4 Tips For Purchasing Prescription Sunglasses

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4 Tips For Purchasing Prescription Sunglasses

4 March 2016
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If you have prescription eyeglasses, you should consider purchasing prescription sunglasses, as well. In order to further protect your eyes, you will want to shield them from the sun while also still being able to see clearly. Whenever you go outside or are driving during the day, prescription sunglasses can help you to do just that. Here are four tips to consider when purchasing prescription eyeglasses:

  1. Update Your Eye Examination: Before you purchase prescription sunglasses, it's important that you are getting the right prescription. If your eyesight has worsened even slightly, you won't be getting the most out of your prescription eyeglasses. So, before purchasing, visit you eye doctor to update your eye exam, which you can then bring to a specialist who sells prescription sunglasses. 
  2. Choose the Right Lens: There are three lens types that come with prescription sunglasses. It's important that you choose the right lens for your prescription. If you have a high prescription, for example, you will want to choose a high index lens. These are also a bit more stylish because of their thin appearance. You should consider polycarbonate lenses if you are an athlete because they are resistant to becoming damaged in case of impact. If you go outdoors for camping or hiking or other activities, this is recommended. Finally, plastic is the best option if you will just be wearing the sunglasses casually and you have a low prescription.
  3. ​Pay for Your Needs: Some prescription sunglass companies will charge differently than others. It's best to choose a company that will charge you for what you are customizing on the glasses instead of charging you for an all-in-one price. This will ensure that you are paying for only what you need, which can save you some money on the cost of prescription sunglasses. 
  4. ​Check the Order: Finally, before you pay for the prescription sunglasses, it's important that you check the order details. You want to be sure that the correct information is written down so that it perfectly matches your prescription. Be sure that the + or - sign is correct, which is something that many people make a mistake writing in when ordering new prescription glasses. Doing this will ensure that you don't have to deal with returning the glasses in the end and reordering new ones. 

When you follow these four tips, you can be sure that you get the most out of your new prescription sunglasses. Contact a business, such as Monroe Optical, Inc., for more information.