Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription Sunglasses: Convenient, Stylish, and Healthy

Nowadays, prescription sunglasses are very common, and most optical stores offer several frame and lens combinations. Let Hammond Vision Center in McAllen and Edinburg help you choose the right prescription sunglasses so you end up with a pair that you'll love.

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Frames, Lens Type, and Lens Coatings

The most noticeable part of sunglasses is the frame. Your face shape, color preferences, and even your hairstyle can influence which frames you choose. It's not unheard of to get a couple of different frames to wear in different situations. Perhaps you want aviator-style sunglasses for times when you're doing active things like hiking, but you might want more stylish frames for when you meet friends for coffee.

Then there's the cosmetic aspect of lenses. Do you want mirrored lenses? Dark brown or almost black lenses? Maybe you prefer lighter lenses or even transition lenses that darken when the light gets brighter.

You'll still need an eye exam to get prescription sunglasses, just as you need for prescription eyeglasses. Be sure to tell your optometrist that you want to get prescription sunglasses. While that doesn't always affect your prescription, you can get both clear glasses and sunglasses that use the same prescription, if you have any conditions that affect how you see in darker environments, they could affect your prescription.

One thing to keep in mind about lenses that get progressively darker when light gets brighter, is that you can't control what the lenses do. If you're in a situation where you don't want the lenses to get as dark as they normally do, there's not much you can do. Transition lenses react a certain way to certain levels of light and do work very well for some people. Others just prefer to have separate lenses that stay at a consistent level of darkness.

Check out Hammond's Great Sunglasses Selection

Hammond Vision Center in McAllen and Edinburg offers eye exams and fittings for glasses. Come see our selection of frames and look at our options for prescription sunglass lenses. Call us at (956) 682-2141 (McAllen) and (956) 720-4000 (Edinburg) for an appointment.

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