Bugs has been wearing glasses for just over a year now, it took a while for him (and me) to get used to them but he now loves his glasses and remembers to put them on each morning. I’d never really thought about buying sunglasses for him though until Boots Opticians got in touch with me and made me realise how important it was to protect his eyes from the sun. Boots Opticians offered us the chance to visit them for a free eye health check and a new pair of prescription sunglasses.
The staff at Boots Opticians were absolutely lovely and very patient with my fidgety 4 year old 😉 Bugs did get a bit fed up during his appointment time but all of the staff were brilliant with him, entertaining him and answering his many many questions. He learnt all about his eyes why he needed to wear glasses and sunglasses. I cannot praise the lovely staff enough; They were wonderful and very thorough at testing his eyes.
When it came to choosing his sunglasses he knew exactly what he wanted because he had spotted the Avengers frames on the way in and was desperate to get those. He was a bit disappointed that he couldn’t take them home with him the same day as he loved them so much but we got a phone call a week later to say they were ready so off we went to collect them.
When we arrived the staff made sure that they fit him properly and then we were done. A rather cool dude in his new sunnies 😉
Bugs certainly gives them the thumbs up 🙂
Protecting our children’s eyes from the sun is very important, here are some facts from Boots Opticians to tell you a little more about that…
- Your eyes are ten times more sensitive to UV damage than your skin, so protecting them both in and out of the water is vitally important.
- All Boots Opticians kids’ glasses and prescription sunglasses come with Boots Protect Ultra tough lenses – which are virtually unbreakable!
- Children’s eyes have larger pupils and clearer lenses so are more susceptible to sun damage – 80% of the eye’s lifetime exposure to UV light is reached before the age of 18.
- Lenses with darker tints don’t necessarily offer more protection as even glasses with clear lenses can offer UV protection. Dark lenses which don’t offer a sufficient level of UV protection can be more damaging because they cause the eye’s pupils to dilate and let in more light.
- Your eyes need protection from the sun all the time, even on cloudy days. Cloud cover only reduces the amount of UV light by 10%.
- In the morning and evening your eyes can also absorb light from reflective surfaces such as white buildings, wet surfaces and smart phones – even when the sun isn’t out. All Boots Opticians lenses have all round protection from UV on both sides of the lens as standard.
- UV rays bounce off glass screens, so remember while the surface of your smart phone may be small, as you are holding it close to your eyes you are increasing your exposure to this reflection.
Boots Opticians have provided us with fantastic service, they were brilliant with Bugs and really made sure he was wearing the right prescription and that his eyes are healthy. There seems to be a certain care at Boots that I haven’t actually experienced before at any other opticians.
More information about Boots Opticians…
- Boots Opticians has all your holiday eye wear needs covered from eye health checks, prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses with UV protection, to a new range of prescription swimming goggles and diving masks
- Boots Opticians lenses and sunglasses offer a higher level of UV protection to the eye by filtering out harmful UV rays on both sides of the lens – not just the front surface
- All Boots Opticians sunglasses have 100% UVA and UVB protection, offering a higher level of UV protection to the eye by filtering out harmful UV rays on both sides of the lens
- If you wear glasses, all Boots Opticians lenses come with UV protection as standard – providing every day protection from UV for spectacle wearers
We will most certainly be visiting Boots Opticians again.
* Bugs received a summer goody bag, a free eye health test and a pair of prescription sunglasses in exchange for putting this post together.