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Is it okay to wear prescription sunglasses over contacts

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: But should not be necessary if the lenses are made correctly.
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: If you have contacts on and add prescription sunglasses from the same prescription, you'll be doubling the power of the correction and likely be very ... Read More
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes....but...: Why would you need to! if the contacts are the right power, you should not need glasses. Unless you have a very high prescription that contacts cannot ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not reasonable: There are many reasons to wear sunglasses but no reason to wear prescription sunglasses unless there is a need for a prescription. Someone with norma ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
"Over" glasses. : Many pharmacies carry sunglasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses. You can try google to find a website. An example is: http://www.Su ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Clip ons: If you wear prescription glasses you have a couple of choices other than prescription sunglasses. First and best performing are magnetic or clip on s ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You won't damage your eyes but things will be very blurry!
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sun glasses: Recommended... They will in no way harm your eyes or eyesight. If you have prescription glasses, get a prescription for sunglasses.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There are prescription sunglasses.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: If your prescriptive needs are important to you that is to say if you feel uncomfortable walking around viewing things at a distance without proper ey ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Many places: Almost all places that sell prescription glasses sell prescription sunglasses as well.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
NO: You need a refraction or check for glasses which translates into a custom fitted lens for your eyes and this requires a prescription. See your ophtha ... Read More

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