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Is it possible to fit regular sunglasses with prescription lenses at the optometrist?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sometimes: There are difference between inexpensive "fashion" frames and "ophthalmic" frames designed for custom lenses. Visit your optician and see if your frame can be pattern matched for a prescription lens.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes: Optical shops commonly incorporate your prescriptive needs into the sunglass so that you do not have to wear something like a clip on sun protection.
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