More than style: How to choose the right pair of sunglasses for ultimate sun protection

Sunglasses are more than just a style statement, they are an essential element of protecting yourself against New Zealand's strong sun. 

While it's great your sunglasses look chic, it is also important to ensure they offer effective UVA and UVB protection. Even on a cloudy day, UV levels can be high and it's worth checking the UV report daily. 

Aotearoa has one of the highest UV levels in the world, so Kiwis know the importance of staying sun safe - whilst wearing a pair of stylish sunglasses!

However, using the right type of sunglasses properly, can reduce the likelihood of skin cancers around the eye and help protect against sight limiting conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts. 

Specsavers Optometrist Partner Ian Russell explains what to look for when buying sunglasses for ultimate sun protection - watch the video above to learn more about it.

Take a look at the wide range of sunglasses available for adults and children, including designer frames on the Specsavers website.

This article was created for Specsavers.