If you have prescription eyeglasses, then you might like to know about prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses carry the same prescription as your ordinary eyeglasses, but with lenses that are suited to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare.
Is it Possible to Get a Prescription in Sunglasses?
If your vision is impaired enough to need prescription eyeglasses, then you certainly would qualify to get prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are perfect for anyone who already wears eyeglasses.
What are the Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses?
The benefits of prescription eyeglasses make it an easy decision to ask for these from your eye doctor. Whether your regular eyeglass prescription is a weak one or if your eyeglass prescription is quite strong, you can enjoy all the benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses. Benefits include:
Ability to enjoy being outside without needing to switch to contacts and then don sunglasses. This makes it more likely that you will wear protective eyewear outside instead of trying to get by without it.
Ability to play outdoor sports with improved vision. Imagine being able to play tennis, golf and other sports while still being able to see well!
Ability to protect your eyes against the damaging effects of UV rays. The sun’s rays can be very damaging to eyes. In fact, chronic and extended exposure to the sun’s rays is a leading cause of macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
Ability to be fashionable outdoors while enjoying improved vision. Clips ons don’t exactly make a fashion statement. Prescription sunglasses, on the other hand, come in a wide range of trendy and fashionable designs.
Ability to quickly switch to sunglasses without loss of vision. Without prescription sunglasses, you’d be wearing regular sunglasses, but without the benefit of being able to see well. You shouldn’t have to compromise vision for protection against the sun’s rays.
Ability to transition from an indoor office environment to driving in daylight without having to stop to insert contact lenses. If the day is bright, you need sunglasses to see well and drive safely. But you don’t always want to have to stop and put in contacts just so you can avoid the sun’s glare.
Ability to avoid having to keep track of easy-to-lose polarized clip-ons for your regular eyeglasses. Most people who have used clip-ons end up losing them. They are small and hard to keep track of. Prescriptions sunglasses eliminate the need for clip-ons.
Ability to prevent accelerated aging around the eyes from squinting. When you squint in intense sunlight, this causes wrinkles in the sensitive skin around the eyes. Prescription sunglasses help you avoid squinting altogether.
How to Get Prescription Sunglasses
Getting prescription sunglasses is very easy. The first step is to visit your eye doctor for an eye exam. You will then be given a prescription for eyeglasses. Once you have that, you can go ahead and choose frames for your eyeglasses. You’ll also be able to make additional choices, such as getting scratch-resistant lenses and more.
At this point, you will also want to choose frames for your prescription sunglasses. You don’t have to choose the same frames for your prescription sunglasses as the ones for your regular eyeglasses. The choice is entirely up to you. After you’ve chosen your prescription sunglasses frames, you’ll need to make decisions about those, such as what level of polarized lenses, whether you want reflective lenses, and more. Scratch-resistant lenses are also available with prescription sunglasses.
Many people who wear prescription eyeglasses also go ahead and get prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are an important part of protecting your vision outdoors. If you’re ready to get prescription sunglasses, please contact us today for an appointment. We look forward to serving your vision care needs!