Sunglasses and eyeshields

Alternatives to traditional sunglasses that could be well suited to people with aniridia are available from RNIB.

The HiView range of eyeshields and the green coloured HiView Plus in particular are designed to cut down glare while increasing contrast.

They offer additional top and side protection by fitting close to the face. They come in non-prescription, prescription and fit-over variants.

Here’s a video all about the complete range.

Have you tried these eyeshields or glasses with different coloured lenses? How did you find them. Tell us in the comments below.

Thanks to ANUK member Marie for telling us about this product. Can you recommend a visual aid that is well suited for people with aniridia?

For example many parents of children with aniridia recommend Julbo sunglasses with their band for keeping them on their baby’s head.

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About Aniridia Network UK

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. Registered as a charity in 2011 with HMRC reference XT26830
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2 Responses to Sunglasses and eyeshields

  1. Paul Russell says:

    I can’t remember if mine are these or similar, but I love my sunglasses. As a kid, all i had was a horrible looking pair of glasses with a blue tint and a brownish frames. The reasons behind wearing these glasses was that it helps to see further (never did) and the blue tint was to help block the bright light (mainly the sun) from my eyes (never worked)

    In the 90s and early 2000s I wore normal sunglasses which sort of worked but had to take them off when it got cloudish. When I first saw these type of sunglasses on the RNIB website, I thought I buy a par. Although I bought the wrong colour (orange tint), they still worked. They didn’t darken the light but instead got rid of the glare of the light (sunlight mainly) and I could still see even when it was cloudy or if I need to walk through a shopping centgre.

    Unfortuntely they broke (my fault) and had to buy another pair and the proper colour (amber). Since then, I have been careful in not braking them and would recommend these to anyone, regardless of whether they have any sight problems or not. They not only better than any pair of normal sunglasses, but they look cooler.

  2. Thanks for the review Paul – I’ve added the green ones to my Amazon wishlist so really glad to hear they work.

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