How To Get Prescription Sunglasses And Still Look Stylish
In the summer, sunglasses are not just a great way to sport your unique look, but they are essential to protecting your eyes. Luckily, there are so many different styles out there that you are sure to find the exact one to perfect your preferences or even what you are wearing.
However, those with prescription glasses have a harder time picking. They often will forgo their prescription sunglasses for sunglasses that don’t allow them to see very well.
Instead, you just have to follow some simple tips to pick out the prescription sunglasses that look good on you and also will allow you to see perfectly. Whether your preferred prescription glasses are tortoise glasses or something more sporty, you will find the corresponding type of sunglasses.
In this article, we will go over how to pick the right ones.
Update your prescription
If it’s been a while since the last time you went to the optician to check your prescription, then you need to make sure that it is updated. It would be a shame to get some sunglasses with your old prescription only to find that you don’t see very well in them.
Once you’ve gotten a recent examination, ask the optician to give you a copy of the prescription. This is going to come in very handy when ordering your prescription sunglasses. Especially if you are going to do so online.
Choose the right lens material
Lenses can be made from a variety of materials that govern whether they can be thick or thin and strong or brittle. Lens index is a number that will give you an idea of what type of lens material you are dealing with. More importantly, you can figure out which sunglass lenses will be best for you based on that number.
You will be relegated to a certain lean index range based on your prescription, but you have to factor in some other things to settle on the right one. For instance, your lifestyle and type of frames will determine the lens material.
If you are doing anything sporty then you need a middle index lens that is thick and durable to withstand getting hit by a ball or if they were to fall off of you. Generally, a mid index lens will work with prescriptions of -3.00 to -3.75 and +3.00 and +3.75. Mid index lenses are also great for those that like open frames as they are durable. These lenses are made of polycarbonate.
For casual wear, a high index lens is going to give you a thin and lightweight, yet strong, lens that will work with many different types of frames.
Pick the frame
Now the trick is to pick the frame based on your lens material and index. You can’t have an open frame with a high index lens as the material is not strong enough to support the frames.
Pick the style of frame that works with the lens material you’ve decided upon based on your prescription and lifestyle.