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Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses

Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses

Choose the Right Prescription Sunglasses from NewVision Eyecare in Sammamish

Prescription sunglasses provide the benefits of both regular prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, offering increased protection over off-the-shelf sunglasses. You can use any regular prescription frames, some high-fashion frames or specially designed sports glass frames for a stylish option.

Why does my Sammamish optometrist recommend prescription sunglasses for my optical health?

Prescription sunglasses may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, they properly protect your eyes from harsh sunlight. UV rays burn the cornea and lens of your eyes, and exposure to sunlight increases your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. At NewVision Eyecare in Sammamish, we care about the health of your eyes and want to provide for all your optical needs.

Taking steps now to protect your vision from dangers of sunlight can spare you serious problems now and in the future.

What are my options in prescription sunglasses from my Sammamish optometrist?

You have a variety of options with prescription sunglasses, just like with regular eyeglasses, including bifocal, multifocal and progressive lenses. You also can choose from high-index, polycarbonate, and plastic lenses.

Other options include:

  • Polarized sun technology that works with water sports, snow sports and everyday driving. Polarized lenses meet maximum UV protection standards and reduce glare.
  • Transitions lenses that adjust from light to dark depending on the light they’re exposed to. With this type of lens, you can have one pair of glasses that will adjust to the light and provide you with the proper UV protection. Transitions also offer an option that combines this technology with polarized lenses.

What are sports sunglasses?

Consider sports glasses if you actively take part in such sports as tennis or golf. Sports sunglasses are more durable and they’re designed with your comfort in mind as you play sports. In addition to protecting your eyes from dangerous UV rays, you will be shielding your eyes from the sun and glare, which can improve your performance

Can my optometrist in Sammamish help me find the right prescription sunglasses?

Yes! At NewVision Eyecare in Sammamish, we’re here to help. We’re conveniently located at 22741 S.E. 29th. Call us at (425) 392-2196 for an appointment today.


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