Prescription sunglasses may cost more than regular eyewear. But with the convenience they offer, they might just be worth the additional investment.
If you’re wear prescription eyeglasses, you probably know too well how cumbersome it can be to attach sun lenses on your glasses whenever you need some shade. Contacts have their own disadvantages especially when you’re at the beach. You can’t wear them when swimming, and taking them off and on is a hassle. You’re probably better off wearing your prescription glasses. But then, you won’t have shade to protect your eyes from the sun.
This makes prescription sunglasses the best choice if you’re looking for a good mix of function, comfort and style.
Vision Care Plus, a trusted expert in vision and eye care, shares some of the factors you should consider when choosing the best pair of prescription sunglasses.
Much like non-prescription sunglasses, prescription sunglasses come in all sorts of styles and designs. However, if you’re looking for wraparound sunglasses, which curve around the head for extra sun and wind protection at the sides, you might find yourself with limited options.
Extreme curves on prescription sunglasses typically distort vision. While manufacturers have found a way to create less extreme curves, such wraparound prescription sunglasses are only available in a limited prescription range.
Different types of lens materials can be used for prescription sunglasses including glass, polycarbonate, high-index, regular (CR-39) plastic and Trivex. There are also more specialized options such as transition lenses, which feature a photochromic tint that enables the lenses to darken in sunlight and become clear again when you go indoors. Whether you’re wearing regular prescription glasses or contact lenses, you’ll surely be able to appreciate the convenience of these lenses.
3. UV and Glare Protection
Make sure the prescription glasses you choose are able to block 100% of the sun’s UV rays. Take note that the color and density of the sunglasses tint do not indicate the level of UV protection provided by the sunglasses. Consult your eye doctor to verify if a pair of sunglasses offers 100% UV protection.
Vision Care Plus offers quality vision and eye care services. Whether you need help selecting prescription glasses or contact lenses, our team of specialists will ensure personalized services for you. Call us at (844) 201-5900 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Camrose and Leduc, AB.