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A Quick Buying Guide for Prescription Sunglasses

Updated: Feb 10, 2022

A Quick Buying Guide for Prescription Sunglasses

Eyeglasses help you see clearly, but they do not give enough protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays when you are outside. Fortunately, prescription sunglasses are available to protect your eyes from glare and eye strain during sunny days.

A local optometry clinic shares a buying guide for prescription sunglasses.

Research Your Lens Options

Polarized Lenses

Consider prescription sunglasses with polarized lenses for the most protection from glare and eye strain. These lenses feature a special filter that blocks gleaming reflections from water, sand, pavement, windshields, and automobile hoods.

Photochromic Lenses

With photochromic lenses, you do not need to purchase prescription glasses and sunglasses separately. When the sun hits these lenses, they automatically turn a dark color. After an eye exam, your optometrist can suggest the best glasses with photochromic lenses for driving and other activities.

Choose Sunglasses With Excellent UV Protection

UV protection is as equally important as the style of your new prescription sunglasses. As much as possible, go for lenses that block 100 percent of UV rays. Keep in mind that there is no link between the color and density of the tint in sunglasses and UV protection. It means that you can choose any lens color you prefer as long as it offers 100 percent protection against UV rays.

Remember That Prescription Sunglasses Are a Great Investment

If you are a person who spends a lot of time outdoors, a pair of high-quality sunglasses is a great investment. You would experience great comfort while doing your outdoor activities, and you don’t need to worry about sun-related eye strain.

Whether you need new prescription sunglasses or contact lenses, you can count on Scope Optometry. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam today! Call us at (949) 409-3040 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.

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