|A style to suit all|
Two short-sighted YOU staffers were keen to try the new range – Features Assistant Alice who wants to delay the development of fine lines as long as possible, plus Assistant Editor Rosalind, who has reached the age where crows’ feet are inevitable (well, without the help of botox!), but would love not to have too many more! Both switch to sunglasses in summer, but as Boots Optometrist Victoria O’Connor points out, ‘Thirty-forty per cent of UV rays reach you even on a cloudy day…’
Of course, the new lenses didn’t just appeal to our vanity. It seems UV light can damage our eye-sight too: it's been linked to macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in the UK), the development of cataracts (which affect vision by gradually making our eyes’ lenses cloudy) and even cancer of the eyelids. Also, it’s reassuring to know that every Boots eye test includes digital retinal photography at no extra cost, which takes a picture at the back of your eyes and can help to pick up tell-tale signs of health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
|Features Assistant Alice shows off her retinas|
|Alice takes a closer look at some Marc by Marc Jacobs frames|
To book an eye health check (£10), speak to your Boots Optician or make an appointment by calling 0345 125 3752 or visiting boots.com/en/Opticians/Eye-Health