Are prescription sunglasses a good idea?

You may sometimes find yourself driving down the road, sun shining in your eyes, as you search in vain for those clip-on or magnetically attached sun lenses that came with your prescription glasses.

At times like these, you might find that prescription sunglasses are much more convenient and more than worth the additional investment. They improve your vision in bright daylight, while providing a wealth of eye health benefits.


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Four reasons why prescription sunglasses are a good idea:

1 – Direct eye protection.

Unlike the cheap sunglasses sold in retail stores, a prescription pair of sunglasses from qualified eye doctors will be polarized, UV treated, and have the possibility to change tinting based on light levels. Unlike other eyewear, prescription sunglasses guarantee the protection your eyes need.

2 – Improved driving.
Glare is a problem when driving in the best of times, but it can be enhanced by contacts or glasses. This is especially true if your glasses are smudged and refracting the sunlight further. Prescription sunglasses cut through the glare and provide a safer drive for lens-wearers.

3 – They go where contacts can’t.
Contact wearers know there are situations where they probably should not be wearing contacts. For example, when going to the beach: The grit of the sand can work its way behind contact lenses, scratching your lens and cornea, leading to infection. Wearing prescription sunglasses to the beach is a much safer option for protecting your eyes.

4 – Safer sporting.
Sunglasses, or even treated sports goggles, are the preferred option for sports. Prescription sunglasses and goggles bringing improved visibility while protecting your eyes.

Prescription Sunglasses Come in Many Frame Styles

The styling of prescription sunglass frames is nearly the same as with non-prescription sunglasses. Almost all of the same fashion, designer and celebrity eyewear options apply.

Protect Your Eyes With Prescription Sunglasses

If you’re still using untreated lenses, consider contacting us Weston Eyecare for a sunglasses appointment.