5 Things You Didn't Know about Prescription Sunglasses

As the weather warms up and the sun gets stronger, make sure your eyes are prepared with some prescription sunglasses! They combine the benefits of both sunglasses and eyeglasses by keeping your eyes protected and letting you see clearly. Tired of finding yourself trying to wear your sunglasses over your eyeglasses? Prescription sunglasses—also called Rx sunglasses—are perfect for driving, soaking up some sun, and even sports.


Table of Contents

1. Why Buy Prescription Sunglasses?
2. 5 Things You Didn't Know about Prescription Sunglasses
3. Can You get Prescription Sunglasses Online?


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Why Buy Prescription Sunglasses?

If you don't already own a pair, you may be unclear on the benefits. We'll run through a list of a few.

Optical Clarity: First and foremost, Rx sunglasses are tailored to your prescription and help you see clearly even in bright daylight. No more squinting in the sun!

Eye Protection: Sunglasses help eliminate UV and blue light, both of which hurt your eyes and cause eye fatigue. Most of our frames offer 100% UV protection and partial blue light protection while also shielding you from dust, insects, and dirt particles. What's not to love?

Contact Issues: Have your contacts become a hassle or expense? Rx sunglasses are a great option for when your eyes are getting dry or you just need a break from dealing with contacts.

Convenience: They're two pairs of glasses in one! You won't need to wear non-prescription shades over your daily glasses or deal with contacts or clip-ons.

Fashion Accessories: Sunglasses are a statement and give you an opportunity for self-expression. With the wide variety of styles and brands we sell, you'll find the perfect pair for your face shape and sense of style.

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5 Things You Didn't Know about Prescription Sunglasses

1. You can get them with bifocals.

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

2. You can get them 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. You can get them polarizedwith 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. 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. You can get custom mirror colors.

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.

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Can You Get Prescription Sunglasses Online?

You sure can! It's easier than you think. For more info, check out our tips on buying glasses online.

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!

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