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High astigmatism and prescription sunglasses

Postby blindincanada on Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:28 am


I have been shopping around for prescription sunglasses, but due to my high astigmatism I've been told my options are very limited.

My prescription is as follows:

Left: Sph +3.25 Cyl -5.25 Axis 17
Right: Sph +3.25 Cyl -5.25 Axis 153

I really like Ray Ban Aviator style and Wayfarer. Would those even be options for someone with my prescription? If not, can you please recommend something similar that would work?

Also, what would the tint look like on prescription sunglasses? Does it look like the original lens? Are mirror coatings an option or is that prescription dependant?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm finding a lot of conflicting information online and even my optometrist isn't sure.

I really appreciate your response. :)


Re: High astigmatism and prescription sunglasses

Postby larumd on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Thank you for the post.

The best advice I can give you is to stay far away from curved frames. A highly wrapped frame combined with your prescription will cause blurriness and distortion.

The Ray-Ban Aviators and Wayfarers would be the best options for you as they are flatter frames.

The tint of prescription lenses will look just like the regular sunglasses. The lab can match most tint and if you have a rare one you can always send an example and they will do their best. Mirror coating will be standard as well. You can choose from solid or flash. Flash mirror coating is a quick application opposed to the solid reflective surface.

I hope that helps you! Call me at 1-800-504-5897 ext 320, we can discuss in further detail.
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