The Emergence of Prescription Sunglasses |

The Emergence of Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses are becoming more and more mainstream as the technology catches up with the demand.  Although our Matrix Sunglasses are not prescriptive, the emergence of prescription sunglasses as a viable option for Rx eyeglass wearers makes them worthy of discussion.  In the not-so-distant past, wearers of prescription eyeglasses were forced to don the dreaded clip-on sunglasses in order to retain their visual acuity while at the same time protecting their eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun.  Now, this is no longer necessary.

These days, you can buy prescription sunglasses at just about every major optical retailer (for example,  This is a terrific development for people with less-than-ideal eyesight, because you no longer need to worry about carrying multiple eye accessories everywhere you go.  In fact, many prescription shades are now equipped with varifocal technology, which alters the lens properties depending on whether you are driving, reading, or working on the computer, for example.  And Rx sunglasses can actually be relatively stylish, featuring designer frames and a bunch of lens shapes and colors.  So you can actually wear these in public now without the fear of extreme embarrassment.

Prescription sunglasses are especially important to wear while driving. The glare from the road, especially when there is snow on the ground or the road is wet, is one of the leading causes of vehicular accidents.  Therefore, when you’re behind the wheel it is critical to wear sunglasses that meet the unique optical needs of your eyes.

You’ll also want to wear prescription sunglasses if you like to read outside.  When the sun is shining brightly, trying to read can put a serious strain on your eyes.  This can lead to discomfort as well as actual eye damage over the long haul.  So again, if you like to engage in this activity and you require Rx lenses, you will definitely want to start wearing prescriptive sunglasses for this purpose.

The bottom line is that prescription sunglasses are an important accessory for anyone who wears Rx eyeglasses or contact lenses (assuming you are not a recluse and you like to hang outside occasionally).  And prescription sunglasses also come in kid’s sizes, and thus they should be worn outside no matter how old you are.  And as an added bonus, these days Rx sunglasses actually look stylish (not as cool as Neo Sunglasses or Morpheus Sunglasses, but you get the point…).  Thus, you do not have to worry about looking like a total douche while wearing them!

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