Sunglasses

Choosing your Sunglasses

Repeated exposure to UV radiation can cause a number of serious eye problems, so a decent pair of sunglasses is crucial.

Check the Rating

All sunglasses sold in Australia must be tested and labelled according to the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1067:2003 Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles.

Look for a lens category of at least 2 or, even better, 3.

Lens category 2: Sunglasses
These sunglasses provide a medium level of sun glare reduction and good UV protection.

Lens category 3: Sunglasses

Similar to category 2, these sunglasses provide a good level of UV protection. Lens category 3 glasses also provide a high level of sun glare reduction.

Lens category 4: Sunglasses
These are special-purpose sunglasses that provide a very high level of sun glare reduction and good UV protection. Never wear them while driving.

Don’t be fooled by a dark tint
Dark lenses don’t necessarily provide UV protection.

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Sunglasses we stock

Bill Bass / Boheme Sun / David Lawrence/ Maui Jim / Oroton Sun/ William Morris Sun