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What are the biggest benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses?

December 13, 2021

Sunglasses are worn as accessories, but they offer a ton of other benefits in addition to making you look dapper. The best part is that enjoying the luxury of shade on a bright sunny day does not mean that you have to compromise on the convenience of clear vision. You can wear stylish designer prescription sunglasses and go about your day without worrying about blurry vision.

Let’s look at some of the biggest benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses.

1. They provide enhanced protection from irritating glare/reflections

Don’t you just hate it when you’re driving or walking down the road and the glare from the sun messes with your vision? Sunglasses help reduce glare so it’s easier to see and move around when outdoors. They also help diminish light reflections from the sun, bright headlights, and shiny surfaces.

2. They can reduce the chances of getting eye disease

Just like your skin, your eyes can get sunburned (photokeratitis), which in turn, increases the chances of developing eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. The retina is delicate and can get damaged from too much exposure to direct sunlight.

Prescription sunglasses generally have full-spectrum UV protection to shield your eyes against damaging UVA/UVB rays. Without this protection, high-energy visible light rays can affect your eyes and burn the surrounding skin. Just as you wouldn't want to walk around on a hot sunny day without sunscreen, make sure your eyes are protected as well.

3. They can help reduce signs of aging

Prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles, and other signs of aging. Sunglasses protect the skin around our eyes and can reduce the damaging effects of the sun.

Many people spend a ton on expensive cosmetics to look younger and reduce the signs of aging. Wearing prescription sunglasses may be a much more affordable solution.

4. They’re a better option than contact lenses

Wearing contact lenses and sunglasses together can be super inconvenient. Prescription sunglasses alone can provide you with the advantages of both — clear vision and enhanced UV protection.

They make for a more attention-grabbing fashion accessory too. Sunglasses enhance your facial appearance, and unlike contacts, you don't have to go through an elaborate process just to wear or remove them.

5. They give you the freedom to choose your own style


There are no limitations when it comes to frame and lens shape selections for your sunglasses. Choose the perfect shape, size, and color that best suits your preferences and make this everyday accessory your unique style statement.

For the ideal configuration, we generally recommend aviator-style sunglasses because they offer clear vision in all directions. This makes them more comfortable to wear than power glasses with extreme curves.

Get your prescription sunglasses at Raffy’s

At Raphael Opticians, we are your number one source for prescription eyewear in White Plains, NY. We custom make sunglasses for any prescription using special, scratch-resistant polymers. The result is a stylish, durable, and perfectly-fitted pair of sunglasses that can serve you for years to come. Choose from a vast array of frame choices from popular brands, such as Max Maara, Silhouette, Koali Morel, and more.

We pride ourselves on being open and honest with our customers at all times. This means that if for some reason you can’t get the eyeglasses that you need from our shop, we’ll point you in the direction of other shops you can check. That being said, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect prescription eyewear here at Raffy’s.

Customers keep returning to us because of the quality of the work that we do. Doctors are also happy to recommend us because unlike other businesses that view eyeglasses as a retail product, we treat them as a medical device designed to improve the style and vision of our customers.

Contact us for a consultation

Wearing prescription sunglasses comes with some amazing benefits and our experienced opticians at Raphael Opticians are here to help you take advantage of them all. Schedule your appointment today and let us help you make the perfect prescription sunglasses.

Call us at 914-949-0575 or reach us through our contact form to get started. If you live in the White Plains area, come visit us at 337 Mamaroneck Avenue, 10605.

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