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Prescription Sunglasses

Convenience, function and fashion meet in our boutique sunglasses collection

Do you ever walk out of your home or work and into the blinding sun of summer in Washington, DC – only to start rummaging through your bag for your tinted clip-on lenses that fit over your prescription glasses? Inevitably, you always find them, but after minutes of frustration. If this sounds like you, we have the perfect solution. Purchase a pair of quality prescription sunglasses from our optical store located near the White House!

We have prescription sunglasses for every eyes

No vision prescription is too complicated to be made into sunglasses. You can have mild or high nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and we’ll fit the right power lenses into your favorite sunglasses frames. Bifocals and progressive lenses for presbyopia are also a breeze. You can always trust our Washington, DC, opticians to provide you with the sharpest vision possible.

Optimize your eye health with our Washington DC sunglasses

High quality sunglasses protect your eyes against the hazardous effects of the sun’s UV light rays. In our optical store in the White House area, we stock only premium sunglasses that are certified to block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. In addition to preventing ultraviolet light from reaching your eyes, your sunglasses should also protect against the reflected glare that bounces off water, sand, and sidewalk pavements on bright, sunny days. Polarized lenses give ultimate protection against reflected rays.

Sunglasses give unlimited style

An endless array of superior sunglasses is available nowadays, and there is a pair of designer frames to complement every wardrobe and personal sense of style. We feature many designer frames in our Washington DC sunglasses collection, from many of your favorite trending names – such as Lindberg, Alain Mikli, Starck, Face-a-Face, Ray Ban, WOOW, and more. Stop by anytime to take a look!

Know your sunglasses lenses options

A range of lenses types is available for your prescription sunglasses, including high-index, polycarbonate, standard plastic, glass, and Trivex (lightweight). To learn more about all these options, speak to our optical staff and we’ll help match you with the best lenses for your lifestyle and vision needs.

An additional option is to choose photochromic Transitions lenses for your prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses react to the sun’s UV rays by darkening progressively. Once you go back indoors, they will return to their original, clear state. Transitions lenses may be ideal for people who are constantly on the move, back and forth between indoors and outdoors. One disadvantage of photochromic lenses though is that your windshield usually blocks UV rays, so your sunglasses may not darken enough while driving.

Prescription sunglasses help contact lenses wearers too

If you generally wear contacts to see clearly, you may be wondering how a pair of prescription shades can work for you. One example is when you are spending a sunny weekend at the beach, or in a dusty, windy environment. These outdoor settings can make wearing contact lenses into a miserable experience, as sand, wind, and spraying water can stick to your contacts and irritate your eyes. Days like this are the ideal time to leave your contacts in their case and wear a trendy pair of prescription sunglasses from our Washington, DC, collection instead.

Washington Eye Doctors is easy to access, located near the White House, and our friendly staff is waiting to see you! Stop by anytime to browse our contemporary sunglasses collection.