At Panoptica, we often refer to sunglasses as ‘fashion’ or ‘function’. Whilst fashion glasses may give satisfactory protection for a moderately bright day they may not be enough for strong sun or on water or snow. If you need higher protection, we can upgrade the lens. Function glasses are more specialised. They are extremely high quality though the brands tend to be less well known than the designer products. If you’d like to check out the difference for yourself, come into Panoptica on a sunny day and you can try both!

Sunlight is the biggest factor in aging the eyes just as it is with the skin. Exposure to UVB rays increases the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)