Lesser-Known EyeCare Options:

If you wear prescription glasses or contacts regularly, you’re likely aware of your options and the potential of having that prescription put into your favorite pair of sunglasses. However, did you know that you could also have your prescription put into things like ski and swim goggles, as well as wrap around sunglasses? It’s true! You’ve also likely seen a dog or two wearing sunglasses. While cute, in some instances they can actually serve a purpose!

Prescriptions for Your Hobbies

Whether you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, being able to see while you’re going down the mountain is vital. Wearing your glasses under your goggles however isn’t very comfortable and likely doesn’t quite provide you with the crystal clear vision you need in order to miss those trees. This is where prescription ski goggles can come in handy.

\When you wear your glasses in the cold, there’s always a good chance that they’ll fog, making it very difficult to see. With prescription ski goggles, the prescription lens is further away from the heat of your face, making them less likely to fog up.

If you prefer the water to the snow, prescription swim goggles are also an option. In this case, it’s impossible for you to wear your glasses in the pool but you still need to be able to see where you’re going. You could choose to wear your contacts with standard swim goggles and while this is an option, chlorinated water, salt water, or H20 from any body of water can harm your contact lenses.

Prescription swim goggles will protect your eyes from the water while allowing you to see where you’re swimming.

Safety First

Wrap around eyeglasses and sunglasses can help to protect your eyes while working outdoors or just when you need to keep your eyes safe from debris. It’s obviously important to keep your eyes safe during instances like this but it’s also very important that you be able to see clearly. This is when wrap around sunglasses can be beneficial By opting for wrap around sunglasses, your peripheral vision will remain intact and your eyes safe.

Do Dogs Really Need Sunglasses?

Maybe. While many people wear sunglasses in order to block the UV rays, it’s not as important for dogs. However, dogs that may have eye issues such as age-related cataracts or other eye diseases may benefit from some sunnies. Otherwise, it’s not necessary for your pup to wear sunglasses – but they’ll certainly look adorable!

If you have questions about prescription swim or ski goggles or wrap around sunglasses, our Clarke EyeCare Center staff is happy to help guide you in the right direction.

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