Protect Your Eyes with Prescription Sunglasses this Summer
Your skin isn't the only thing that is endangered by bright sunlight or UV exposure. In fact, your eyes are often more endangered than the rest of your body. That's because they are not protected by sunscreen and they're not covered by clothes. In order to reduce this exposure, you need to wear sunglasses. If you also need vision correction, these sunglasses should include your prescription.
Wearing UV-blocking prescription sunglasses protect your eyes from a variety of sun-related problems. This protection can reduce your risk of cataracts, sunburned retinas, and other such problems. It can also lower your chance of getting headaches caused by bright sunlight.
Other Benefits of Using Prescription Sunglasses
Along with the aforementioned benefits to your eyes, prescription sunglasses offer the bonus of being very convenient. Instead of having to try to clip shades onto your clear glasses, you can switch to your shaded pair and still have great vision. Not only does this save you from losing a small add-on, it makes you look far better. True prescription sunglasses can use almost any frame, so you can be as fashion-forward as you really want to be.
Options for Prescription Sunglasses
Today's eyeglass technologies are not limited to clear lenses. Instead, they can be incorporated into your prescription sunglasses without a problem. This makes it possible to get options like polycarbonate lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polarization, and photochromic lenses.
Photochromic lenses, more commonly known as Transitions lenses, are unique in that they are clear while you are indoors but get dark once you're outside. This brand of lenses now comes in a variety of options to meet your lifestyle needs.
Of course, you need to make sure that your sunglasses include UV-blocking capabilities. While all sunglasses will be dark enough to make visible light look dimmer, there are still a few types that don't include the anti-UV coating.
Contact Our Optometrist for Prescription Sunglasses
To see a great selection of UV-protective prescription sunglasses and frames, just stop by our optical department here at Spex Eye Care in Seattle. If you need a new prescription for your lenses, our optometrist will be glad to get you set up.