If you wear eyeglasses, you’re probably well acquainted with the hassle of how to protect your eyes on a sunny day. Regular sunglasses won’t let you see clearly because they aren’t designed to correct your vision, while going without sunglasses is visually uncomfortable. Fortunately, we have just the right solution for you: prescription sunglasses.
Here’s what you need to know about them:
They Provide UV Protection
Some ordinary sunglasses lack UV-blocking features. Prescription sunglasses, however, are designed to filter harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. This way, you’re at a lower risk of developing UV-related eye problems, such as photokeratitis and cataracts.
They Can Accommodate Many Vision Problems
Prescription sunglasses are designed to correct many types of vision problems and can be fitted with bifocal or progressive lenses. We’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam to identify your refractive error and then determine what type of lenses your prescription sunglasses should have.
They Are Available in Different Frame Styles
Not only are prescription sunglasses convenient, they can be fashionable too. Just like regular sunglasses and eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses are available in different frame styles. You can choose a classic, sporty or quirky style.
They Come in a Variety of Lens Options
Prescription sunglass lenses are available in various materials other than glass, such as polycarbonate for high impact resistance. They also come in plastic, high-index and lightweight materials. Your eye doctor may suggest photochromic lenses, which darken within seconds after you’re exposed to sunlight. Once you go back indoors, photochromic lenses become clear again.
To learn more about prescription sunglasses, call us at (703) 291-0080 or complete our form. We serve Falls Church, Arlington and nearby VA communities.