Let’s face it, you wear glasses. Not only that but you have a vision problem, like many astigmatisms, that cannot be corrected with contact lenses. Or maybe you have dry eyes and contacts rub you raw. But summer is coming and you don’t want to take your next beach vacation or sit by the pool and have to make the choice between not being able to see with just regular sunglasses or be blinded while wearing your prescription lenses.
Prescription sunglasses are the perfect solution and help to protect your vision. When you spend time in the sun, your eyes are exposed to both UV-A and UV-B rays that can damage your vision over time. Individuals who participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and watersports are further prone to damage from the rays reflecting back off the snow and water. Just like you would never wear your sunglasses indoors, why would you use your regular prescription glasses outside?
Even if you aren’t a die-hard snowboarder, simply driving to and from work without sunglasses can cause discomfort. Squiting can blur your vision and make it hard to see the car turning next to you or the pedestrian crossing the road. This could easily be resolved with your prescription in an excellent pair of sunglasses.
Make an appointment with your local optometrist to get your prescription checked and then visit the optician to try on a variety of sunglass options. Always check that your lenses will block 99-100% of the damaging UV rays.
At Vision Care Centre in Langley, BC, we offer our patients a wide variety of designer sunglasses to choose from, so you will always find the perfect pair. We aim to provide options to fit both your style and budget.