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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Wear Prescription Sunglasses Over Contacts

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Please explain what happens if someone with normal vision wears prescription sunglasses?

Please explain what happens if someone with normal vision wears prescription sunglasses?

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 normal vision does not need corrective lenses and the sunglasses such a person wears should be without correction (we call this plano). ...Read more

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What should I use for sunglasses while I wear prescription glasses?

What should I use for sunglasses while I wear prescription glasses?

"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. Sunglassrage. Com/sunglasses-over-glasses/? Gclid=ckw8wu-ehbccfqfx4aodotcajq. ...Read more

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What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

PIggy back glasses: They make large sunglasses that fit over your lenses or you can use clip-ons or get prescription sunglasses. ...Read more

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Do I need prescription sunglasses?

Do I need prescription sunglasses?

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 eyeglass correction, than it can be helpful to put that prescription in a sunglass if you find that the bright light outside is best handled with sunglasses. It is certainly more convenient than a clip on sunglass. It does cost a little. ...Read more

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Where can I get prescription lenses for my sunglasses?

Where can I get prescription lenses for my sunglasses?

Many places: Almost all places that sell prescription glasses sell prescription sunglasses as well. ...Read more

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Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

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 ophthalmologist for one of these. ...Read more

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I have progressive lenses. Looking to get prescription sunglasses. Is it ok to get single vision lenses in those b/c I only need them for distance?

I have progressive lenses. Looking to get prescription sunglasses. Is it ok to get single vision lenses in those b/c I only need them for distance?

Not a problem: It is unclear to me why at age 19 that you were prescribed progressive lenses since your powers of accomodation (near vision) should be normal. Go ahead and get the sunglasses with single vision lenses which should perfectly address your needs near and far. ...Read more

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How do I find my prescription for my glasses, so I can make prescription sunglasses?

How do I find my prescription for my glasses, so I can make prescription sunglasses?

Check with your doc: You were probably given a prescription for eyeglasses when you last had your eyes examined. If you can't find your prescription, you can check with your doctor's office -- there should be a copy in your chart. (another reason medical records are useful!)
eyeglass stores often have a machine that measures the refraction of your current eyeglasses, and may be able to use this for sunglasses. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What causes pressure in my eyes when I wear sunglasses, eyeglasses and contacts and what can I do about it?

What causes pressure in my eyes when I wear sunglasses, eyeglasses and contacts and what can I do about it?

Eye strain?: Your prescription may be off. Often, an inaccurate prescription will create a pressure sensation, as your eyes try and compensate. I would recommend you have your prescription double checked by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

Shortest possible: Colored no prescription contacts are often used for costumes or just to change eye color. They should be prescribed by an eye specialists and properly fitted to minimize risk of eye injury or infection. Wearing any contact for extended periods of time significantly increases risk of injury. Never buy colored contacts on line without a prescription, you may be risking your eyesight if you do. ...Read more