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Posted on 06-28-2018

Total Eyecare Offers Advice on Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses

Many of our patients with refractive errors ask about prescription sunglasses that allow them to see clearly, while still protecting their eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays from sunlight. At Total Eyecare in Elko, NV, we can ensure that you have the right prescription sunglasses for your unique needs.

Two women wearing prescription sunglasses

Prescription Sunglasses with UV Protection

Prescription sunglasses are sunglasses whose lenses have been ground to your own vision prescription, just as if you were wearing regular eyeglasses. However, the lenses are also tinted and given a treatment that filters out UV rays that can damage your eyes. Prescription sunglasses provide clear vision for recreational activities, work activities and for driving, so you can fully enjoy being outdoors.

Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses

If you usually wear eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses will ensure you can see clearly, with your correct vision prescription, whenever you are outdoors. You don’t have to wear unattractive, clip-on sunglasses. Even if you wear contact lenses, having prescription sunglasses will allow you to see clearly for driving and outdoor activities, when you aren’t wearing your lenses. Prescription sunglasses with UV protection ensure your eyes are not damaged by ultraviolet rays from the sun, which can contribute to the development of cataracts and other eye problems.

Types of Prescription Sunglasses

You can find a wide range of sunglass types and styles for your needs. Almost any shape or style of regular eyeglasses can be used for sunglasses. You can also choose how dark the lenses should be for your comfort. UV protection is an important feature for eye health. Anti-fogging and scratch-resistant coatings are also available.

Make Total Eyecare Your Optometrist in Elko, NV

Our optometrists utilize their years of experience in optometry to ensure the highest quality optical care for patients in Elko, NV and surrounding communities. With individualized attention and state-of-the-art equipment, we can ensure your prescription sunglasses provide the protection your eyes need. Contact Total Eyecare today at 775-738-8491 for an appointment to discuss how prescription sunglasses can help ensure good vision outdoors and protect your eyes from hazardous ultraviolet rays.

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