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There's an increasing awareness of the importance and benefits of wearing sunglasses, from slowing the aging process to protecting your eye health. Sunglasses are a must whenever you're outside. Prescription sunglasses stylishly combine protection and correction, making them a great option for people who wear eyeglasses for vision correction. Plus, Eyebuydirect's price point for prescription sunglasses makes purchasing multiple pairs an irresistible option.
Available in numerous color, shape, and size options, our frame selection is bound to have at least one pair to match your personality. Choose from different frame materials, such as acetate, wood, plastic, and metal, then spice things up with fun frame color options. Our dedicated sunglass frames page has all available options to help inspire your next purchase.
During the summer months, it’s a great idea to have a pair of prescription sunglasses for driving with the top down, reading on the beach, or relaxing in a hammock. They look good, make it easier to see, protect your eyes from UV rays, and provide relief from glare.
Rx sunglasses are a great option for people who need eyeglasses and spend a lot of time outside. Whether you're hiking your favorite trail or lounging by the pool, prescription sunglasses keep your vision clear and your eyes protected.
Lens coatings can add a variety of benefits to your sunglasses when you order from Eyebuydirect. Scratch-resistant coating can help keep your lenses looking new, and mirrored coating can help reflect bright light and give your sunglasses some extra pizzazz.
Gradient tints that gradually darken toward the top of the lens are also available. Arguably the most popular lens treatment we offer is polarized lenses. Polarized sunglasses filter certain types of light to help reduce glare in bright environments.
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We can apply a vision prescription to most of our sunglasses. When you purchase a pair of sunglasses through an optical retailer, whether online or in-store, the option to add your prescription is usually available.
Yes, you can get your prescription sunglasses polarized! There is an additional cost to having your prescription lenses polarized, which varies depending on where you buy your sunglasses.
Whether insurance will cover the cost of prescription lenses depends on what kind of vision insurance you have. It’s best to consult with your insurance carrier to determine the details of your coverage.
Most vision insurance plans cover the cost of either contact lenses or one pair of prescription glasses each year. It's up to you whether you get traditional eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses.
If you have supplemental coverage, like a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), those funds can also be used toward the cost of a pair of prescription sunglasses. Otherwise, you’ll need to pay the full cost out of pocket.
The cost to add your prescription to sunglasses depends on a few factors, including your prescription type and where you purchase the frames. When you buy sunglasses from Eyebuydirect, there's a flat rate of $20 to add a single-vision prescription to the lenses. Adding a multifocal prescription is significantly more expensive (between $109 and $129).
But the savings you get from purchasing your frames from Eyebuydirect makes it possible to add prescription lenses — even a multifocal prescription — to your sunglasses without breaking the bank.
With regard to visual clarity, yes, prescription sunglasses offer the same level of vision correction as regular eyeglasses. This is because the sunglasses are created with the exact same vision prescription that your regular eyeglasses would have. The only difference is that the lenses have a darker tint and a UV-protective coating to help safeguard your eyes from UV rays.
Keep in mind that regular eyeglasses may also have a UV-protective coating, but they don't have darkened lenses like sunglasses.
People who usually wear prescription eyeglasses are great candidates for prescription sunglasses if they also need a sun-blocking tint in their lenses. Prescription sunglasses can greatly reduce exposure to harmful UV rays while comfortably correcting your vision.
All you need to buy prescription sunglasses from Eyebuydirect is an up-to-date vision prescription from your eye doctor. After that, you can choose from a variety of lens options, including multifocal and light-adjusting Transitions® lenses.
Sure! As a matter of fact, we encourage those with a vision prescription to wear their prescription sunglasses while driving during the day.
While prescription sunnies can come in handy for any outdoor activity, driving requires especially clear and focused vision. Wearing Rx sunglasses while driving can provide distraction-free visual clarity and protection from harmful UV rays.
Wearing sunglasses while driving at night or in low-light conditions can be extremely dangerous and is not recommended. Yellow-tinted “driving glasses” are available for purchase, but research shows they may not offer much assistance.
A recent study on the effectiveness of driving glasses found that the lenses did not improve visibility for drivers. In fact, some participants said the driving glasses actually made their visibility worse.
If you have trouble driving at night or in low-light conditions, it’s best to book an appointment with your eye doctor and discuss your options.
Both photochromic lenses (like Transitions®) and prescription sunglasses have their unique benefits.
Photochromic lenses offer the convenience of adjusting automatically to UV exposure so you don’t have to change out the glasses you’re wearing when you go outside. However, they may not darken completely when you’re driving. This is due to the fact that windshields block a high percentage of the UV rays that photochromic lenses require to “transition.”
The best option for “photochromic driving” may be Transitions® XTRActive® new generation lenses. Designed with driving in mind, they are the darkest photochromic lenses in the car.
Prescription sunglasses don’t offer the convenience of automatic adjustment to sunlight, but once you have them on, you know that the level of UV protection and lens tint you’re getting is effective and consistent.
Before investing in either option, it’s important to consult with your eye doctor to help determine what the best option is for your vision and eyewear needs.
Wearing prescription sunglasses with prescription contact lenses is not recommended.
The prescription contacts already work to correct your eyesight. Adding prescription sunglasses on top of them can cause headaches and eye strain, and can even damage your vision.
We suggest buying a pair of high-quality, non-prescription sunglasses to wear on days you choose to wear contact lenses.
If you already own a pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses that you feel is a good size, you can easily find its measurements and use them to shop for your next pair.
To find the measurements on your current frames, check the area of the glasses located near your temple. If there are no measurements present, check the bridge of the glasses on the side that rests against your skin.
What you’re looking for: Your frames may have various numbers or symbols on the temples or bridge, but not all of them have to do with size.
The eye and bridge sizes are each made up of a two-digit number, while the temple size is made up of a three-digit number. Here's how to pinpoint them:
Eye size and bridge size are normally side by side, but sometimes have a little box symbol between them. The temple size can either immediately follow the eye and bridge size or may be separated by some other information.
Use these measurements to find a pair with a similar fit to what you already wear and prefer.
Don’t have a pair of frames to reference? No worries! Use our Fit & Style Eyewear Quiz to determine what frame styles, sizes, and colors work best for you.