Have you ever found yourself having a hard time walking on the street because the sun’s rays are blinding you? As a reflex, you reach for the sunglasses in your bag only to remember you can’t wear them because you have your prescription eyeglasses on. If you’re one of the many who have had this trouble, consider getting yourself a pair of prescription sunglasses.
Here’s a four-step guide to buying your first pair:
Step #1: Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam
Once you’ve decided to get prescription sunglasses, schedule an appointment with your eye care specialist. This way, we can perform a comprehensive eye exam and determine if there’s any changes with your prescription grade or refractive error. Doing so can serve as our guide in determining the best lenses for your specs too.
Step #2: Pick Out Your Frames
After undergoing an eye exam, your eye care expert will let you choose frames for your prescription sunglasses. Rest assured we offer a wide range of frames that can suit your face shape, lifestyle and personality. They are also made of high-quality materials to ensure they give you lasting eye protection.
Step #3: Choose Your Lenses
Just like contact lenses that come available in different types and materials, the same goes for prescription sunglasses. You can choose to have glass lenses that provide premier optical quality or polycarbonate ones that offer durability.
Prescription sunglass lenses can also be photochromic, which means they only darken and become “sunglasses” when exposed to sunlight. You can select clip-on sunglass lenses too that are mounted over your clear, prescription eyeglasses.
Step #4: Ask About UV Protection
Most importantly, ask your eye care specialist about the UV protection that your prescription sunglasses offer. They must provide 100% UV protection or block 400 nanometers of UVA and UVB rays to keep your eyes safe from UV-related eye problems.
These are the basic steps to purchasing your prescription sunglasses. For more reliable eye care, turn to AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care. Apart from quality eyewear, we also provide LASIK co-management services, eye disease diagnosis and management and more. Call us at (757) 772-0086 or complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Norfolk and nearby VA areas.