A survey of 1,000 parents with children aged between 4 and 12 found that 72% of them were concerned about their children’s eyes being protected from sunlight. 

Only one in three said they sent their children to school with sunglasses in sunny weather, however. 

Over a third were unaware if their child’s school had a Sun Safety Policy and a quarter said schools had forbidden the wearing of sunglasses on school grounds.

The survey was commissioned by Monkey Monkey Sunglasses.  A spokesman was quoted as saying “Parents are consistently telling us that their children are more likely to wear sunglasses on holiday or to leisure activities than to school.“We just want parents to be aware that the midday and afternoon sun can be equally strong in the school playground, on the school sports field or on the walk home from school, as it is on the beach.”Parents who said their children rarely wore sunglasses said it was because they found them uncomfortable.  57% of those who have bought their children sunglasses said they checked the UV protection rating before purchasing. 

The spokesman emphasised that “Estimates suggest that up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV is received before the age of 18, when children’s eyes are not yet fully developed … it is vital to protect young eyes from sun exposure at an early age.”   

Here at Vision Centre Gloucester we have a great range of sunglasses for children. 

Call in to 114 Northgate Street or take a look round our website to see what we can offer you.

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 


Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.


We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.


Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 


When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use


After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred


Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout


Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494