Occles are the brainchild of couple, Hugh Robertson and Lynne McLeod who first had the idea for Occles in 2011 whilst lying on a beach in Greece. Struggling to rest their eyes in the strong sunlight, they looked around and noticed various methods being employed by their fellow holidaymakers to block out the sun’s glare. The most common seemed to be a towel over the head! They knew at that moment, there had to be a better way. A number of years on, following extensive market research, and huge efforts to perfect the design and comfort of the product Occles were developed.
The Sun and our eye health
We know how important it is to protect the delicate skin around the eyes, preventing pigmentation and premature ageing, caused by sun damage. To protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation, UV protection sunglasses should block 100% of UV rays and they should also aim to absorb most HEV rays.
Frames with the close-fitting ‘wraparound’ style provide the best protection for your eyes because they limit how much stray sunlight reaches your eyes from above and beyond the periphery of your sunglass lenses. This was in the forefront of their minds when they designed their UV protection sunshades.
Occles unique design allows you to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of UV and ambient light while lying in the sun. Occles do for your eyes, what suntan lotion does for your skin! Occles’ sun protection glasses come in a wide variety of colours to help protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Rest for healthy eyes
Most of us take our eyes for granted, never really thinking of them as muscles or organs. The eye is composed of muscles. Just as any muscle in the body, when we exercise the muscles of the eye, we need to give those muscles a rest.
The best way to rest the eyes is to put them in complete darkness. When we shut out all light with the use of something like Occles, we keep the optic nerve from being stimulated by outside images. When we sleep, we can control the resting or not resting of the optic nerve, so by covering the eyes and trying to control the images in the mind’s eye, we can more thoroughly rest the eyes.
Resting the eyes can also have benefit on the entire body, as relaxing the optic nerve relaxes the rest of the nervous system. The benefits of resting the eyes multiply geometrically, making five minutes of rest more than five times better than one minute of rest. Eye rest is especially important as more and more of us stare at a computer’s monitor screen all day, straining our eyes.
Go anywhere with Occles in your beach bag, rucksack or handbag.