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Find the Sunglasses that Perfectly Fit Your Lifestyle

By Wyatt Dilling on June 8, 2021 in Vision Health


Prescription sunglasses are more stylish, durable and affordable than they used to be, so find a pai

If you wear eyeglasses and spend a lot of time outside, you may want to consider prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses provide convenience, comfort and protection enhancing your outdoor time. You have many choices when it comes to finding a pair that won’t break the bank. Frames, lenses, color and tints are part of a wide range of options that make it easy to find the perfect pair for your lifestyle and budget. How you spend your time outside can help determine what type of prescription sunglasses are best for your needs. 

Sporty and active? Polycarbonate lenses may be for you. Lightweight and shatterproof, these lenses are ideal if you have an active lifestyle or play sports. Polycarbonate naturally blocks almost all UV rays so these glasses don’t need additional UV coating. However, they can scratch, so use a lens hardener or similar coating to help protect them. 

Style guru? Try high-index lenses. The lenses bend light more efficiently, meaning light travels faster through these lenses than traditional lenses. High-index lenses can offer the same degree of visual correction using less material, which results in thinner lenses and less weight to your glasses.

Practical and polished? Optical glass lenses are ground and polished for distortion-free vision and are extremely durable and scratch resistant. These lenses can be more expensive and break upon impact.

Casual and cool? Acrylic lenses are a good go-to for inexpensive sunglasses and a good choice for casual or fashion sunglasses.

No matter what type of prescription sunglasses you choose, be sure you select lenses that completely block the sun’s harmful UV rays. Optometrists recommend wearing sunglasses that deliver the highest level of UV protection – 99 to 100%.

Prescription sunglasses are more stylish, durable and affordable than before. Talk to your eye care professional who can help you choose the right pair so you can enjoy the great outdoors even more.

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