It’s not always fun in the sun during the summertime for those of us who require prescription lenses. While you can buy cheap sunglasses at any gas station or pharmacy, if you rely on your glasses to see you should consider whether prescription sunglasses would be worth it for you.
Are Prescription Sunglasses Worth It?
Although they are more costly than the $10 pair you can grab off the rotating display while you wait in line to pay for your gas, prescription sunglasses are a worthwhile investment for anyone who wears glasses and even contact lenses. Not only will having your prescription in them make it possible for you to switch between your regular lenses and your sunglasses easily, but they also offer superior UV protection. But the benefits don’t stop there!
Protect Your Eyes
You might be thinking that you don’t need prescription sunglasses because you wear contact lenses, so you can correct your vision while wearing any sunglasses. Contact lenses are a safe and comfortable corrective lens option, but they aren’t ideal for some of the activities we partake in during the summer. Although you can wear contact lenses in the water, they can increase your risk of contracting an infection if the water becomes trapped behind your lens. It’s also extremely easy to lose your contacts while swimming, which could leave you unable to see.
More Control Than Transition Lenses
Transition lenses are another option for those who need corrective lenses and UV protection, but prescription sunglasses will provide you with much more control. The coating on transition lenses reacts to UV light and slowly darkens the lenses, which means that they can transition even if you are just sitting in a sunny room indoors. The transition can also be slow, which means they can’t protect your eyes from sudden flashes of light. Prescription sunglasses allow you to have complete control of when and where you want UV protection.
Style Options & Cost
Many people avoid getting prescription sunglasses because they think the style options will be limited. This simply isn’t the case. All of the most recognized eyeglass and sunglass brands carry a wide variety of prescription sunglass options, and in most cases, they are styles from their regular lineup that can be fitted with prescription UV protective lenses. This also means that the frames themselves are no more expensive than they would be if you were buying a non-prescription pair. Plus, here at Hakim Optical we have a ton of promotions available to help minimize the stress on your wallet.
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Correct and protect your vision with prescription sunglasses from Hakim Optical!
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