Do you wear glasses? Do you also have prescription sunglasses? If you said no, you’re not alone. In fact, many glasses wearers don’t have a prescription version of their sunglasses. To many, it seems like an extra expense, so they prefer to just wear their normal glasses and shield their eyes from the sun with a hat or hand. While this works in some situations, it’s not always the most beneficial for your eyes and can, in some situations like driving, be downright dangerous to you and other drivers on the road. If you need a little convincing about why to get prescription sunglasses, see the list below.
- Protection from harsh UV rays- Prescription sunglasses are first and foremost, sunglasses. This means they will protect your eyes from harsh ultraviolet light that can cause severe damage to your eyes. By wearing sunglasses and making it part of your regular routine, you are ensuring that your eyes are always protected and don’t suffer any additional unnecessary damage.
- For those who don’t like contacts- Contacts aren’t for everyone. In fact, some people find them to be uncomfortable, irritating or just plain difficult to put in and take out. If you are one of these people, prescription sunglasses are for you. With contacts, you may have the benefit of wearing non prescription sunglasses, but it’s not worth it if contacts make your eyes feel worse. Prescription sunglasses provide protection from UV rays all with the benefit of being able to wear your glasses throughout the day.
- No awkward sunglasses on top of glasses- If you’ve ever driven in a car with regular glasses, you know that at some times during the day, it’s nearly impossible to see because of the sun shining in your eyes. Not even a sun visor will help in situations like these and perhaps you’ve tried perching some sunglasses on top of your regular glasses. This is not only awkward and a bit uncomfortable, but actually a bit dangerous. It would be much easier to go to an specialist like those at H. Rubin Opticians and get customized prescription sunglasses so you could just switch from regular glasses to sunglasses in a pinch without affecting your vision.
- Can help make driving easier- Similar to the last point, when you can see while driving, it just makes driving easier. No more squinting from behind glasses to block out the sun and no more squinting from behind non prescription sunglasses trying to see. You will have a safer, more comfortable drive when you know your eyes are working to their full potential.
- Regulate your eyesight- It’s not always comfortable to go from outside to inside. The bright sunlight can affect eyes significantly, even those who don’t wear glasses. If you have glasses on inside but switch to prescription sunglasses right before heading out the door, you are eliminating much of the shock on your eyes.
If you are interested in getting prescription sunglasses, all you need is a simple eye exam so you can check on your updated prescription. With that done, you are one step closer to healthy eyes for life.