A 50-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to fit regular sunglasses with prescription lenses at the optometrist?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 21 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.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Ophthalmology 52 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.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 13, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.