Why You Need Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription glasses are a necessity for those who need them. However, while they’re often not treated like one, sunglasses are also a necessity for your eye health. Often, those who wear glasses who also want to wear sunglasses have to go through the struggle of wearing sunglasses on top of their prescription glasses or wearing sunglasses with contacts. With prescription sunglasses though, you can combine your prescription lenses with a protective sunglasses lens and make it easier on yourself. Continue reading to find all the reasons why you should get prescription sunglasses.

The Sun is Always Out

No matter what time of year it is, the sun is always out and shining. It may not seem as bright during Fall and Winter as it is during Summer, but it’s always out and can always damage your eyes without proper protection. Even if it’s cloudy out, as many as 90% of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds, so it’s always important to remain shielded from them. Besides blocking from UV rays, having a pair of sunglasses on your eyes can protect you from debris such as sand and dirt from getting into your eyes. While it won’t protect all of these particles, it can protect most of them from getting in and irritating your eyes.


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Wearing prescription sunglasses can help prevent damage from the sun's harmful UV rays.

You Don’t Want to Wear Sunglasses Over Your Glasses

Throwing a pair of sunglasses over your prescription glasses may seem like a quick and easy fix to protecting your eyes, but is it really helping? Why try and mess with a pair of sunglasses only for them to kind of fit over your prescription glasses when you can put your prescription into a pair of protective shades. Prescription sunglasses help you ditch this problematic DIY and allow you to go back to sporting only one pair of shades at a time: prescription for home and work and sunglasses for outdoors and adventures. Don’t want two pairs? Try photochromic (transition) lenses to do the heavy lifting for your eyes outside. Photochromic lenses darken when met with bright light, so when you step outside you’ll reduce eye strain and feel more comfortable.

You Need a Pair for Active Adventures

Sure your prescription glasses could work for a jog around the block or even for fishing, but prescription sunglasses are sure to be better for any active or outdoor activity you’re planning. Like we mentioned earlier, the sun is always out, so having a pair of prescription sunglasses that will also protect you during outdoor activities is a must-have. Additionally, during fishing, kayaking, or even skiing in the winter, a pair of sunglasses (especially polarized) will help you see better because these shades will reduce glare coming up from the water or snow. 

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Prescription sunglasses are perfect for outdoor adventures as they can protect you from the sun and block glare.

You Want to Skip the Contacts

Some days, you just don’t feel like struggling with contact lenses. By having a pair of prescription sunglasses, you can go outside without worry and skip the hassle of putting in contacts. Investing in prescription sunglasses ensure you can see wherever you are and maintain protection from the sun at all times.

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Prescription sunglasses can help you have more contact lens skip days.


Whether you’re sick of putting your sunglasses on top of your prescription sunglasses or you just want an active alternative, prescription sunglasses seem like the way to go. They protect you from the sun, make going outside easier, and allow you to rock only one pair of glasses at a time. Fuse Lenses can be your partner in protective prescription eyewear. We offer a wide range of the highest quality options for prescription sunglass lenses to make sure you’re always protected and happy with the shades you decide on.

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