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Why You Should Start Wearing Prescription Sunglasses

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Dr. Marc Weinstein

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It’s possible to have too much of a good thing. As important as the sun is to life on earth, research in the past few decades have proven that there is such a thing as too much sun. From causing minor discomforts like sunburn, to more serious complications like skin cancer and cataracts, sun protection should be a vital part of your daily routine– including wearing sunglasses. For glasses-wearers, you’ve probably noticed prescription sunglasses while shopping for new frames but do you really need them? Yes! Here are some reasons why you should make prescription sunglasses a part of your next purchase.

They protect your eyes from the sun

The most obvious and most important reason for wearing prescription sunglasses is that they protect your eyes from the sun. If you don’t already wear sunglasses regularly, you should. As mentioned, too much sunlight can be detrimental to your health in many ways, including more visible aging in your skin around the eyes, and contribute to eye diseases. Additionally, prescription sunglasses can be immensely helpful blocking out the sun when driving. With prescription sunnies, you can shield your eyes while still seeing 20/20.

To give your eyes a break from contacts

If you wear contacts all day, every day, it’s imperative you give them a breather for better eye health. On days when you are relying on glasses, having a pair of prescription sunglasses makes it even easier to go contacts-free.

There are so many styles to choose from

Prescription glasses might have gained a reputation for being unstylish in the past, but they’ve definitely turned that reputation around. Nowadays, you can find a huge variety of styles to choose from that fits your taste. At 39DollarGlasses, any frame can be outfitted with tinted lenses that provide 100% UVA and UVB protection..

Your eye insurance may cover it!

If the expense has steered you away from purchasing prescription sunglasses, you might actually be able to get help from your eye insurance. Double check with your insurer to confirm.