The summer holidays have now started and whether you are enjoying the sun at home or jet setting to some beautiful destination there is one key item that you should have to hand at all times, Sun glasses. So to make sure your eyes are properly protected this summer enter the competition below to win an amazing voucher worth £150 to spend on sunglasses in any Specsavers store.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to interview one of the opticians from London’s Sheperd’s Bush Specsavers and find out all about the importnace of wearing sunglasses, I even got to ask them for some top tips, here is what they had to say….
Why is it so important to wear sunglasses?
Sun exposure can cause avoidable macular damage which is why sunglasses are such an important weapon when it comes to protecting vision. Short term exposure to UV rays can cause photo keratitis, painful inflammation on the front of the eye.
What should a person look for when choosing a pair of sunglasses?
Not all sunglasses offer adequate protection – check that yours bear the CE kite mark and are UV400 effective. It is also important to chose a style that suits your face and a pair that you feel comfortable wearing.
Do you have any other tips?
* Wear your sunglasses even on days with cloud and sun, as UV rays penetrate cloud
* Try to avoid the sun between 10am and 2pm, when UV rays are most intense
* Wear big lenses for even more protection
* Invest in photochromic lenses that instantly adapt to light changes, darkening in bright light
* Wear sunglasses over your contact lenses as their UV protection does not cover the whole of your eye
* Ensure that your sunglasses fit properly
* If you are going on holiday and have prescription sunglasses, take your optician’s phone number with you. If your sunglasses break, your optician can send your prescription to an optician near you so you can get new lenses.
For your chance to win an incredible £150 eye care voucher to spend on sunglasses in Specsavers just enter the competition below using the rafflecopter.
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149 thoughts on “Win with The Strawberry Fountain and Specsavers”
At home – though we are thinking of booking a holiday to the North Pole before the Summer is over!
Both in the UK and abroad in Europe for a few days.
At home – probably standing in front of the open freezer if this continues!
You clearly live somewhere warmer than me. It looks like it could pour down at any moment here today but the weather forcast says it will warm up by the end of the week so my fingers are firmly crossed.
Sounds nice, enjoy Europe.
The North Pole? wowzers that’s an unusual summer holiday destination.
When I’m not working I will be travelling South in my little camper van.
I’m off to Guernsey for a break
I will be spending the summer going on camping trips with my family this summer!
With such geat weather, I’ll be at home
Volunteering at the European Championships and a city break in September.
Mygate (on my fence in my garden)
Just spending the summer at home this year
at home with my family
At home this year because we are having a whole house renovation! 🙂
I’ll be having a stay at home holiday this year.
A good ole staycation!!
on a nice beach holiday in sunny Majorca
at home with trips out and a holiday x
Spending time on a coastal break with the family.
Going to Salou in Spain for a nice family holiday
We will be spending this Summer at home mainly but having lots of exciting days out and some nice family BBQ’s too!
Having a staycation on the west coast.
We have a family holiday booked in Swansea
At home this summer as my husband is having major surgery. As soon as he gets the all clear to fly, we can plan an escape to the sun this winter.
Having a couple of weeks in Bulgaria visiting family
We are jetting off to Greece next month.
Mainly at home with a few UK short breaks…
in work mostly
We are having a “Staycation” this summer to enjoy all this sunshine! Plus avoids travelling too far with the newest member of our growing family!
2 weeks in scotland. Hope the midgets dont bite!!
In Wales visiting family. I can’t wait to go back as we got married there last year.
Scotland for a week then visiting my parents in the Midlands
We have no plans on going on holiday this year. I will be spending my summer mostly in parks and gardens. 🙂
Rural southwest France
I will be spending the summer playing lots of golf at my local golf club and having some days out.
Enjoying it at home in the Highlands
We can’t go away this summer. My DH is self employed and can only take a week in August which is when our beautiful Bedlington Terrier, Bonnie is due to have her first litter of pups!
I am having a Staycation at home this year
We are hoping to take the kids to Legoland in Windsor, then a trip to london to make the most of our Merlin Passes.
We haven’t booked anywhere yet but may take a short break in Norfolk or Suffolk
We are going on a family holiday to Florida very excited.
At home – took our holidays earlier in the year!
Mostly at home, and a week in Wales
I’ll be relaxing in the scorching hot and luscious landscape of…my own back garden, enjoying a gloriously warm and not often-repeated British summer! 😉
Will be spending the summer at home this year as my husband is undergoing chemo.
The Isle of Skye. My favourite place in the world xx
At home – which with this weather I am not regretting!
Both in the UK and abroad
Mostly at home but a week’s holiday in Northumberland.
At home with some days trips planned
We are staying local and are lucky to live by the beach!
We will be walking in Cornwall
cornwall for 2 weeks
at home. we’re not going anywhere this year
At home and work, but will be going to spain in October
At home as difficult to get away with cat, dog and horses plus carer for father-in-law
At home this year
At home, as my heart and my cats live here lol!!
New York and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina!
Lake & Peak districts and the Scottish Highlands. Cycling ,walking and lazing @ ogling the scenery.
At home – we can’t afford to go away this year unfortunately.
At home, and really enjoying it so far doing lots of things volunteering for my local Parks Trust.
We are having a family holiday to Crantock in Cornwall so hopefully the good weather will continu
At home in Dorset, enjoying the garden and the Moors near to where I live.
Mainly at home. My parter will be taking turns having holiday to look after our daughter.
I’ll be staying at home and taking day trips.
At home mostly but off to Devon for a week in September!
At home – ill-health in the family means we are not going anywhere this year.
A break in Whitby and days out
we have just come back from our family holiday been to Greece,got a couple of days to the coast planned during the kids holidays
Sadly, at home – waiting for a house sale to (hopefully) go through!
At home but off to Fuerteventura in September
At home enjoying this heatwave.
A stay at home summer enjoying the good weather and sites
At home with days out with my family
A nice week in Devon
We’re doing a staycation this summer. Still going to cost a fortune to keep the kids entertained for six weeks, but at least it’ll be cheaper than galavanting off in search of the sun. (and in any case, I think we’ve had all the sun we need this summer already anyway)
We’ll be spending it at home.
Hi, we will be spending time at home in Merseyside. But have been for a week in Bognor Regis earlier this month. Took advantage of the sunshine, yey 🙂
At home, I have a weeks holiday booked in December
At home with the kids
Staycation but are looking to book a holiday abroad later over the next few months
we are staying at home this year
I will be spending this Summer in hopefully sunny Scotland (fingers crossed we’ve not seen the last of the warm weather!)
We went camping and are spending the rest of the holidays at home x
We’re having a few days in Wales
we live on the coast in cornwall..so most summer days feel like we are on holiday x
Family camping trip to Black Rock Sands in Wales
Mainly at home, maybe a trip over to Ireland to visit family
We’ll be camping in Lowestoft – doesn’t get more Glam than that
We are making a trip to Wales this year! It’s our first time so we are very excited!
At home, might have a few days out locally.
at home but dreaming of going away next year
At home and in Cornwall visiting family
We have just moved house. So much work to be done on the new house so we’ll be staying home this summer.
The summer itself I’m spending home. I’ve lost my job a month ago, so looking for a new one atm. Hopefully will find it soon and could be able to go for a weeks holiday in autumn. Thank God, there are hot countries 🙂
We will mainly be at home in the garden!
at home this year as we go to las begas in november
At home, I have no holiday plans
Visiting the Cotswolds
I have no plans
I have a one year old son and I’m pregnant again so I am going to spend the summer with my feet up and my hands full!!! so exciting, what a generous giveaway! this pregnancy has ruined my vision and really need new lenses also some sun glasses!! thanks so much for the chance! – Courtney xoxo
Mostly at home, but going on lots on day trips.
we are going to tenerife
I’m off to see my sister in Portugal!
mainly at home with a holiday to Tenerife with a few days in London to break it up x
I will be spending some of the summer at home with my foster kiddies, and two weeks in Spain with them
Great tips! I try not to forget my case too as I often put them somewhere that I think is safe and then take them out later and they’re crushed! Especially in a suitcase. I’m planning to get some new ones for my honeymoon, we’re going on safari so I will definitely need some.
Spending the summer at home in the UK this year, but plenty of fun things planned.
We will be staying at home this summer holiday but living in Cornwall there is plenty of opportunity to visit the beaches with the kids.
We’ll be spending summer at home this year.
Heading to Bulgaria for the first time this summer
The Isle of Wight
Going to my dad’s house in Surrey Walton on Thames by the river
at home as no cat sitter
At home, we’ve already had our family holiday
We’re staying home this summer as I’m expecting and didn’t fancy too much heat. Still, we’ve had the high temperatures here anyway!
Been away to Spain already, so rest of the summer in the UK
Outer Hebrides Islands for me
At home unfortunately
At home with the family. Trips out, but no plans for a holiday this year.
At home my mum has just been diagnosed with cancer so we had to cancel our holiday
Enjoying the sun in this country. Normally go abroad but this weather is fantastic
My favourite place in the UK – Cornwall.
Unfortunately at home
We have a week booked in North Wales. Can’t wait x
UK. At the park. Highly likely in the shadows. Probably applying sun screen on my kids. Day after day.. 😉
Just at home. I went to Crete in April so going to enjoy the British summer
UK staycation with day trips at the weekends
Going to Bournemouth for a few days.
At home mainly with a couple of weekends away. Glad we’re actually having a summer!
At home and caring for my mum who is pretty ill, a little autumn break is on the cards though
We’re spending our whole summer in France
WE ARE HAVING A HOLIDAY IN SOUTH DEVON THIS YEAR
We’re off to Rome in August for a family holiday. We haven’t been to Italy before so we’re very excited about it!
Majorca. My mum has invited us on a holiday to stay in a private villa. Can’t wait!
Mostly at home, but we’ll be off to St Ives in Cornwall at the end of August. Can’t wait!
I’ll be spending summer at home, but our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter are coming to spend a week with us.
As much as poss in the Lakes
Mostly at home. We have a few days out too.
Mostly at home but with a week in FuerteVentura!
We are going to snowdonia North wales.
at home *runs off and cries*
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