News & Advice

The eyes are a complex part of our body and at Larbalestier Opticians, we understand you will have many questions and concerns. The information gathered is what we are most asked about. Please contact us if you would like more information.


UV and Blue Light Protection

UV and Blue Light Protection

Ultraviolet Light (UV)

You know that the sun can be harmful to your skin, but the sun’s rays and artificial lighting can damage your eyes as well. Ultra-violet light (UV) is present even when it is not sunny and protection is needed on both clear lenses and sun glasses. UV damage accumulates over a lifetime and can speed up the aging of the eyes, and promote the development of cataracts and other serious conditions.

Blue Light

Blue-violet light is transmitted by the sun, and everyday objects like LED light bulbs, smartphones and computers. It can lead to long term damage to the eyes, and accelerate the onset of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Recommended products

  • Crizal UV
  • Xperio Polarising
  • Crizal Prevencia