Learn The Distinct Advantages Of Mirrored Prescription Sunglasses


Prescription sunglasses are convenient and allow you to wear stylish frames rather than clipping shades over your specs. When you go to your optometrist for your next appointment and order prescription sunglasses in addition to your regular eyeglasses, consider getting mirrored shades. With these glasses, a mirrored coating is applied to the tinted lenses. They have some distinct advantages over other types.

Additional UV Light Reduction

The main reasons people usually wear sunglasses are to see more easily in sunshine and to increase comfort. Polarized lenses have the added benefit of decreasing the amount of harmful ultraviolet light that reaches your eyes. A mirror coating reduces those rays even further. That provides extra protection for your eyes and also boosts your comfort level, especially on very bright, sunny days. 

Color Options

You can choose from a broad range of mirror coating colors for the fashion look you prefer. Unlike regular sunglasses with tinted lenses, you won't see the world in amber, silver, blue or any other color. You can have as bold a look for your shades as you want without viewing the world in that hue.

Fashion Statement

Mirrored lenses have always had a "cool" factor, and they've been one of the hottest trends for the past couple of years -- for both men and women. That trend is expected to continue, so your new shades will be at no risk of going out of style any time soon. 


Mirrored sunglasses provide an extra level of privacy that doesn't happen with regular shades. Other people cannot see your eyes when you're wearing these lenses. That means you don't have to make eye contact with anybody. You can keep your reactions hidden to a certain extent.

In addition, when you're with a group of people, nobody can tell exactly what direction you're looking in when you're wearing mirrored lenses. You might be facing one person but looking elsewhere. 

Another advantage involves hiding your eyes if they've become red and puffy due to a cold, allergies, lack of sleep, a bit too much partying the night before or an episode of crying. 

Find Your Best Look

As with regular eyeglasses, you're free to try on as many pairs of sunglasses as you like at the optometry clinic. As a rule, any of the frames on display can be put together with tinted and mirrored lenses. If you love your current eyewear, ask to have a matching pair of prescription sunglasses. No matter which style you choose, you'll look fashionable and feel comfortable with your new shades. 


13 October 2014