If you wear glasses on a daily basis, the summer sun creates an inconvenient problem. Although high-quality sunglasses are necessary to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, it’s very hard to wear two pairs of glasses at once! Some people opt for sunglasses that fit over regular glasses, while others choose clip-on options. Sadly, neither of these options are very convenient or stylish. The best option is a pair of prescription sunglasses that can be swapped for your regular glasses in high light situations. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a pair.

What Type Of Lens Do I Need?
People who only need a single vision lens have a larger variety of frame options to choose from. However, if you require bifocals or trifocals, your Vision Care Centre doctor may recommend a deeper frame for a larger viewing area at all distances.

Do I Have Skin Allergies?
We often think about allergies when it comes to food and medicine, but it’s important they be considered when choosing sunglasses as well. Patients who are sensitive or allergic to certain materials should ask about a hypoallergenic frames such as all plastic, nickel-free metal, stainless steel and/or titanium.

What Will I Primarily Be Doing In These Glasses?
Will you be driving, looking at a phone or computer screen, or participating in outdoor activities like running or hiking? If you’re going to be active, look for durable frames with anti-scratch lenses. If glare from traffic or a screen may be an issue, consider asking your doctor about anti-reflective coating options.

Now that you know some of the most important questions to ask when choosing prescription sunglasses, take a moment to browse our full selection of designer brands and schedule an appointment today!