3 Considerations to Make When Buying Prescription Sunglasses

optical shopHaving to switch between your regular glasses and your sunglasses can be beyond convenient. So, why not combine the two into one to make your life easier? Luckily, by getting prescription sunglasses, you cannot only lose the fuss, but you can also protect your eyes in an incredible way. But how can you know if you are picking the right kind of prescription sunglasses? From choosing 100% UV protection to the lens material you choose, this article will discuss three considerations you should make. Read on to learn more.

  1. Choose 100% UV Protection

The sunglasses you have previously purchased from the drugstore by your house may not be giving your eyes the full protection they need and deserve. When choosing prescription sunglasses, make sure that they have both UVA and UVB protection. UV protection will not only make it easier for you to see while driving, but they also protect your eyes from cataracts, cancer, and other forms of permanent eye damage.

  1. The Style

One thing about sunglasses is that they are trendy, which means that the prescription lenses you pick this year may be out of style next year. When choosing a style of sunglasses, look for lenses that are a bit more versatile— that way they can last you for years to come. For instance, aviator lenses are extremely popular and have been for years, so you can rest assured they aren’t going out of style anytime soon.

  1. The Material

Depending on your prescription, you may require thicker lenses than other patients. If you do have a strong prescription, you may want to consider high-index lenses. High-index lenses will give you the high prescription without bulky lenses.

Most patients like polycarbonate lenses because they are made of impact-resistant plastic which makes them hard to shatter or crack.

Getting prescription sunglasses from Wilkinson Eye Center can make your life easier and your vision clearer. To learn more about prescription sunglasses or to schedule an eye examination, contact Wilkinson Eye Center today!




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