5 Common Misconceptions about Prescription Sunglasses

Have you heard you can't get prescription sunglasses for this or that reason? Well, we've got news for you: you CAN. These are the top 5 misconceptions about prescription sunglasses—prescription sport sunglasses in particular.

1. YES, you can get prescription sunglasses with bifocals.

→You might think options for prescription sunglasses are more limited, but they're not! With prescription sunglasses, you can get most of the same perks as regular eyeglasses, including bifocals.

2. YES, you can get prescription sunglasses in progressives.

→Need a full progressive? No problem. At SportRx, we only use top-of-the-line digital progressives, meaning the quality is better and the intermediate section is wider.

3. YES, you can get polarized prescription sunglasseswith a bifocal or progressive.

→Since a polarized filter is applied as a film over the lens, it doesn't affect the prescription of the lens itself.

4. YES, you can get prescription wraparound sunglasses.

→It gets trickier with a higher Rx due to how the edge of the lens curves, but if anyone can do it, it’s us. So if you need a sports wrap, check with us. We’ll find a solution for you.

5. YES, you can get custom mirror colors in prescription sunglasses.

→Mirrored lenses are great for preventing eye strain, and you can still get them with your prescription sunglasses. Similarly to polarized sunglasses, mirrored sunglasses are made by applying a coating to the lens, and thus don't affect the actual prescription.

If you want all of the above, i.e. progressive, polarized, wraparound sunglasses with a colored mirror coating, we've got a great place for you to start.

Costa Tuna Alley Costa Tuna Alley in Black

Shop Costa Tuna Alley

A winner of our 2018 REXY Awards, the Costa Tuna Alley is a prescription, polarized, wraparound sunglass compatible with progressive and mirrored lenses. Starting to sound like it's too good to be true? Because that's not all: the Tuna Alley is also available as prescription readers and in Asian Fit to offer something to every type of customer.

You can also click this link to see all our frames that fit the same criteria. Pretty cool, right?


SportRx in a Nutshell

Founded by opticians who wanted to help people see better while doing the things they love, SportRx has specialized in custom prescription sunglasses for athletes in virtually every sport for more than two decades.

The SportRx opticians dedicate themselves to delivering top-notch customer service and will help you find exactly what you need specific to your prescription and sport. They may even play the sport you need glasses for, making the authenticity of our company unlike any other. And if you're tired of being told you can't get your favorite sunglasses in prescription, SportRx welcomes you with open arms. Our optical lab is one of the most advanced in the country and we're committed to finding solutions regardless of what the numbers on your prescription say.


Need prescription sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription sunglasses.

Ditch risky online shopping with the See Better Guarantee. Try your sunglasses for 45 days. If you’re not satisfied, send them back. Get a full refund, exchange, or credit towards a better pair. And return shipping? Covered. Get your pair of prescription sunglasses at SportRx today!