prescription sunglasses calgary

Protecting Your Prescription Sunglasses

Some people think that springing for prescription sunglasses isn’t worth the higher price. They think they’ll just lose them anyway. Instead, they buy cheap, five-dollar sunglasses at the local gas station. With a few easy tricks for not losing your unique sunglasses, however, the benefits of going prescription are significant.


Benefits of sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses have a lot of benefits for your health. Because they’re typically better made, the protective aspects of prescription sunglasses are often greater than cheaply made, non-prescription sunglasses. From UV rays to cancer, unprotected eyes are vulnerable to a lot of potential problems that sunglasses can help prevent. There are also a lot of situations where sunglasses are simply the most convenient option. They’re extremely useful, for instance, when driving long distances. Reducing glare so you can see the whole road can help keep you and your passengers safe.


Tips for not losing your sunglasses

The only complaint people have about prescription sunglasses is that they lose them and have to return to the optometrist to get new ones rather than the local Calgary mall or even gas station. With a little planning and a few changes in habit, however, the risk of losing your sunglasses can be minimal.

  • Have a designated spot for your sunglasses. If you only use them when driving or when running, have a designated spot where you keep them in your car or in your home so you don’t misplace them.
  • Make changing from glasses to sunglasses a part of your routine. For many people, losing glasses is the result of being in a rush. You have your sunglasses in your hand and put them down to grab some coffee and leave with coffee but no glasses. If you make it part of your routine to always change from glasses to sunglasses in the car, for instance, this kind of forgetfulness can be avoided.
  • Don’t buy sunglasses you can’t afford to lose. We all look a little cooler with sunglasses on, but that doesn’t mean you should buy sunglasses that cost as much as your car. If you can’t afford to lose something, you shouldn’t take it out of the safety of your home.


We at Crowfoot Vision Centre in Calgary can help you find the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses for your budget. Beyond traditional prescription sunglasses, we also carry transition lenses that can change their shade depending on the ambient light level and polarized lenses that bring out the colours around you and really make the world pop. Contact us today to find out more about these options or to make an appointment with an optometrist in our Calgary clinic.

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