Sunglasses are a necessity to protect our eyes from ultraviolet (UV) damage due to Australia’s harsh climate. Exposure to UV leads to earlier formation of cataracts and skin cancers around the eyes, as well as growths on the surface of the eyeball called pterygia. Excessive UV radiation has also been implicated in the development of macular degeneration.
Lakkis Optometry supplies sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Carrera, Red Bull Eyewear, Mako, Oroton, Vogue, Nicola Finetti, and Cancer Council. All sunglasses come with non-prescription lenses, and most can be converted to prescription polarised sunglasses if you require vision correction for driving.