What’s the best way to avoid laughter lines around your eyes? No, it’s not an exotic ingredient in a new face cream, an expensive anti-ageing spa treatment or even Botox – it’s a great pair of sunglasses.

Surprised? As we age, our skin loses moisture and elasticity, and the delicate area around the eyes is one of the first places you’re likely to spot lines and wrinkles. But one of the main causes of skin damage is being exposed to too many UV rays from the sun, even when you’re at home in the UK.

So investing in a gorgeous pair of sunglasses will help keep you protected by both blocking UV rays and stopping you squinting in bright light, which only makes lines worse. As an added bonus, choosing a pair which blocks UVB rays can help prevent cataracts forming and keep your eyes healthy.

When you’re picking your shades, make sure they’ll really do the job by checking if they have the CE mark, which proves they conform to the European Community Standard.

And of course, The i-Site opticians stocks a wide range of sunglasses, both with and without prescription lenses, so you can protect against wrinkles and cataracts and get a fabulous new look for the summer.