It’s important to protect your vision in sunlight. Not only against glare, but also the hidden dangers of ultraviolet rays. Over-exposure to UV light may lead to cataracts and can prematurely age your retina, causing reduced vision in later life. Children’s eyes are particularly vulnerable because they’re not fully developed.

That’s why we only recommend sunglasses with optical quality lenses and a UV filter. They’ll give you maximum protection and more comfortable vision no matter how the bright the sunlight.

Polarised lenses are usually best because they eliminate reflected glare from surfaces such as water, roads, sand and snow. They’re ideal for sailing, skiing and driving.

Sunglasses are also very much a fashion item, which is why we stock a wide choice of stunning styles, including designer ranges and speciality sports brands such as Maui Jim.

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You can even get sunglasses made of bamboo as we’re the first optician in England to stock this unique range.

Most sunglasses can be fitted with prescription lenses. These sunglasses are made to the same high standards as our spectacles and include single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses.

They can also be made with photochromic lenses, such as ‘Transitions’. These are light sensitive, so they have a slight tint indoors yet darken in sunlight. They’re fast reacting and enable you to combine spectacles and sunglasses in a single frame.

No matter what your requirements, Wilson Wilson & Hancock have great looking sunglasses that are just right for you.

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Photochromic Lenses

These are lenses that darken outside in sunlight and fade back to clear when indoors.  Photochromic lenses enable you to enjoy more comfortable vision, ideal if you are sensitive to bright light.  They also offer the convenience of not having to switch between your glasses and  sunglasses.  Photochromic lenses are available in single vision, varifocal and bifocal options and will fit most frames.

Transitions Signature

The latest and most advanced photochromic technology, these lenses are designed to quickly adapt from clear when indoors to fully dark in brightest sun, offering a distinct advantage over clear lenses. Transitions Signature lenses continuously adapt to changing light conditions so they’re always exactly the shade you need them to be.

Like all our photochromic lenses, Transitions Signature offer protection against damaging UV rays and block 100% of UVA and UVB radiation.


The ultimate photochromic polarised lens with drivers in mind.  Drivewear lenses are capable of sensing and reacting to varying light conditions both outside and behind the windshield of a car.  From bright sunlight accompanied by intense, blinding glare, to overcast weather conditions they provide you with the ideal colour and clarity for driving with maximum comfort.

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