What are the advantages of prescription sunglasses?

Now the sun is shining, it is especially important to wear your sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. But did you know that it is also possible to add a prescriptive lens to your favourite sunglasses frame?

But, if you’re one of the millions of glasses wearers who often find themselves squinting uncomfortably when you’re wearing your prescription glasses in an incredibly bright, sunny situation and you have to hold your hand up over your eyes to get relief, then perhaps you are silently wishing you had a better solution. Do you find yourself placing a pair of regular or clip on sunglasses “over” your prescription eyewear?

If you struggle when it gets sunny outside, then it might be time to consider the benefits of having a pair of prescription sunglasses made just for you.

Here are 3 great reasons to do so.

Crisp, clear vision in the sun

Prescription sunglasses can correct and enhance your vision when the sun is shining by helping you to avoid the need to squint, and reducing the amount of light entering your eyes.

Banish the glare

If you are more sensitive to glare rather than the brightness of the sun, then a polarised lens will help to neutralize blinding glare. Glare occurs when the light reflects into your eyes from horizontal surfaces such as roadways, bodies of water, car bonnets and in the winter, snow.

Did you know that glare is frequently cited as the cause of many road traffic accidents and that wearing the wrong type of sunglasses while driving is illegal?

100% UV protection

When sourced through a reputable vendor, whichever colour and style frame you choose, your prescription sunglasses will block 100% of the sun’s UV rays to protect your eyes from their damaging effects. UV ray damage can lead to conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancer of the eyelids and surrounding skin.

Elliot Cook, a recent patient, came in to collect his new Oakley Prizm sunglasses and provided us with the following testimonial.

“For nearly 10 years I did not have a pair of prescription sunglasses and struggled whenever it became sunny outside and I had to drive anywhere. I recently invested in my new sunglasses and they have had a massive impact on my quality of life. I used to struggle when I was driving due to the glare but now, I have no issues. The Oakley Prizms I purchased have also helped me on the golf course to correctly calculate distances and contours on the greens.”

Thankfully it is easy to choose your frames as you can either visit us in person at our practice in Radcliffe on Trent, or you can choose your frames from our sunglasses website and phone us with your choice without the need to leave your home. We can order them with your prescription lens and call or deliver them to you when they are ready.

If you are concerned about your eyesight and want to invest in a pair of prescription sunglasses, please visit or get in touch.

Ray-Ban Stockist Nottingham