The “Hip and In” Eyeglasses for This Summer

There was a time when prescription eyeglasses were generally associated with the elderly. Prescription glasses made us think of our parents or grandparents reading the paper on a lazy afternoon.

Times have changed. If you need to wear a pair of prescription eyeglasses, it does not necessarily mean that you should sacrifice looking fabulous. Now you could find a lot of retailers carrying different frames made by different brands, and almost always you have the option to fit corrective lenses in it.

These prescription glasses are great and fashionable for when you are indoors or working at the office or even when you are out with friends at night. They do not only help you see clearly, but they are also designed to enhance your personal style. You can have several prescription glasses to match your clothes or even enhance your facial features.

But now that it’s summer, you just want to have fun. The good thing is that prescription glasses might be amped up to give you that fun, fashionable look while taking care of your eyes. And you don’t need to have separate sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses.

Prescription Sunglasses: Protection and Fashion

In fact, you could have prescription glasses made for you for the summer. Prescription sunglasses are sunglasses that have your corrective prescription in the lenses. That just means that you can now wear sunglasses that help you see clearly while also protecting your eyes from the damaging effects of the sun.

It is summer and the best protection you could get for your eyes is a pair of sunglasses. Don’t you think that it is great to be able to have something fashionable to wear while also being adequately protected?

This is a great development too. The Vision Council of America reports that around three in every four Americans wear corrective eyewear, a majority of these wear eyeglasses. So pretend that prescription sunglasses have not been invented yet. Can you imagine how many out there are walking in sunglasses but are blind as a bat? Or those walking around without adequate protection from the sun?

What’s more, you could get prescription sunglasses from leading fashion outlets. For example, did you know that Jennifer Lopez has her own line of eyeglasses and sunglasses? You can get an Alyssa sunglass or a Shannon sunglass and have it fitted with your own prescription correction built into the lenses.

Looking for established brand names? Take a look at Burberry’s BE 4090 Eyeglasses, where you could choose from a range of colors for the lenses. Perhaps you would be happier with DKNY’s DY 4064 prescription sunglasses or Emporio Armani’s 9687/S. Dolce and Gabbana, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger all have prescription sunglasses that you can get! You can namedrop as much as you like while also looking great.

For men, you can try out Maui Jim’s 212 Akamai Sunglasses, which could also be fitted with prescription lenses. Or why not go for an Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ for the ultimate sporty look? If you want a more classic appeal (think Tom Cruise in Top Gun), get the RayBan RB3025 Large Metal Aviator Prescription Sunglasses.

If budget is a concern, there are a lot of fashionable yet cheap eyeglasses that you could turn into prescription sunglasses. In fact, you can fit prescription lenses on most frames that you fancy and turn ordinary sunglasses into prescription eyeglasses. For example, Adidas has the Adivista L Prescription Sunglasses that cost only a little above the $100 mark, while Tory Burch has the TY 7012 Prescription Sunglasses that sell for around $120.

Prescription Sunglasses: Convenience

Another reason why you should get prescription sunglasses for the summer is convenience. Instead of wearing a pair of sunglasses for the beach and switching on a pair of eyeglasses for driving, you can just wear a pair of prescription sunglasses. This way, you do not have to rummage through your bag to find the pair of glasses that you need. And sometimes, the glare of the summer sun maybe a little bit too much for your eyes, and this can be a problem when driving. A pair of prescription sunglasses can help you reduce the glare while also making it easy for you to see where you are going.