3 Tips For Choosing The Right Prescription Sunglasses This Winter


If your vision is less than perfect, standard eyeglasses can make it very challenging to enjoy the outdoors. Fortunately, prescription sunglasses provide the visual corrections that you need while also eliminating the squinting and sun glare that clear lenses often cause when used outside. By knowing how to choose the right type of prescription sunglasses, you will be able to see everything you need to, regardless of the weather or where you are.    

#1-Make Sure That Your New Sunglasses Will Provide Full Protection Against The Sun

It is first necessary to point out that there can be significant differences from one set of prescription sunglasses to the next. For instance, you need the lenses to protect against all of the UVA and UVB rays.   That information should be clearly displayed on the tags or wrapping, so if you do not see that information, move to the next set of sunglasses.

Studies have established that long-term exposure to those rays is associated with a higher risk of developing the following: 

  • Macular degeneration (a common cause of blindness)
  • Cataracts
  • Cancer of the eyelids and surrounding skin   

#2-Remember That Accidents Happen And Plan Accordingly

It is easy to forget that kids are not the only people who could drop and step on their sunglasses. As a result, it is a good idea to consider reinforced lenses and frames to protect against accidents and damage.

Heavier construction and more durable materials can help your prescription sunglasses last for years. Lenses that are both shatterproof and impact-resistant have become increasingly popular and easy to find in recent years. 

#3-Plan To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Prescription Sunglasses

When choosing the extra features for your new prescription sunglasses, you should also remember to ask about warranties. The warranty that your lenses come with could change as the result of extra coatings.

Another option is to choose polarized lenses if you plan to be out in extreme weather, even if you do not participate in winter sports. The cold weather can make standard eyewear fog up and snow glare is a significant concern in many areas. Polarized lenses address those concerns.

If you will be shoveling the snow out of the driveway this winter or supervising kids while they play outside on a snow day, it only makes sense that you will also need the extra security from fogging and snow glare that prescription sunglasses with polarized lenses provide. 

In conclusion, prescription sunglasses are an ideal way to protect your vision and still spend time outside. If you are ready to see everything you need to, while outside or driving, it is time to speak with your eye doctor about appropriate prescription sunglasses.  

To learn more, contact a company like Wear Eyewear


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