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Sick of not being able to see with sunglasses on? Get a pair of prescription sunglasses from our Invercargill optometrist

More than ever before our eyes are surrounded by more glare and exposure to damaging UV rays. Its really important to protect them and why not look great in the process! Whether your vision is perfect or you require us to put prescription lenses into your sunglasses we can help.

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To make your life easier we are an approved provider for Southern Cross for all your optical needs. See us in our Invercargill store to learn more.

Why is it important to wear Sunglasses?

We have grown up in New Zealand with ad campaigns regarding Slip Slop Slap and if you're unfamiliar with this its referring to Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat. Although since the 80s, Seek shade and Slide on some sunglasses have been added to the slogan. It is this last piece of advice which is often over looked especially when it comes to children.
Living in the land of the long white cloud does come with the disadvantage that we are exposed to harsher sunlight than other places on the planet because we are closest to the Ozone hole.
Years of unprotected exposure can eventually lead to deformation of the surface of the eye and also internally which can result in permeant vision loss.
Regular eye tests are important, our optometrist will check for signs of UV damage as part of your test and discuss sunglass options with you. We even have a machine instore which can check how effective your sunglasses are at blocking the transmission of damaging UV rays.

We stock Southlands largest selection of Sunglasses.

Our showroom displays at least 150 pairs year round from different fashion brands. We cater for all ages, with the Babiator range for babies and young children, right through to exclusive adult fashion ranges like Anne & Valentine.

Why choose Southern Optical for your Sunglasses:

  • We only use industry leading lenses.
  • Whether you want Polarised lenses, Graduated tints or Mirror coatings we can do it all.
  • Southlands largest selection of sunglasses on site but if we don't have it we'll try our best to source it for you.
  • Free Eye Examination when purchasing prescription sunglasses.
  • Ask instore about discounted pricing when purchasing prescription sunglasses alongside your clear pair of prescription glasses.
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Photo of a Pterygium - UV light has mutated the eyes surface resulting in a spreading growth across the cornea, requires surgical removal.
Photo of a Cataract - common but requires surgery to remove.
Photo of a large Melanoma at the back of the eye - regular eye tests check for spots before they become threatening to sight or life.
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