Wearing prescription sunglasses is a comfortable way to correct your vision and keep your eyes and eyesight healthy.

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Prescription sunglasses offer guaranteed protection to keep your eyes healthy for years. It’s worth it to spend a little more to ensure your eyes are protected from the sun.

Talk to your optometrist about your need for sunglasses. For example, working outside for hours every day is different than water skiing regularly, but both activities require protection from the sun.

If you have a refractive error or other vision problems, your optometrist can include prescription adjustments in the lens, so you have a pair of sunglasses that keep your visual acuity good while also protecting your eyes.

What are the benefits of prescription sunglasses?
  1. Protection from UV rays, which aids in the prevention of certain eye diseases. Sunglasses protect your eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes from sun damage (and premature ageing)
  2. Not having to worry about losing magnetic or clip-on sun shields, which can be costly to continually replace
  3. Preventing eyestrain, headaches, and possible injury from wearing nonprescriptive sunglasses
  4. Clear vision in outdoor settings
  5. No more glare
  6. Convenience – no more wearing sunglasses over your prescription glasses

If you’re still debating on whether or not prescription sunglasses are worth it, talk to your optometrist about the benefits prescription sunglasses can bring to your life.

If you spend a lot of time outside in high glare environments, you might like to have a polarised tint in your prescription sunglasses.

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What do prescription sunglasses cost?

If you have private health insurance, you may be able to get a pair of prescription sunglasses with full UV protection with no or little out of pocket expense to you, depending on your level of cover.

Make an appointment to come in and find out about your options before December 31, when health insurance extras run out.