Sunglasses keep your eyes protected from bright sunlight and damaging UV rays that can end up causing serious eye problems. If you’re someone who prefers eyeglasses over contact lenses or you like to alternate between contact lenses and eyeglasses, you don’t want to have to sacrifice your vision for comfort. Prescription sunglasses provide protection from the sun as well as clear vision. You don’t want to wear a pair of sunglasses over your eyeglasses – not only does this look strange and won’t stay put, but it can also damage your glasses and place undue strain on your ears and your nose.
Prescription sunglasses allow you to enjoy both clear vision and protection from the sun. Wolcott Optical has an extensive selection of prescription sunglasses for you to choose from. There’s no need to sacrifice style for functionality when you can have them both at the same time. With prescription sunglasses, you can ensure your eyes’ protection and sidestep blurry vision.
Bring Style And Function Together
Sunglasses come in so many different styles, from the truly unique and funky to the timeless and classy. Prescription sunglasses come in a wide variety of options too. Wolcott Optical ensures to keep our selection of prescription sunglasses extensive so that you can find something that speaks to you and that compliments your facial features and overall style well. From frames, to shapes, to materials, to detailing, and more, there are many types of prescription sunglasses to choose from.
Considerations For Prescription Sunglasses
As the name suggests, in order to get prescription sunglasses, you need a prescription. If you have not seen your eye doctor within the past year, it’s a good idea to make an appointment so that they can find any changes in your prescription. Your eye doctor can also help you obtain prescription sunglasses.
In general, when you’re looking for prescription sunglasses, you need to know: your prescription and your pupillary distance. This allows your prescription sunglasses to give you the best vision possible.
Select The Right Lens Material
Different lens materials are good for different purposes. Depending on your lifestyle, you may want to opt for a specific type of lens, so that your prescription sunglasses work their best. Some of the most common types of materials available for prescription sunglasses include:
- High index. This is good for people with high prescriptions and who wear sunglasses casually. High index prescription sunglasses have a light and thin lens, which makes them good for comfortable, casual wear, as well as for more fashion-forward frame styles.
- Polycarbonate. If you’re someone who likes to get out and move, you’ll likely want to opt for polycarbonate prescription sunglasses. This is because polycarbonate is impact-resistant, which makes it ideal for those with active lifestyles.
- Plastic. If you have a low prescription and plan on wearing your prescription sunglasses casually, you may opt for plastic lenses. These are standard for optical lenses.
Do You Need Prescription Sunglasses?
If you’ve been thinking about getting your hands on some prescription sunglasses, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor in order to receive an up-to-date prescription. You’ll also want to tell them how you intend to use your prescription sunglasses so that they can recommend the best lens for your specific needs and lifestyle.
Wolcott Optical carries a broad range of prescription sunglasses. Whether you typically wear contact lenses and just want a pair of prescription sunglasses on hand for beach or pool days to give your eyes a break or you’re an eyeglasses wearer who wants to be able to protect your eyes from the sun, we have options for you. Contact us today to learn more about our prescription sunglasses.