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Prescription Sunglasses

A Fabulous Blend of Function and Fashion!

Do you ever exit a building into the blinding sun, only to start searching frantically for your magnetic or clip-on tinted lenses to put over your prescription glasses? Inevitably, they are at the bottom of your bag or briefcase. Sound like you? To avoid this problem, pick up a pair of quality prescription sunglasses from our optical stores in Enterprise, Luverne, Ozark, and Troy, AL.

We Have a Pair of Prescription Sunglasses for Everyone

There is no such thing as a vision prescription that is too complex for crafting sunglasses. Sunglasses lenses can be made for any vision condition, including bifocal and progressive lenses for presbyopia. You can have mild or high nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and we will fit you with a helpful pair of prescription sunglasses.

If you are a contact lenses wearer who typically puts on a pair of plano (nonprescription) sunglasses over your contacts, you may be wondering how a pair of prescription shades can improve your life. One example is when you are spending the day on the beach or in a windy and dusty environment. These settings can be torture for wearing contacts, because sand, dirt, wind, and spraying water can get into your eyes, stick to your lenses, and cause irritation. This is the perfect time to leave your contacts in their case and put on prescription sunglasses instead.

Ultimate Protection for Your Eyes

Another essential feature of prescription sunglasses is their ability to protect your eyes against the hazardous effects of UV rays. Look for a pair of sunglasses that are certified to block 100% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, including UVA and UVB. In our sunglasses collection in Enterprise, Troy, Ozark, and Luverne, AL, we only offer designs with superior protection – so you can trust that you’ll receive top protection for your long-lasting eye health.

In addition to blocking UV rays, your sunglasses should protect against the reflected glare of water, ice, snow, and sand. Polarized lenses will accomplish this.

Ins and Outs of Prescription Lenses

The lenses for your prescription sunglasses come in a range of materials, such as polycarbonate, high-index, standard plastic, glass, and Trivex (lightweight and similar to polycarbonate). To learn more about these options, speak to our optical staff and we’ll help determine the best lenses for your sunglasses needs.

An additional option is to purchase photochromic Transitions lenses for your prescription sunglasses. These lenses react to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and darken progressively in response. When you return inside, they will return to their original clear state. Photochromic lenses are often ideal for people who move between indoor and outdoor settings all day long. One disadvantage of Transitions lenses though is that the windshield of a car generally blocks UV rays, so your sunglasses will not darken sufficiently while driving.

Pick Your Sunglasses Style

An amazing and extensive range of sunglasses is currently available – there is a design to complement every outfit and individual sense of style! The cost of prescription sunglasses also varies to fit every eyewear budget. We feature many designer frames in our Alabama eye care centers, please stop by anytime to browse all of the trending options.

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