What’s new at Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola

Yearly eye test can detect glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration

Specsavers Opticas has been operating in Fuengirola for over 10 years and is located near the bus station on Avenida Ramon Y Cajal 6. We spoke to the Store Director Amrik Sappal to find out what’s new and also to ask for some recommendations on how to protect your eyes.

New Developments

We have launched a new sun range including eight clip-on sunglasses with polarised lenses, which are very retro and easy to use.

At the end of the May we got two new designer collections from pop superstars Kylie Minogue and will.i.am. Kylie’s collection is an extension of her range and all feature her unmistakable ‘K’ tag. There are 6 glasses, 2 fashion-tinted glasses and one pair of sunglasses.

Hip-hop superstar, entrepreneur and tech visionary will.i.am has designed a 17-piece eyewear collection for men, which include classic and iconic styles with an innovative and futuristic twist. We think these are a great addition to the range of glasses we have for men.

We are also launching a new range of contact lenses over the summer, so watch this space.

Eye health advice

What advice can you give our readers for looking after their eyes this summer?

This year, we’re seeing a lot of people suffering from hayfever and allergies, after a wet winter. Allergies also effect the eyes often leaving them red, itchy, watery and in extreme cases can cause swelling of the eyelid and even light sensitivity. For anyone who is suffering, here are some tips –

Wear large or wraparound sunglasses to stop dust and pollen coming into contact with your eyes.

Wash your hands more often than usual, try not to rub your eyes and when you come home from being outside, take a shower and change your clothes to make sure you’re not bringing pollen into the house.

Keep your windows closed in your car and house and don’t go for walks in the country during the times that you are most sensitive.

Visit your chemist and ask about antihistamines and eye drops which can reduce your symptoms

For the summer months, the key is protecting your eyes from damaging UV rays. The eyes are affected by the UV rays of the sun in a similar way to the skin, and even short-term exposure can cause problems with your vision and increase the chance of developing serious issues such as cataracts, macular degeneration and eyelid cancer.

Most people don’t think of sunglasses as a way to protect the eyes, yet this is their most important function. You need to be as vigilant when choosing your sunglasses and deciding when to use them, as you are with applying sun cream and ensuring that skin is protected.

Make sure that eyes are protected from all 3 types of UV radiation (UVA,UVB and UVC) throughout the year and take particular care when you’re in wide open spaces and on the beach or on the ski slopes where UV rays are reflected from the sand, sea and snow. By choosing sunglasses with 100% UV protection, large or wraparound styles and combining with a hat you will get maximum protection from UV related eye problems.

Find out more at www.specsavers.es

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