Rawtenstall: 01706 215200   101 Bank Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7QN | Haslingden: 01706 228927   41 Deardengate, Haslingden, BB4 5QN
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Rawtenstall: 01706 215200
101 Bank Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7QN
Haslingden: 01706 228927
41 Deardengate, Haslingden, BB4 5QN

When it comes to choosing your eyewear for the summer, choosing your prescription sunglasses should be a fun and exciting experience, knowing that your sunglasses are a personal style statement, yet without compromising on the quality and perfection of your regular spectacles.

That’s why here at David Gould Independent Optometrists, we offer a wide range of sunglasses, with lenses to suit almost any prescription and designs to please even the most superior of style icons.

Why Choose Prescription Sunglasses

There are many reasons for choosing to wear prescription sunglasses during the holiday period, not least of all for the sheer style and looking good.

For people who wear contact lenses, the prospect of going to beach for example, can be a daunting one. There is nothing worse than dry, itchy eyes, and the effects of sand and salt water as you do battle with nature whilst trying to have a good time!

Even if you wear non-prescription sunglasses over your regular lenses, this may not offer enough protection, and could prove more of an irritation during the summer period. Making that investment in to a pair of prescription sunglasses could give your precious eyes a break and lend itself to more suitable summer eyewear for you.

Furthermore, swimming whilst wearing contact lenses is not always advisable, as the spread of infection can be symptomatic from the bacteria and tiny micro-organisms in the water causing sensitivity and contamination around the eye, and potentially, can result in permanent loss of vision; not the ending to a holiday anybody would want.

Driving during the summer can also be challenging if you wear prescription eyewear.

We’ve all experienced the dazzle and the glare from the bright sunlight and it can be very difficult to concentrate, leading to further, unnecessary eye strain.

Having a pair of prescription sunglasses is the ideal solution, and they cost less than you think.

Affordable Style Without Compromise

As with our regular spectacles, we have a wide range to suit all budgets, and to suit all styles.

One of our particular favourites for affordable style without compromise are the Maui Jim range of superb looking and high-performance sunglasses.

Maui Jim Sunglasses originate from the Hawaiian island of Maui, and if anybody knows how to prevent harmful UV rays and the glare from the sun from damaging your eyes, yet without compromising on the intensity of colour, these guys have perfected the art with an outstanding range.

They produce over 125 different styles, including the classic Aviator, and with a wide range of activities in mind, including fishing and water sports, naturally!

They use the most advanced technology to produce lenses that are available in a range of colours, which are scratch and shatter resistance, even when manufactured from the lightest weight and super thin glass. The benefits to the wearer are superb clarity of vision, even in the brightest conditions, without conceding on the quality of colour.

They offer a two-year warranty on their products and their exceptionally high standards of customer service means that they offer a full repairs service should you ever need it.

We are proud to be stockists of such a fabulous brand.