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How to Get Prescription Sunglasses

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When it comes to protecting your eyes and ensuring clear vision, prescription sunglasses are an excellent choice. To get prescription sunglasses, visit our optometrists at Downtown Vision Care to have your vision tested and to ensure your pair of sunglasses are personalized according to your needs.

Prescription sunglasses are great for anyone who wears glasses in their daily life. This blog will give you a better understanding of prescription sunglasses and it will help you decide it they are a good option for you. 

What are Prescription Sunglasses?

Prescription sunglasses are a type of eyewear that combines the corrective benefits of prescription glasses with the sun protection offered by traditional sunglasses. Unlike regular sunglasses, which only shield your eyes from the sun, prescription sunglasses are tailored to your specific vision needs, helping you see clearly while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses offer a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Clear Vision: Prescription sunglasses provide the same clarity and correction as your regular prescription glasses, so you don’t have to compromise on your vision while enjoying the outdoors.
  • UV Protection: Prescription sunglasses shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, reducing the risk of eye conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Convenience: With prescription sunglasses, you no longer need to switch between your regular glasses and non-prescription sunglasses over contact lenses. This is particularly beneficial for driving, outdoor sports, or simply walking around on a sunny day.
  • Style Options: They are available in various styles and lens options, allowing you to choose a pair that matches your personal taste and lifestyle.

Where to Get Prescription Sunglasses

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Visiting our optometrists will allow you to get your frames precisely tailored to your vision needs. Here is why getting your glasses from an eye doctor is preferable to online retailers:

  • Accurate Prescription: Our optometrists will provide a comprehensive eye exam to determine the exact prescription you need for optimal vision correction.
  • Customization: We are able to customize the fit and lens options, such as polarization or anti-reflective coatings, to suit your needs. 
  • Quality Assurance: By getting your prescription sunglasses from an eye care professional, you are assured of high-quality lenses and frames that meet health and safety standards.
  • Personalized Service: Optometrists offer personalized advice and adjustments, ensuring your sunglasses fit comfortably and function perfectly.

Do I Need Prescription Sunglasses?

You might want to considering acquiring prescription sunglasses if you:

  • Spend a significant amount of time outdoors.
  • Have a lifestyle or job that involves prolonged exposure to sunlight.
  • Experience eye strain or discomfort when exposed to bright light.
  • Are prone to developing eye conditions related to UV exposure.
  • Prefer to wear glasses more than contact lenses. 
  • You spend many hours driving.

Find Your Pair of Sunglasses Today

At Downtown Vision Care, we are committed to providing you with the right eye care solutions for your lifestyle. Visit us today to get your personalized pair of prescription sunglasses. Our expert team is here to help you enjoy clear vision and excellent eye protection.

Written by Dr. Sherri Norris

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