If you are sick and tired of losing your clip on sun lenses, the search is over. Prescription sunglasses are the solution you are looking for. No more searching for your clip-ons or dealing with contact lenses on windy, dry days. You can wear them just about anywhere or anytime. That includes when you are driving, are at the beach, on the ski hill, on the 15th fairway or at the driving range. If you regularly wear prescription eyeglasses, you no longer have to be at a disadvantage from your 20/20 pals when it comes to style and fashion. Prescription sunglasses are now made by the leading eyewear designers so that you can look great and see great. Often these sunglasses come with polarized lenses which we will talk about more below.
Over the past several years, prescription sunglasses have increased in selection and in availability. Whether you need bifocal or progressive lenses, or want polarized sunglasses, there is something available just for you. The variety in lens choices that fit most frames is fantastic. Photo chromic lenses are really getting popular for those who wear their prescription eyeglasses all the time. This lens will darken in the sunlight and will become much lighter indoors therefore eliminating the need to have more than one pair. This is an excellent solution for anyone who goes inside and outside a lot during the day and eliminates the need for prescription sunglasses.
Prescription sunglass lenses are made from a variety of materials including high index polycarbonate, plastic and glass. The first two are the lenses of choice due to their lightness and durability. Glass is rarely used anymore because of the weight of the lenses, although it has very good optics. Most wearers are opting for the lighter products such as polycarbonate and plastic. Polycarbonate lenses often come with a scratch resistant coating which tends to make them more durable. You can get polycarbonate lenses for your prescription eyeglasses as well. Polarized sunglasses offer 100% protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. They also cut down the glare that can be dangerous especially when driving.