Wearing sunglasses is more than just a fashion statement. It’s also the easiest and most eye-healthy habit you can start building right now.

Sunglasses are very important for children and adults to protect their eyes from sun damage and maintain healthy eyesight throughout life. There are many brands of sunglasses available at Tuaco, and different types of lenses which offer varying degree of protection from the damage caused by sunlight and UV rays.

Although many people believe that sunglasses protect vision thanks to the dark tinted lenses which place the eyes in the shade, there are other ways in which sunglasses contribute towards preserving eye health.

UV protection

To enjoy adequate protection from sun damage, your sunglasses must block nearly all of the sun’s UV rays.

Sunglasses give you an indication of how well they block out UV rays and you should always aim to purchase a those that protect from 99 to 100% if UV-A and UV-B waves.

You can ascertain that you bought a high-quality pair of sunglasses by purchasing those labelled as UV 400, which means they can block all waves up to 400 nanometres in wavelength, thus covering all rays in the UV-A and UV-B spectrum.

Tinted lenses

The differently coloured tints on the lenses in your sunglasses play an important role in filtering light out.

Amber lenses, for example, block out most of the blue light, which scientists have determined to be harmful to vision in large quantities and could increase the risk of eye diseases like macular degeneration.

Blue-blockers, are a very popular type of lenses, among hunters, pilots, boating and enthusiasts and anybody who spends a lot of time outdoors, especially since they also increase contrast.

Polarised lenses

Polarised lenses have become very popular in recent years as more people discovered the benefits of these types of sunglasses, going from being restricted to outdoor activities enthusiasts, to a mainstream choice in eyewear.

Polarised lenses reduce reflected glare from surfaces such as roads or smooth bodies of water. Light bouncing off these surfaces is generally horizontally polarised, meaning that light rays travel horizontally through air and can achieve a dangerous intensity which people experience as glare.

Glare can be very distracting and cause accidents, especially while driving or engaging in high-risk activities. Polarized lenses contain a special filter which eliminates this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare and improving comfort and visibility in these situations.

People who can benefit the most from wearing polarised sunglasses include drivers, bikers, boating enthusiasts and joggers, who can enjoy a clearer view of what’s in their environment in bright conditions

Polarised sunglasses can also be worn indoors by people who are light-sensitive, such as those who have recently undergone cataract surgery, as well as office workers who are continually exposed to bright light coming through windows.

Anti-reflective coating

Anti-reflective coating is applied on most sunglasses in order to cut down the glare that is caused by light reflecting off the back of the lenses.


Mirror-coated lenses reduce the amount of light that enters your eyes through your sunglasses’ lenses. Also known as flash coating, it is applied to the front surface of the lens and diminishes the discomfort caused by light reflecting off surfaces in bright environments.

Wraparound shapes

One of the less obvious ways how sunglasses protect your eyes from sun damage is through their design.

Sunglasses with a wraparound shape block any stray sunlight that enters from above, below or beyond the edges of the lenses, keeping your eyes in the shade at all times.

Our branded sunglasses

We have a large selection of branded sunglasses in stock:

  • Action Man - Action Man sunglasses are designed to endure the busy and demanding day of a child's life.
  • Afeyewear - Sunglasses inspired by and designed for the military, law enforcement, police officers, firefighters and EMS.
  • Arnette - Built on a foundation of promoting self-expression, Arnette sunglasses consists of fashion-forward styles that not only enhance your vision, but complement your personal style as well.
  • Barbie - Choose from our ultra-fashionable and cool collection of Barbie sunglasses, designed for fashion conscious youngsters who want to keep themselves updated with the modern trends.
  • Burberry - Mixing style and tradition, Burberry sunglasses come in their signature look and iconic check design.
  • Caractère - Sunglasses comes into its own in the Caractère wardrobe, which offers a vast selection of fashionable frames that combine innovative research and design solutions in all the forms and materials used.
  • Chanel - Discover the iconic luxury brand designer sunglasses collection that feature the same exclusive elegance of Chanel fashion codes as their ready-to-wear collection on the catwalks: chain, bow, quilting, tweed or pearls.
  • Dolce & Gabbana - Tuaco Opticians stocks Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses collections for men and women.
  • DKNY - Designer sunglasses from DKNY featuring unisex, plastic and metal aviator frames.
  • Emporio Armani - Elegant and refined, Emporio Armani gives you sunglasses sporting a blended style of tradition and modern innovation.
  • Enrico Coveri - sunglasses inspired by bright colours, exuberant fantasy designs, and a taste for eccentricity and enjoyment.
  • Killer Loop Eyewear - Innovation and passion have consistently characterized the Killer Loop brand since 1989. Technological innovation, a quest for knowledge and a desire to break new ground.
  • Hotwheels - Hot Wheels sunglasses are built to last longer, with polycarbonate lenses and durable, richly-styled acetate and alloys. Their exclusive design allows the frame to fit children’s faces better and more comfortably.
  • Oakley - Oakley makes an unrivalled range of sunglasses, and not just for professional athletes, but for all those who seek innovative technology and original style.
  • Persol - Persol is an Italian luxury eyewear company which offers a sunglasses collection that is crafted to combine the highest quality materials and style.
  • Prada Eyewear - Prada sunglasses are the perfect fit for people who appreciate the blending of modern technology and contemporary design. Distinctive not only for the brand's high quality standards, but for its forward-thinking approach to style, Prada's design aesthetic brings contemporary luxury to people of strong character and unique style.
  • Ralph Lauren - Ralph Lauren offers luxury men's and women's sunglasses that blend romantic elegance with a timeless style.
  • Ray Ban - Ray-Ban is the global leader in premium eyewear market and by far the best-selling sunglasses brand in the world.
  • Ray Ban Junior - Ray-Ban Junior offer a range of sunglasses for kids, including frames modelled after the iconic Aviator, Wayfarer and Clubmaster.
  • Superbike World Championship - SWC provides branded, technologically advanced sports performance sunglasses at cost-effective prices.
  • Tom Tailor - Tom Tailor product portfolio includes an extensive range of eyewear and accessories with a mix of classic or up-to-date casual looks.
  • Versace - The world-renowned Versace brand represents outstanding design and flawless manufacturing.
  • Vogue Eyewear - Vogue Eyewear stands out for its unique details, variety of colours and frames, turning sunglasses into a hot fashion accessory.

Visit our store to discover our range of branded sunglasses.