Many people have problems with their vision, and this is a trend that is on the rise. Symptoms such as halos, blurred vision, blind spots, and floating particles are not only annoying, but they can be caused by serious eye problems like presbyopia (blurriness), cataracts (halos), glaucoma (blind spots), and retinal detachment (floaters) to name a few.
Obviously I am not a doctor, but I do know that certain types of sunglasses can be helpful for certain situations or medical conditions, depending on the nature and extent of the eye problem (disclaimer: sorry, our Matrix Sunglasses are not designed to accommodate vision problems).
One is wraparound prescription sunglasses, which are essentially wraparound frames with Rx lenses (see the Twins Sunglasses for an example of this frame style). The lenses can be specially formulated to your specific vision requirements during the manufacturing process. Additionally, the wraparound style in general is highly protective, as it prevents the harmful UV rays of the sun from penetrating your eyes from the sides.
Another option is clip-on sunglasses. These are simply sunglass lenses that can be clipped on to your existing prescription eyeglasses. The clip on lenses typically offer full UV protection, and can optionally come equipped with a wide variety of additional features like polarization, mirroring, tinting, and more. Sometimes they are even hinged so they can be folded up when not in use for easy storage.
An alternative to clip-on sunglasses is flip-up sunglasses, the lenses of which can simply be flipped up when not in use as opposed to having to remove them outright. So unlike clip-on sunglasses, which must be physically removed when not in use, flip-up sunglasses can stay on your regular prescription eyeglasses all the time.
The bottom line is that if you have a vision or eye problem, you don’t have to hole yourself inside until the sun goes down. Get clip-on or flip-up shades for your existing Rx sunglasses, or have a pair of wraparound shades customized with your required Rx lenses, and go out and enjoy the sunshine!