Dr. Sophia Barnes voted Best Optometrist By ThreeBestRated.com!

Prescription Sunglasses Specialist

Vision Corner

Located in Uptown Plaza, Uptown, Galleria, River Oaks, River Oaks District, Afton Oaks, Highland Village, Upper Kirby, & Houston, TX

If you need corrective lenses to see, you can choose a stylish pair of prescription sunglasses at Vision Corner in Houston, Texas. Sophia Barnes, OD, provides comprehensive eye exams, and her team can help you choose the best frames and lenses to suit your lifestyle and taste. Call Vision Corner or schedule an appointment online today for your prescription sunglasses.

Prescription Sunglasses Q & A

What are the benefits of prescription sunglasses?

Houston has more than 200 bright sunny days every year. If you need corrective lenses and prefer glasses, this could lead to a lot of squinting and headaches. 

Investing in a pair of stylish prescription sunglasses that include UV protection provides several benefits, including:

  • Sharp, crisp vision
  • Comfortable fit
  • Optimal sun protection
  • Protection from glare and blue lights
  • Reduced risk of eye disease
  • Reduced risk of sun damage to the skin around your eyes

Vision Corner offers a variety of frames and lenses for prescription sunglasses. In addition to several different tints, you can also choose polarized or nonpolarized lenses. 

The team provides Xperio UV® polarized prescription lenses. These offer optimal outdoor vision, so you see brighter colors and sharper details. Xperio lenses are easy to clean and scratch-resistant.

What is the process for getting prescription sunglasses?

Getting prescription sunglasses is very similar to selecting a new pair of eye glasses. You have an appointment with the team so they can assess your visual acuity and adjust your prescription as needed. 

Your provider also checks your eye health for signs of disease like glaucoma, retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts. 

Then, when you have a current prescription, you meet with the optical team who helps you choose frames and lenses. 

You need to think about what you plan to do while wearing your prescription sunglasses. For example, do you need them for outdoor sports, or do you want to keep them in your car for when you drive? 

The optical team can help you select flatter frames that protect your eyes and the delicate surrounding skin. They provide advice and information about polarized and nonpolarized lenses, as well as the best tint to meet your needs.

Why should I protect my eyes from the sun?

UV rays aren’t just harmful to your skin. They can also contribute to eye diseases, including:

  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Pterygium
  • Photokeratitis (corneal sunburn)

Over time, extended exposure to UV rays and untreated eye disease can deteriorate your vision and eventually lead to blindness. 

If you’re interested in prescription sunglasses, call Vision Corner or make an appointment online today.