Consider bifocal driving sunglasses. Your prescription driving sunglasses are already very good to you. They protect you from dangerous glare when driving and act as a stylish accessory for when you are outside of the car. The best part? You don’t have to pick between prescription lenses or sun protection. Adding bifocals to your prescription sunglasses is perfect for those who need some extra help with seeing close up, both on and off the road. Here is a list of why you should considering getting yourself a pair of bifocal driving sunglasses.

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1. Driving Sunglasses are Your Best Friend on the Road

Besides bad drivers, the sun is your worst enemy when you are driving. If sunlight is not shining directly in your eyes, it is reflecting off another car and glaring right into your eyes. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it is also hazardous and can cause car accidents. Wearing sunglasses dims the bright sunlight. Polarized and anti-glare sunglasses provides a little more protection from the glare shining in your eyes.

2. Can You Use Reading Glasses for Driving?

Reading glasses are great to use when you need to see what is right in your hands, like a book or phone. However, they should not be used all the time, especially for an activity that uses mostly distance vision, like driving. Prescription driving sunglasses correct your vision to help you see what’s on the road. If you need extra help in seeing close up, bifocals provide just the right amount of magnification you need to see what's in front of you. This can help you accurately read the dashboard while you are driving or when you pull over to the side of the road to check out a map.

3. Can You Drive with Bifocals?

Absolutely! Bifocals are on the bottom of your lenses. They will stay out of your way as you drive so you can properly view the road. Some people do find the sudden change in magnification to be a bit jarring. If you are looking for a smoother transition lens, consider progressive lenses. These lenses go from your prescription to readers smoothly in three viewing areas: distance, intermediate, and near. Just keep in mind the limited peripheral vision with progressive lenses, which simply means some extra head-turning to check your blind spots.

4. No Need to Bring Extra Eyewear on Your Road Trip

When you are out on the road, the last thing you want to worry about when you shove all of your supplies into your trunk is whether you remembered your reading glasses. And you need those glasses to look at the dashboard, read your maps, and even once you are out enjoying recreational activities, like going fishing or camping. Instead of switching out your sunglasses for your readers just to see what is up close, you'll have your bifocal driving sunglasses. These will help you fight the bright lights on and off the road while magnifying what's tough to see, all in one nifty little package.


So if you find yourself frustrated with switching your lenses out on the road, fear not. Bifocal driving sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun while providing extra protection against the glare you see on the road. Also, the extra magnification on the bottom of the lenses will replace your need for an extra pair of readers to help you see what is close to you.

Get Prescription Driving Sunglasses at SportRx

Need help on deciding what pair of driving sunglasses are right for you? Check out our guide on picking your own pair or contact our opticians for an extra helping hand on your bifocal journey. Enjoy your next road trip sporting a fresh pair from our Driving Sunglasses collection.

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