While sunglasses are usually thought of as a fashion accessory or a way to look cool, prescription sunglasses can provide important benefits for eye health and vision. If you need corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, prescription sunglasses allow you to see clearly while protecting your eyes from UV rays. 

The UV rays from the sun can damage your eyes over time if they are not protected. Prescription sunglasses filter out 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays, which can enter and damage the eyes.

Benefits of wearing Prescribed Sunglasses

Studies have shown that limiting UV exposure to your eyes through prescription sunglasses may lower your risk of developing cataracts compared to not wearing any sunglasses at all. Cataracts occur when the eye’s clear lens becomes cloudy, leading to vision problems like blurriness, sensitivity to light and glare, and decreased night vision. They are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB radiation helps prevent damage that could lead to cataracts later in life.

Another benefit of prescription sunglasses is that they allow you to enjoy outdoor activities comfortably without the hassle of taking off your regular prescription glasses and putting on contacts with sunglasses. For example, if you play sports like golf, tennis, cycling, or hiking, having sunglasses that already have your prescription built-in means you won’t have to switch between glasses and sunglasses or deal with contacts during physical activity or sweating. They provide clear, uninterrupted vision under bright sunlight or shaded areas. 

Some outdoor occupations, such as construction, roadwork, and landscaping, also benefit from prescription sunglasses. Spending long hours in sunlight means regular and consistent UV protection for the eyes and prescription sunglasses ensure clear vision while guarding against damage. Even driving long distances on sunny days is easier for the eyes, with sunglasses with the prescription needed to see road signs and traffic.

Getting sunglasses with a wraparound or full-frame design is also essential. This helps block extraneous light from entering the sides and reduces glare, which can cause visual discomfort, headaches, or eyestrain. With corrective lenses, antireflective coatings, and UV protection, prescription sunglasses offer the benefits of regular eyewear with the extra protection of sunglasses built right in.

Various ways of using prescription sunglasses in your daily use

While we associate eyestrain and fatigue with prolonged use of smartphones and computers, outdoor sunlight can induce similar issues if the eyes are not adequately shielded. Prescription sunglasses designed for light conditions and lifestyles allow comfortable use in various settings without squinting or dealing with worsening symptoms. Even things like driving long distances or spending leisure time outside enjoying sports or activities are hassle-free with sunglasses containing your prescription.

Eyecare experts recommend that even cloudy or hazy days provide around 30% of a clear sky’s UV exposure, so prescription sunglasses should be worn year-round whenever outside for prolonged periods. Optometrists at Vision Care Centre Langley can also provide different tints and shades of lenses depending on light intensity and sun exposure. 

For children, the benefits of prescription sunglasses extend beyond vision correction.  As children spend more time outdoors, engaging in active play and sports, the need for eye protection becomes even more significant. Opt for a properly fitted pair from Vision Care Centre Langley, ensuring high-quality lenses, coatings, and frames that can withstand the demands of childhood.

Explore our Vast Selection of Prescription Sunglasses at Vision Care Centre Langley!

Wearing prescription sunglasses provides eyecare benefits beyond fashion or looking cool. When shopping for prescription sunglasses, visit an optometrist at Vision Care Centre Langley, who uses only top-quality materials, coatings, and lenses to ensure maximum protection, comfort, and clear vision all day long. With the right prescription sunglasses, you can enjoy outdoor activities, sports, and life to the fullest without worrying about eye health issues or impaired vision due to intense sunlight.

Contact us today to get your new prescription sunglasses!