How to get prescription sunglasses

Buying prescription glasses online is easy. With a script from your eye doctor, have fashionable lenses and quality frames shipped directly to your door.

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How to get prescription sunglasses online

Say goodbye to pushy sales associates, limited frame style options, and hiked-up retail costs. 39dollarglasses.com is the fun, affordable, and intuitive way to buy prescription glasses online!

To get started, simply enter your prescription strength, lens type, plus any custom options you want to add. You can even try your new shades on using our easy-to-use ExactFit™ virtual technology, so you can see exactly how your new specs will look on you before you decide to buy them.

Benefits of buying online

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Our dedicated team of skilled, passionate, and professional eye doctors uses the same high-quality materials as more expensive retail options—but at a much more affordable cost.

Plus, with free return shipping and our worry-free warranty, you can feel more than confident when ordering your new prescription sunglasses online.

How much are prescription sunglasses

The digital age is coming in fast! More and more online companies are starting to see that vision is more of a necessity than a luxury. But, who can you trust when shopping online for Rx sunglasses? How much does it cost to purchase the prescription sunglasses of your dreams—without sacrificing trusted retail quality?

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At 39dollar glasses, we’re able to offer:

Low-cost professionally crafted prescription sunglasses.
Custom crafted in our lab located in Long Island, New York.
We don’t have to worry about retail overheads or expensive displays so we can pass these savings on to you!

At 39dollar glasses, we’re able to offer low-cost professionally crafted prescription sunglasses because all of our eyewear is custom crafted in our lab located in Long Island, New York.

This way, we don’t have to worry about retail overheads or expensive displays so we can pass these savings on to you!

Where to buy prescription sunglasses

We think buying sunglasses should be simple and hassle-free, don’t you? When you shop at 39dollarglasses.com, purchasing prescription sunglasses online has never been easier.

39dollarglasses is a popular and reasonably priced method for people to purchase high-quality, finished prescription sunglasses with confidence

When you trust us with your vision, you’re not just buying a great pair of durable and high-quality prescription sunglasses—You’re also supporting:

Are prescription sunglasses worth it?

Prescription sunglasses are very important for keeping your eyes protected from harmful UV rays which can protect your vision from becoming more severe. They also allow you to see clearly on sunny days, without having to don the “layered” look of sunglasses on top of your regular eyeglasses.

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However, they sure can be expensive these days! On average, prescription sunglasses can cost anywhere between $100-$500 or more. If you’re like a lot of people and have a set budget, there’s a chance they might not be compatible with your current prescription by the time you can order them.

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This struggle is a thing of the past when you buy online

Plus, when you buy prescription sunglasses with 39dollarglasses you can look forward to other great benefits like:

100% UVA/UVB

100% UVA/UVB protection and scratch-resistant coating included in every pair


For function or for fashion, we have a range of “must-have” frames for any style


Made-to-order prescription sunglasses expertly assembled in the USA


Durable construction with a lightweight, comfortable feel


Fashionable tinted lens options to take your look to the next level


Low-price, high-quality products with super fast shipping!

Can you put prescription lenses in sunglasses frames

Some people say that having a great pair of sunglasses is almost as important as having your everyday wear prescription frames—So why not have both? If you want to have clear vision while also protecting your eyes from the sun, there are hundreds of sunglass frame options for your prescription lenses on 39DollarGlasses.com

Found a really great sunglasses frame that you want to use for your regular prescription lenses? No problem! Re-lens your favorite frame in 3 easy steps:

Can you wear prescription sunglasses with contacts

It's not recommended, but unless you're driving or working with potentially hazardous equipment, it’s probably not going to do harm. However, in almost all instances you’d be better off with a non-prescription pair.

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Your glasses and contacts are fully correcting your refractive error. Wearing prescription sunglasses on top of your contacts would be like wearing two pairs of your glasses, one on top of the other. You’d be making your vision worse. There’s also a good chance that you’ll get eye strain or headaches.

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There are specific, less common instances when wearing prescription sunglasses over contact lenses is the plan from you and your doctor

For example, many with light to very moderate astigmatism have been prescribed contact lenses that don’t correct astigmatism, with the idea that the vision is usually good and safe enough without it. Then you might have a pair of prescription sunglasses that are designed to go over your contacts to correct that astigmatism, especially for driving. In this case, a clear pair with that same prescription would be worn over contact lenses at night.

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In all unusual cases like this, where the same answer doesn’t apply equally to everyone, it’s best to consult your eye doctor.

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How dark can prescription sunglasses be

We get it. Stepping into the sun wearing stylish shades with lenses black-as-night doesn’t just make you look like a rock star -- it makes you feel like one. Still, sometimes there’s a limit to how dark you can go when it comes to prescription sunglasses.

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Blocking the sun is important, but not as important as protecting your eyes

A lot of people think that the darker the shades, the more protection they offer. This simply isn’t true unless those shades are also UVA/UVB protected and polarized. So, if you want to have the darkest prescription shades possible and still protect your eyes, it’s important to make sure your lenses offer 100% UV protection. At 39dollarglasses.com all our lenses come with scratch-resistant coating and 100% UVA/UVB protection at no additional cost.

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So whether your time outside is mostly spent driving to work, playing sports, or lounging in the sand on beach days—switching from your prescription eyeglasses to your Rx sunglasses will completely change how you experience the beauty of the great outdoors!

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How to tell if sunglasses are prescription

Prescription sunglasses may be fashionable, but they also help block out harmful solar rays that can damage your eyes or cause eye pain and fatigue. But how do you know if a pair of sunglasses are prescription or not? Usually, there will be some major clues that will help you to know if your sunglasses have a prescription lens.

Some of the most obvious signs that will help you tell if sunglasses are prescription are:

Where can i take my sunglasses to get prescription

We all have that one “go-to” pair of sunglasses that we can’t bear to part with no matter how many other frames we own. What if you could make them even more useful by getting them fitted with prescription sunglass lenses? 39dollarglasses.com makes it easy, affordable, and fast! So you can get back to rocking your favorite sunnies all day long while enjoying crystal clear vision too.

Re-lensing your favorite frames is simple and convenient

We are proud to offer a lens replacement program at the same unbeatable savings as our complete pairs!

Just send in your frame and we'll replace your lenses for you. In the unlikely event that we are unable to replace your lenses due to frame incompatibility or other issues -- we will notify you, cancel your order, and issue a refund.

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When you use 39dollarglasses.com, it’s easy to re-lens your favorite sunglass frames:

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Describe your frame (metal/plastic, frame color, shape, unique attributes)

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Enter (or upload) your Rx and choose a lens package

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Place your order and send in your frames for re-lensing

Are prescription sunglasses fsa eligible

FSA, also known as flex accounts or flexible spending accounts, can be a great way to help you pay for out-of-pocket medical costs --including prescription glasses--while also enjoying some tax-free benefits for your purchases. But, are prescription sunglasses FSA-eligible too? Yes, they are!

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If you have an eye prescription, you may be eligible for FSA funds to help you pay for prescription sunglasses as well as regular prescription glasses. To be eligible, you need to obtain a recent prescription from your eye doctor. The prescription must be for correcting vision problems or for another medical condition where corrective lenses are needed.

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FSA accounts are usually funded by your employer. For details about your company’s FSA, including how to sign up, ask your employer or visit healthcare.gov for more information.

Can any sunglasses be made prescription

In most cases, you can simply fit your favorite sunglass frames with prescription lenses. At 39dollarglasses.com, it only takes 3-steps to turn your favorite sunglasses into a quality prescription pair.

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However, there are some limitations depending on the style and overall shape of your sunglasses. The quality of your frames is also an important factor in whether or not your sunglasses can be made prescription. For example, if the frames are older or damaged, they may not be durable enough to support your prescription lenses for very long. Likewise, certain fashion sunglass frame styles such as those with only one continuous lens can be hard to create prescription lenses for.

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All in all, most sunglass styles can be made into prescription lenses

The best way to know if your frames are eligible is to order new lenses with the “Re-lens your frames” program at 39dollarglasses.com. The process is quick and hassle-free. However, if the frames aren’t in the right condition or if we’re unable to replace your lenses for any reason, we will notify you, cancel your order, and issue a full refund.

Can mirrored sunglasses be made prescription

Mirrored lenses in your sunglasses can be a fashionable and functional way to keep the sun’s harmful rays out of your eyes, but can mirrored sunglasses be prescription glasses too? Absolutely. When you shop for mirrored prescription sunglasses at 39dollarglasses.com, you’ll be guided through the order customization process where you can choose from our mirrored and polarization options to help you craft the perfect pair in no time.

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Our mirrored sunglass tint comes with lens polarization and full spectrum UVA/UVB protection, so you can look great and enjoy excellent vision at the same time.

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Can prescription glasses be turned into sunglasses

Can prescription glasses be turned into sunglasses? Yes! In fact, when you choose the “re-lens your frames” option on 39dollarglasses.com you can choose from a range of fully customizable features such as:

Re-lensing your favorite frames is simple and convenient. Just send in your frame and we'll replace your lenses for you. In the unlikely event that we are unable to replace your lenses due to frame incompatibility or other issues -- we will notify you, cancel your order, and issue a refund.

Can prescription sunglasses be polarized

Can prescription sunglasses be polarized? Absolutely--and your eyes will thank you for it, too!

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At 39dollarglasses.com, all of our prescription sunglasses are already fitted with standard 100% UVA/UVB solar protection--but if you really want to protect your eyes from glare and sun damage, our ULTIMATEVIEW™ polarized lenses are a must-have.

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Our polarized lenses are carefully treated with a special chemical filter, allowing them to fully eliminate reflective horizontal light penetration into your eyes

These reflective glares are potentially damaging light beams that reflect off surfaces with a higher intensity. You might have noticed this type of glare on bright sunny days near water, on white sidewalks, or while driving home during rush hour. Polarized lenses cancel these beams out to help you see more clearly while reducing glare. Plus, they give your existing UV-protected lenses an added touch of luxury.

With 39DG ULTIMATEVIEW™ Polarized sunglasses, you can view the great outdoors with crystal clear precision or drive more safely when the sun is at its most fierce.


Polarized lenses can be applied to any lens without affecting your prescription and can make a huge difference in preventing eye strain and fatigue, especially with those who are more sensitive to light.

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