day, but that’s where their similarities end. Polarised lenses are treated with chemicals that stop horizontal light waves from passing through the lens, thus reducing glare. This also reduces reflections and makes daytime driving safer.

A comparison between wearing polarised lenses and non-polarised lenses while driving in the car.

Benefits of Polarised Sun Lenses

Benefits of Polarised Sun Lenses

  • Improved contrast sensitivity – Faster reaction time when driving
  • Comfortable vision – Enjoy being outdoors in very bright light conditions
  • Enhanced colour perception – See colours more vividly
  • Reduce glare – Eliminate blinding reflections, especially on roads and water
  • UV protection – Protect your eyes from UV rays

Available colours:

    Mauijim Polarised Plus2

    See the difference with Maui Jim’s patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology.

    • ELIMINATE GLARE – Glare washes out colour, obscures detail and fatigues your eyes. Eliminate 99.9% of glare, which allows your eyes to relax and see the world with improved clarity and detail.
    • ENHANCE COLOURS – Colour and light are key to the human experience—they affect how we see and feel. Maui Jim lenses enhance the primary colours of vision, so you see vibrant, saturated colours with a higher level of contrast and depth perception.
    • PROTECT YOUR EYE HEALTH – Maui Jim lenses block 100% of all harmful UV rays and absorb damaging HEV rays, making Maui Jim the proud recipient of the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.
    • SCRATCH RESISTANCE – For enhanced performance and durability on the front and back of the lens
    • EASY CLEAN – Hydrophobic and oleophobic lens treatments shed water and repel oil and grease, making them easier to clean.
    • ANTI-REFLECTIVE – Backside coating blocks reflected light and glare from behind and below.

    Mirror Coat

    For those who want to personalise their style.

    Benefits of Xperio Mirror Sun Lenses

    • Sun Protection – Increased protection and comfort when Mirror is added to the sun lens
    • Easiness to clean – Effortless to wipe for a clearer vision
    • Vision Comfort – Ideal for bright light environment
    • Trendy colours – Add a stylish touch to your prescription sun lenses

    Colours available:

    Grace and Vision optometrists offers customised attention to assist you in discovering sunglasses that suit your lifestyle and preferences. Our collection features a wide range of luxury brand names, including RayBan, Oakley, Maui Jim and more, with the option of polarised lenses for enhanced visual clarity and reduced glare. Our team of qualified optometrists is ready to assist you in finding the perfect pair of sunglasses that not only elevate your style but also protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.

    Contact us today to find the perfect pair of  designer sunglasses that offer both style and functionality.

    Burberry Logo
    Zeal Optics Logo
    Maui Jim Sunglasses Logo
    Oakley Eyewear Frames Logo
    Versace Eyewear Logo
    Rayban

    Can’t find the designer frames or sunglasses you’re looking for?

    Feel free to contact us and let us know if you’re looking for a particular brand or style of designer glasses.

    Our Glasses Quality Guarantee

    Is there anything I should think about when taking my prescription somewhere else to get glasses made?

    Absolutely! When we prescribe glasses, we take into account various factors:

    Lens Optics & Frame Selection

    • We check the fitting of the frame around your nose and ears
    • We look for the most suitable frame to give you the optimum optical effect
    • All our lenses are specially selected by optometrists to give the best comfort and clarity. Our lens manufacturer has been creating optical lenses since 1849.
      • The lenses are made using cutting-edge technology to provide sharp vision, comfort and effortless adaptation.
      • Lenses are made from superior material, just like the lenses of a professional photographer’s camera.
      • The lenses also come with superior lens coatings.

    Other stores may use generic brand lenses to reduce the cost, whereas we choose experienced manufacturers to provide you with the best optical care. Our standard level lenses may well be the premium products other places offer. Even though the number in the prescription is the same, the design and optical quality of the lenses will still be different.

    Extensive quality control measures

    Our many stages of quality control stations mean that you can be rest assured to collect your glasses trouble-free. We actively prevent problems instead of letting our patients tell us about them. Therefore, we subject every glasses job to the following quality measures:

    1. Detailed and optimised measurement of the pupil distances and optical height measurements for your specific needs.
    2. Two-person check of the order before sending it out to the lab
    3. When the glasses come back, it has to pass our two quality control stations before it reaches you.
      • Accurate prescription and optical measurements
      • Lenses are scratch-free
      • Coating quality
      • Frame quality
      • Nosepads and temples pre-adjusted for optimal fit
      • Lens screws lacquered tight
    4. Because all of the above can make a huge difference in visual clarity and comfort, if there are any faults found during quality control, we will reject the job and request a remake.

    It is not guaranteed other stores will take these steps to look after each glasses job.

    Lifetime Adjustments

    We know that frames can become loose over time, or need tweaking to get back into shape! We provide unlimited adjustments on our frames, and free nose-pad replacements.

    When it comes to our glasses, we can be proud to say that we have extremely low remake rates and easy adaptation.

    Grace & Vision Optometry accepts all major health funds

    Use your optical health funds benefits on a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses. 

    HBF
    NIB
    Bupa
    Medibank
    HCF
    AHM
    Doctors Health Fund
    CBHS Health Optometrists
    Credit Union Australia
    Defence Health Fund
    Apia Optometrists
    Australian Unity
    GHMBA
    Uni Health Optometrists
    Teachers Health Optometrists
    Teachers Union Health Fund
    Optometrist Frank Health Insurance

    ... and many more. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your health fund.