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A Buying Guide for Prescription Sunglasses

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Warm, summer temperatures are linked to the development of eye conditions such as styes, dry eye, conjunctivitis and eye allergies. Prescription sunglasses can help you see more clearly and protect your eyes while looking stylish.

A Buying Guide for Prescription Sunglasses

In today’s post, your local pediatric eye doctor, Park Slope Eye, shares a guide for buying prescription sunglasses.


You have many options when it comes to frame styles. Most prescription sunglass frames are the same as non-prescription ones. However, there’s limited availability for certain wraparound sunglasses. Keep in mind that extremely curved frames can distort your vision.

Lens Options

Consider lenses with a photochromic tint or transition lenses. These lenses darken when you step outside into sunlight and become clear when you’re indoors. A downside of photochromic lenses is they don’t darken as much inside a car because car windshields block huge amounts of ultraviolet light. Talk with your eye doctor for a recommendation on the best lenses for you. Visit Park Slope Eye, your local provider of eyeglasses, for a wide selection of frame styles and lenses.

UV Protection

Choose lenses that provide 100 percent UV protection. Ask your eye doctor to verify whether the lens you’ve chosen provides total protection from UV rays. Another option is polarized sunglasses, which protect your eyes from glare by reflecting the light.

For your eye care and vision needs, Park Slope Eye is here to serve. Our team will help you select the best eyeglasses to accentuate your facial features. We also offer dry eye treatment, vision therapy, contact lenses and laser eye surgery. Schedule an appointment online to learn more about our products and services. We assist patients in Brooklyn, NY, and nearby areas.


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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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