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Prescription sunglasses a waste?

Postby steph746 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:57 am

I was thinking and wondering if prescription sunglasses are a waste. I assume that when you purchase prescription sunglasses the optician will make a new lens for you and basically then you are paying for the frame from the manufacturer and losing the lenses that came with them. If say you purchase a pair of Oakley sunglasses, you forgo their lenses.

If I can "get by" with wearing sunglasses while hiking, is it better to not get prescription lenses? I would prefer prescription, but I feel that it is an extra cost for perhaps less quality.

What do you all think?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Prescription sunglasses a waste?

Postby larumd on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:29 pm

Thanks for the post. Would you believe 85% of people out there do not have prescription sunglasses? It's true! RX Sunglasses give you an advantage by combining protection and correction. Not all of us can wear contacts so you will certainly need a pair of sunglasses that allow you to maintain an active lifestyle outdoors.

As far as cost; you get what you pay for. By adding better technology like polarization and AR coating you get better visual acuity. Be sure that the optician and or retailer use quality materials and coatings. I strongly recommend that the retailer that you chose is authorized and reliable. OpticsPlanet is both, check out our wide selection of Prescription Sunglasses and Eyeglasses.
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Re: Prescription sunglasses a waste?

Postby steph746 on Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:01 am

larumd wrote:Thanks for the post. Would you believe 85% of people out there do not have prescription sunglasses? It's true! RX Sunglasses give you an advantage by combining protection and correction. Not all of us can wear contacts so you will certainly need a pair of sunglasses that allow you to maintain an active lifestyle outdoors.

As far as cost; you get what you pay for. By adding better technology like polarization and AR coating you get better visual acuity. Be sure that the optician and or retailer use quality materials and coatings. I strongly recommend that the retailer that you chose is authorized and reliable. OpticsPlanet is both, check out our wide selection of Prescription Sunglasses and Eyeglasses.



Thank you for your reply. However, my main question is...overall, is it better to keep the lenses that come with the sunglasses or would the prescription lenses be of the same quality?

Thanks.
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Re: Prescription sunglasses a waste?

Postby larumd on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:46 am

You should always keep the Plano lenses if you get them from the lab you order from. You never know, your prescription may change, you may get Lasik surgery. At least you will still have the original lenses. Quality depends on the lab you choose to do business with. For example OpticsPlanet uses the largest lab in IL to produce the lenses for our designer prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses. They are made to match the quality, color and technology. In our case you will get quality, I can't speak about anyone elses practices.
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Re: Prescription sunglasses a waste?

Postby steph746 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:43 am

Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking of trying them without the prescription first and then getting lenses later. My next question therefore would be, do non-prescription sunglasses offer a little correction? I ask because it seems that when I put on any type of glasses, that things look better than without glasses at all.

Please note that I have been wearing glasses since I was 3 and never owned sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription).
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Re: Prescription sunglasses a waste?

Postby larumd on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:23 am

Steph,

When it comes to eyewear, sun or ophthalmic I say; You get what you pair for. A good brand will offer optical clarity by the way the lenses are processed and finished. This is further enhanced by coatings and the lens technology. A Serengeti and Maui Jim will out perform the $5.00 sunglasses you get at the gas station.

I hope that helps.
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