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Prescription Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an important way to protect your eyes and ensure clear and comfortable vision when you are on the go. In addition to causing temporary vision loss, the sun’s bright rays can lead to long term eye damage. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can also cause sunburns on the eyes and over time, can lead to diseases such as macular degeneration.

For those who wear prescription eyeglasses, sun protection is available in a number of options including prescription sunglasses, photochromic lenses or eyeglasses with clip-on sunglass lenses. The best solution depends on your personal preferences, comfort and which option fits in best with your lifestyle.

Prescription Sunglasses

These days, sunglasses are not only highly fashionable but remarkably functional for a wide variety of activities. Sport and athletic sunglasses for example provide eye protection, reduced glare and better contrast to improve performance in a range of outdoor conditions. Individuals with prescription eyewear can also benefit from the advantages of these specialty eyewear by purchasing prescription lenses.

Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort vision (which happens for example with extremely wide wraparound lenses). Therefore if the latest pair of designer sunglasses catches your eye, there should be no problem in fitting a prescription lens to the frame.

You can also get prescription lenses in most lens materials and with most lens coatings, including polarized lenses (for glare protection), tinted lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses (for extra durability) and more.

Even for those individuals who do wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are a fantastic solution when you prefer not to wear your contacts, such as when your eyes feel dry or irritated (during allergy season or in dusty or sandy locations for example), when you are going swimming (it’s advised not to wear contact lenses swimming in any body of water due to risk of infection) or when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of contacts. Prescription sunglasses give you yet another option for comfort, safety and great vision.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses are another alternative for the prescription eyeglass wearer. These lenses darken in response to sunlight turning your regular prescription eyewear into prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses are a convenient solution for glasses wearers who find it a hassle to carry around two pairs of glasses. No matter what shape or style, you can protect your eyes and spruce up your outdoor look or your sports performance with a pair of prescription sunglasses.

WE'RE OPEN TO SEE YOU!

Edmonds Vision Center will be open on June 1 st , 2020 for routine eye care. We are happy to welcome you back to our safe, clean, and state of the art eye clinic and optical gallery. Here's what we are doing to protect your safety and health:

VIP exam - your eye exam visit is yours alone; no other eye exams are scheduled at the same time

VIP eyewear visit - your eyewear selection/fitting visit is yours alone; no other eyewear visits are scheduled at the same time

VIP service - we call/text you when ready to welcome you to our clinic door

No waiting - you are pre-checked and will fill out your paperwork online prior to your appointment so we can begin your exam immediately

No air puff - your eye pressures will be tested in a newer, gentle, and accurate way

No dilation – we recommend Optos retinal scans to check your eye health so that we may not need to dilate your pupils

Clean clinic - all areas cleaned promptly before and after ANY contact, WITH NEW air purification and ventilation measures

Safety first – we will all be wearing masks and screening for illness to protect everyone

Careful approach - staff in clean scrubs and face protection, with appropriate distancing

Clean frames - all eyewear disinfected thoroughly before and after EACH FRAME SELECTION

Flexible delivery - eyeglasses or contact lens pick-up on site or curbside, or DELIVERED to your address

Telehealth option - our doctors can provide virtual medical eye visits for you from your homeNew convenient office hours – our office is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Saturday

Our mission at Edmonds Vision Center is to provide the highest standard of eye care to individuals of all ages, with the latest technology and outstanding customer service. Our clinic succeeds when we exceed the needs and expectations of our patients. We look forward to introducing you to our experienced staff and doctors, as well as give you a tour of our clinic. You and your entire family are welcome to make an appointment with us for your eye care needs. We value your eye health!