The damage caused by UV exposure is serious and often irreversible, with the delicate skin around your eyes the most susceptible to sun damage.
You can take peace of mind knowing that our entire range of sunglasses comply with the strict Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1067.1:2016. Under this standard each lens is categorised with a Lens Category number to help make your purchase straight forward. When buying sunglasses specifically for UV protection we recommend a lens category of at least 2 or preferably 3.
Lens category 0: Fashion spectacles These are not sunglasses, as they have a very low ability to reduce sun glare. They provide limited or no UV protection.
Lens category 1: Fashion spectacles Like category 0 lenses, these are not sunglasses; however, they do provide limited sun glare reduction and some UV protection. Fashion spectacles with category 1 lenses are not suitable for driving at night.
Lens category 2: Sunglasses These sunglasses provide a medium level of sun glare reduction and good UV protection.
Lens category 3: Sunglasses These sunglasses provide a high level of sun glare reduction and good level of UV protection.
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.