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Prescription Sunglasses in Calgary

Getting prescription sunglasses is a similar process to being fitted for regular prescription glasses, yet your sunglasses will be formulated to include a tinted layer. You can also opt for glare-resistant films, polarized lenses, as well as films that offer superior UV protection — a necessity for those who play or work in the great outdoors! You may be surprised to learn that non-tinted UV-blocking shades work just as well as protecting eyes against UV damage as their tinted counterparts. So, if you’re just looking to protect and not shade your eyes, this is another great option.

Have questions about getting prescription sunglasses in Calgary? Feel free to call Focus West Optometry for a consultation, we’d be glad to help!

Prescription Sunglasses vs. Clip-On Tinted Lenses

While clip-on shades are widely available, many patients opt for prescription sunglasses as they can be easily fitted into the many stylish designer frames available. Plus, if you’re like us, you will eventually discover that clip-on sunglasses are easily lost.

Why is it Important to the Eyes to Block UV Rays?

We all know that the excessive sun exposure can harm the skin, but less people are aware that ultraviolet light is also damaging to the corneas of your eyes. The effects are cumulative too. One common scenario of cumulative corneal UV damage may include working outside without eye protection, which would be added on top of exposure damage accrued during a sunny day at the beach in your childhood. Any type of damage to the cornea is permanent and irreversible. Remember: protect, don’t neglect!

Are there Sunglasses for Astigmatism and Other Conditions?

While the options are out there, having a high astigmatism will limit your choices. The same goes for other eye conditions that make it difficult — though not impossible — to find a suitable pair of sunglasses.

When it comes time to picking out your style of prescription sunglasses, think of Focus West Optometry. We’ll help you look stunning in the sun and great in the shade — schedule a visit, today!

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Focus West Optometry

268 Stewart Green, SW

Calgary, AB T3H 3C8


Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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