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Why prescription sunglasses are worth it

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Prescription sunglasses offer improved visual comfort, are convenient and shield your eyes from UV rays. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes and lead to the onset of numerous eye conditions. All of our prescription sunglasses come with 100% UV protection. Our sunglasses also have excellent colour definition so you can see objects outside clearly.

Sunglasses can even help you to stay safe when driving during the day. Gradient tints are particularly ideal for driving because they are dark at the top and fade gradually towards the bottom. The top protects you from bright sunlight while the bottom allows you to see the dashboard clearly. Alternatively, Transitions® Drivewear® lenses react behind the windshield of your car for an optimal driving experience. They prevent impaired vision due to rapidly changing light conditions.

Are polarised prescription glasses worth it?

Polarised prescription sunglasses are ideal if you spend a lot of time outdoors because they block horizontal glare which helps prevent you from straining to see when the sun reflects in your eyes. Polarised sunglasses reduce eye strain and help you to feel less fatigued.

Why prescription sunglasses are the best option

As a glasses wearer, there are a number of ways you can protect yourself from the sun. Your best option is to choose a pair of prescription sunglasses. As an alternative, you may decide to wear non-prescription sunglasses if you're also wearing contact lenses at the same time. However, not everyone finds them comfortable or is able to wear contact lenses. Meanwhile, clip-on sunglasses, or over glasses, are limited in styles and also compatibility. For these reasons and more, we would recommend you try prescription sunglasses.

Are prescription sunglasses expensive?

If you’ve had to pay a lot for glasses in the past, you might be worried that prescription sunglasses are too expensive, but there are plenty of affordable options to pick from. Discover a variety of trendy prescription sunglasses to suit your budget.

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What if I always forget to bring my sunglasses with me?

Having to carry both a pair of glasses and sunglasses around with you can seem like a bit of a hassle, but you also have the option to try sophisticated light intelligent lenses, including Transitions® lenses, which seamlessly adapt to changing light conditions. They go from clear indoors to dark outdoors. Light intelligent lenses are dual-purpose, operating as fully clear prescription glasses as well as a pair of sunglasses. This convenient solution means there is no need to bring both pairs with you when you’re on the go!

How to shop for prescription sunglasses online

For those of you who have not previously bought prescription sunglasses before, you might be unsure about what frame to choose or concerned that you’re limited in options. Yet, we have a huge variety of styles available and all of them can be turned into sunglasses. Plus, our free Home Trial service means that you’ll have seven days to try up to four frames. Get a feel for the design and fit before you purchase them online. We would recommend turning larger frames into sunglasses because they increase your visibility and cover more of your face for reliable protection from the sun.