According to the Vision Council of America, an estimated 75 percent of all adults require some type of vision correction. Of these, 64 percent wear eyeglasses and 11 percent wear contact lenses. One of the biggest concerns of those who wear eyeglasses is what to do about sunglasses. For many, prescription sunglasses are a complicated subject. Are they worth spending the money on? The answer is pretty straightforward for some, but others struggle with knowing if prescription sunglasses are the way to go. While it is often a matter of preference, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind.
Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses
You can purchase prescription sunglasses from your neighborhood drug stores, but these aren’t necessarily the best option. First Eye Care McKinney offers a wide selection of prescription sunglasses and our experienced team of specialists are here to ensure you find the right pair for your needs.
If you are someone who needs to wear eyeglasses the majority of the time, it can be quite frustrating to walk out into the sunshine, knowing you can’t simply swap your eyeglasses for sunglasses. If you need glasses to see, then you most likely need prescription eyeglasses as well. One of the top benefits of prescription sunglasses is that you will be able to see during those bright summer days, without worrying about swapping out your glasses or wearing sunglasses over your eyeglasses (yes, people do this!)
One of the top benefits of prescription sunglasses is that they will protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet rays, which can lead to serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. When the sun is out, many eyeglass wearers find it quite difficult to see, resulting in serious eye strain and squinting. Prescription sunglasses not only protect your eyes from various atmospheric elements but prevent you from squinting, keeping those pesky eye wrinkles at bay.
Yet another important benefit of prescription sunglasses is that they come in a wide variety of lenses, sizes, shapes, and colors, providing you with protection without your style having to suffer. In fact, prescription sunglasses are one of the best ways you can give yourself a personal makeover while protecting your eyes at the same time! That’s a win-win if you ask us.
Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses
Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase prescription sunglasses, it’s time to look at all the different options out there. Transition lenses are one of our favorite options, and something we often recommend to eyeglass wearers. Over the years, technology has come a long way and transition lenses have benefited in many different ways. As you may have guessed, transition lenses are clear (just like regular eyeglasses) when you are indoors but turn to dark (sunglasses) when you go out into the sunlight. It’s as easy as that! No need to carry around multiple pairs of prescription glasses, and you will no longer have to worry about your eyes suffering from the damaging UV rays of the sun.
However, not everyone loves the idea of transition glasses. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, there are many other alternatives. You can simply get a separate pair of prescription sunglasses that you can switch between when you go outdoors. We offer a wide range of glasses for you to choose from, including designer brands, anti-reflection lenses, and even colored lenses.