How To Get Prescription Sunglasses

Adding your lens prescription to your sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and glare while allowing you to see clearly outdoors. Wondering how to get prescription sunglasses? Make an appointment to have your eyes examined and to add a prescription to your sunglasses. Learn more about the many benefits of having prescription sunglasses below.

What Are Prescription Sunglasses?

Prescription sunglasses are sunglasses with your eyeglass prescription manufactured into the lenses. If you have a refractive error, such as astigmatism or farsightedness, prescription glasses can help make outdoor activities or driving during the day safer for your eyes. At Pearle Vision, you can find prescription glasses in a variety of lens types, including bifocal, multifocal and transition lenses.

Benefits of Having Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement, they’re essential for your eye’s health when spending time outside in the summer or winter. Whether it’s bright and sunny or cloudy outside, the sun’s harmful UV rays are always present. Over time, prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to eye damage and conditions, such as macular degeneration or cataracts. You can benefit from wearing prescription sunglasses in a number of ways, including:

  • Protection from UV rays
  • Seeing clearer when driving or spending time outside
  • Reducing exposure to blue light emitted from digital screens
  • Added comfort for your eyes when outdoors

How to Add Your Prescription to Sunglasses

Getting a pair of prescription sunglasses is easy, just ask your eye doctor at your next appointment. Here’s how to add a prescription to your sunglasses:

  • Schedule an Eye Exam: If you need to update your prescription or you’re due for an annual exam, make an appointment to check the health of your eyes and vision. Your eye doctor can write you a prescription for your everyday eyeglasses and sunglasses.
  • Try on Sample Frames: You don’t want to purchase just any frames for outdoor wear. Find a pair that compliments your face shape and style. You’ll also want to consider what type of material you’d prefer, such as plastic lenses, polycarbonate lenses or high-index lenses.
  • Select Your Frames: Most designer brands will be able to support prescription lenses; while some off-brand frames may not have the structure to do so.

Ready to add a prescription to your sunglasses? Make an appointment at your neighborhood Pearle Vision EyeCare Center to get started.

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