Do you love the great outdoors? The wind in your hair, the sea, the salt, the thrill of being on open water?  Do you want to chill on the deck of a gin palace or get your bottom wet hanging over the side of a Laser?  You maybe wanting to kite surf or windsurf in which case sunspecs may easily get knocked off and contact lenses could be the better option, come and have a chat.

Sailing – Sunglasses and Glasses

If you want to look the part, protect your eyes, and see clearly whilst sailing, then Bridle Opticians provides a great range of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.

Protection from Ultra-Violet (UV) rays

its always very bright on the water, so your sunglasses will need to provide UV protection. Our lenses will cut out ultra-violet rays and by choosing a coloured tint, you will be able to see more clearly and in greater contrast.

Tints that we offer for sunglasses

For sailing the best tint is Polarised – this reduces the reflected glare off water and shiny surfaces, we can combine polarising with photochromic to provide a fantastic pair of sunspecs.

But otherwise:

Yellow – best for overcast conditions.
Blue – reduces glare significantly by reflecting blue light.
Grey – eliminates most of the sun’s glare whilst enabling you to see darker versions of all colours.
Photochromic - the tint changes darkness dependent on light conditions

Water on your lenses

We can supply sunglasses with a hydrophobic coating. The lenses are resistant to water and if splashed the water droplets will run straight off rather than clinging to each lens.


Call us or visit us

To make an appointment so that we can find you the most suitable sunglasses for sailing and your life at sea.

Alternatively pop along to one of our branches without an appointment and have a look at our large range of sunglasses.