Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses? [A Definitive Guide]

Dr. Mai-Vy Hoang 06/19/2017

young-woman-prescription-sunglessesThe summer is here. Most of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors with the increase in temperature and better weather. It is imperative that you protect your eyes from the sun. Though clip-ons and transition lenses are available, most people prefer prescription sunglasses. Let's take a look at the merits of prescription sunglasses to help you determine if they are ideal for your particular situation.

A Brief Explanation Of Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses are similar to regular glasses. However, the lenses in prescription sunglasses are designed so you can see your surroundings with perfect clarity while still being protected by UV rays. Prescription sunglasses are available for just about every type of corrective prescription. It is even possible to add progressive lenses or bifocals to prescription sunglasses. Nearly any type of frame can be fitted with prescription sunglasses lenses.

Prescription Sunglasses Are As Convenient As It Gets

Wouldn't it be nice to slap on your prescription sunglasses rather than having to attach clip-ons to your regular glasses every time you head on outdoors? It is possible with prescription sunglasses. These glasses are also quite convenient compared to transition lenses. Though transition lenses are certainly appealing, they do not immediately revert to “regular” translucent lenses when you step back indoors after being in the sun. Alternatively, prescription sunglasses can be quickly swapped out for your regular glasses and placed in a protective case when you head indoors.

The Cost of Prescription Sunglasses

If money is not a major concern, you should not hesitate to pick up a pair of prescription sunglasses. If you are short on money and do not mind using clip-ons when the sun is shining, prescription sunglasses might not be ideal for you. The bottom line is that it costs money to have your prescription implemented in sunglasses lenses. Yet this expense probably won't completely zap your savings. It is worth noting that adding designer prescription sunglasses will bump up the total cost to several hundreds of dollars.

Most people argue the cost of prescription sunglasses is justified as they are built with high-quality frames and provide 100 percent UV protection. The lenses are single vision polycarbonate with anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings. This is the line of defense your eyes desperately need against the sun's ever-powerful UV rays.

Boost Your Vision at Broome Optical

If you would like a pair of prescription sunglasses or need more information, Broome Optical is at your service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an eye exam and a fitting for new glasses or contact lenses. We will answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns regarding prescription sunglasses, eye care and anything else vision-related.

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