Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses with our Clarksville and Elkton Optometrists
Prescription sunglasses are a practical and stylish alternative to using clip-on lenses, wearing sunglasses over your contact lenses, or foregoing your sight so you can cut down on the sun’s glare. There are many gorgeous, designer styles in a variety of lenses on the market today, so you don’t have to compromise aesthetics for optical health. At Sites Vision Clinic, our trusted optometrists in Clarksville and Elkton are here to help you choose your perfect prescription sunglasses this summer.
Benefits of Wearing Prescription Sunglasses
UV rays are known to increase your chances of certain optical conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration, so it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun with UV-absorbing sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses specifically allow wearers to see clearly and comfortably in sunny or windy outdoor environments, without the need for itchy contact lenses or bulky eyeglasses under your non-prescription sunglasses.
Types of Lenses Available
Polarized lenses are an increasingly popular choice, as they block out the sun’s dangerous and damaging UV rays while also reducing glare. When you buy a pair of polarized glasses, be sure to look for ones that absorb 99-100% of UV rays, or up to 400 nanometers.
Transitions are lenses have a photochromic tint that changes from light to dark based on exposure to UV rays. However, they may not work very well in the car. To combat this, the company created Transitions Drivewear lenses, which combines the Transitions technology with polarized lenses. Transitions lenses give wearers the freedom of only carrying around one pair of glasses.
Prescription sunglasses include bifocal, multifocal and progressive lens options made in a variety of materials like glass, plastic and polycarbonate.
Contact our Elkton or Clarksville Optometrists for Prescription Sunglasses
The experienced eye doctors at Sites Vision Clinic are here to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses fitted with your individual prescription. We perform comprehensive eye exams at our two locations in Clarksville, Tennessee and Elkton, Kentucky. For more information about prescription sunglasses or to schedule an appointment, call our Clarksville optometry office at 931-647-5237 or our Elkton optometry office at 270-265-9036.