Why Get Prescription Sunglasses

UV Rays Damage Eyes

UV rays cause ten times more damage to the eyes than they do to our skin. UV eye damage is cumulative over a lifetime: everyone – children and adults – should always use protection.

Be it sunny or cloudy, UV rays are always there. Damage to the eyes can occur through direct exposure to the sun and from indirect exposure through reflections from water, windows, sand or buildings.

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

Sunglasses provide protection for the eyes, but make sure you wear sunglasses with a high eye protection factor (EPF) – 3 and 4 is good – and always look for tints that provide 100% cover from both UVA and UVB rays.

sunglasses with prescription lensesPrescription Sunglasses: A Good Investment?

Prescription sunglasses not only correct your vision, they also protect it. Our Auckland opticians strongly recommend you wear prescription sunglasses while out in the New Zealand sun.

Sure, you could just keep swapping your normal glasses for a pair of sunglasses, but it is incredibly inconvenient to keep switching back and forth, and you look pretty uncool. Wouldn’t it be nice to see where you’re going in life, read a text, do a crossword or enjoy a book at the beach?

Why Get Prescription Sunglasses?

There are many reasons for investing in a pair of prescription sunglasses.

  • Convenience
  • Safety
  • Preventative eye care
  • The look ……
    • Convenience

Rather than switching back and forth between your normal prescription lenses and non-prescription sunglasses, having a pair of prescription sunglasses is just so much easier. There’s less to carry, one less thing to lose, and your normal glasses are less likely to get scratched in your bag or when you put them down. If you’re out, you only need to take your prescription sunglasses and that’s all you need to worry about. If you need glasses just for reading, being able to see what you’re looking at in the sun is very empowering.

    • Safety

There’s an obvious matter of safety to consider if you don’t have your glasses on, particularly if you’re driving. If you are near-sighted, not wearing your prescription glasses make accidents more likely. With prescription sunglasses, you’ll see fine while you’re outdoors and keep others around you safer.

    • Protecting Your Eyes from Sun Damage

Prescription sunglasses have UV protection, which helps reduce your risk of cataracts and other kinds of sun damage affecting your vision. There are many different lens colours and tints available. Some lenses, such as Transitions® lenses, automatically adjust from clear to dark depending on the amount of direct sunlight in the environment.

    • Stylish Frames

If you wear prescription glasses, you know just how much the frames can make a difference. The same is true with prescription sunglasses. We’ll ensure you find the right frames that fit your personality and complement your face. And believe us when we tell you that your new prescription sunglasses will look a million times better than shamelessly trying to wear your sunglasses over your eyeglasses or wearing old-fashioned “clip-ons”.

Helping You Enjoy Life In New Zealand

New Zealand beaches are beautiful, and there are a lot of outdoor activities to be enjoyed year-round. We’re lucky to live in a place so sun-kissed, and we need to be careful of our eyes throughout the year, not just in summer

Prescription sunglasses just make sense if you want to make the most of being outdoors – or even lying on the window seat with a good book.

Sunglasses To Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Sun

At John O’Connor Optometrists, we stock anti-reflective clear lenses, prescription tinted lenses and polarised lenses, which offer 100% UV protection.

Our Bill Bass non-prescription sunglasses start from $189.00: cool sunglasses frame with non-prescription lenses. Most of our lenses are polarised. but we also stock a few non-polarised lenses.

Prescription tinted lenses start from $90.00 for our stock range. So, if you choose a pair of Bill Bass glasses and want your prescription lenses fitted, they will cost from $279.00: $189.00 for the frames + $90.00 for the fitted prescription lenses.

We will even give you free prescription tinted lenses* with every second pair of glasses you purchase from our West Auckland or Newmarket optometrists. How convenient! That’s two for the price of one!

To learn more about prescription sunglasses and how they can help you see clearly while protecting your vision, talk to our optometrists. You can email our Auckland Optometrists or phone the Newmarket Optometrists on 09 522 1283 or call our Henderson Optometrists on 09 836 1731.

*Single vision stock lenses in the range +/- 6.00 DS with up to -2.00 DC astigmatism.