Nothing is better than stepping outside on a warm summer’s day and donning a stylish pair of sunglasses as you strut down the street. However, regular sunglasses aren’t much help for people who need corrective lenses. Here are five compelling reasons why you should start wearing prescription sunglasses:


Driving is a mixed bag. You want to wear sunglasses to reduce glare, but if you have vision problems you may be legally required to wear corrective lenses while driving. Prescription sunglasses are the perfect solution. They will make sure that you have the sharp and clear vision of regular eyeglasses, with glare-reducing tinted lenses. Polarized prescription sunglasses can provide added glare protection. Practice safe driving and wear prescription sunglasses.

UV Protection

We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays, but your eyes are just as susceptible. Prescription sunglasses come with high levels of UV protection, blocking out nearly 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Protect the health of your corneas, the delicate skin around your eyes, and reduce your risk of cataracts by wearing prescription sunglasses. Don’t trust the safety of your eyes to cheap knockoff sunglasses.

Transition Lenses

Having to switch from sunglasses to eyeglasses can be a bit annoying. Always having to carry around an extra pair, and what happens if you leave one behind by accident? Transition lenses solve these problems completely. The tint of your glasses automatically adjusts based on the intensity of light around you. If you are indoors, out at night, or it is an overcast day, the lenses will be clear. On bright days, the lenses will be dark and protect you from brightness and glare. This means that no matter the lighting situation, your vision is clear and your eyes are protected.

Fashion Forward

Let’s be honest, clip-on sunglasses aren’t the most stylish eyewear option, and cheap sunglasses that are basically disposable aren’t setting the fashion world on fire. Prescription sunglasses, on the other hand, come from the absolute hottest brands out there. We offer prescription sunglasses with frames from Gucci, Prada, Ray-Ban, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Kate Spade. Wearing prescription sunglasses doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style – just the opposite, in fact.

Visit Laurier Optical Innes Eye Clinic to schedule an appointment and choose your perfect pair of prescription sunglasses. Enjoy clear vision and irresistible summer style.