Sunglasses are an important way to protect your eyes and ensure clear, comfortable vision when you are spending time outside. The sun’s bright rays can cause temporary vision loss and lead to long-term eye damage. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can also cause sunburns on the eyes and, over time, can lead to diseases such as macular degeneration. For those who wear prescription eyeglasses, sun protection is available in a variety of options, including prescription sunglasses, photochromic lenses, or eyeglasses with clip-on sunglass lenses. The best solution depends on your personal preferences, comfort, and which options fit your lifestyle.
Prescription sunglasses are available for all vision prescriptions, including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be equipped with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort vision. You can also get prescription lenses in most lens materials and with most lens coatings, including polarized lenses, tinted lenses, anti-scratch coating, polycarbonate, or Trivex lenses, and much more. Even for those who do wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are a great solution when you prefer not to wear your contacts, such as when your eyes feel dry or irritated when you are going swimming or when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of contact. Prescription sunglasses give you another option for comfort, safety, and great vision.
Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses
- Crisp, Clear Vision
If you spend any time outside and want crisp, clear vision in every light, prescription sunglasses are the ideal option. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or are in presbyopia years, prescription sunglasses can correct and enhance your vision whenever the sun is shining.
- Avoid the Glare
Some people are more sensitive to glare than to the brightness of the sun. Polarized prescription lenses neutralize blinding glare, resulting in seeing more clearly in every outside situation.
- 100% UV Protection
Whichever color and style you choose, your prescription sunglasses will block 100% of the sun’s UV rays to protect your eyes from their damaging effects. Other benefits of UV protection include preventing sunburn and premature aging of the delicate skin in the eye area.
- Lens Options to Suit Your Lifestyle
- Polycarbonate: A great option for those with an active lifestyle and who play outdoor sports, these lenses are impact-resistant.
- Scratch-resistant: If you drop your sunglasses often, this feature prevents your sunglasses from scratching.
- Polarized: These lenses neutralize glare for more comfortable vision in every situation.
- Photochromic lenses: These smart lenses darken or lighten automatically depending on the amount of direct sunlight they encounter.
If you are ready to invest in a great pair of prescription sunglasses, Asheville Vision and Wellness can help you choose the right pair for your style and comfort. For our other services, we offer comprehensive exams for health and vision problems for all ages. For more information about our eye exams and eye care, contact us.