Welcome to Mark Hurst Opticians

Opening Hours : 9am to 5.30pm. Saturday 9.00 to 4.00pm. Closed for lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
  Contact : Hebden Bridge 01422 843456 or Ovenden 01422 367348


For Protection Against the Sun and as an Accessory

Research has shown that almost 80 per cent of under-25s put fashion and price before safety standards when choosing sunglasses.

Buy good quality, dark sunglasses – good sunglasses don’t need to be expensive: you can purchase perfectly adequate protective sunglasses from high street stores. Look out for glasses carrying the “CE” Mark and British Standard BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013, which ensures that the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection.

Cumulative UV exposure has been found to promote the onset of cataracts and has been implicated in the development of a range of other eye conditions including photokeratitis, pterygium and macular degeneration – the UK’s leading cause of blindness. People with light coloured eyes are most at risk from sun damage.  If you have blue eyes, take even more care to wear glasses in the sun. If you drive it is handy to keep a pair of sunglasses in the car but sunglasses should never be worn when driving at night.

For people who need prescription sunglasses they can be made as distance, reading, bifocals or varifocals. Our favourite range of sunglasses are those branded as Gant and Guess . They are stylish and
offer an excellent level of protection from bright light both from the front and the sides while still being suitable for most prescriptions.