The Difference between Clip-on Sunglasses and Prescription Sunglasses

March 6th, 2011 by Connie Robertson Leave a reply »

As the symbol of fashion, sunglasses are undoubtedly favored by numerous people who want to have a stylish look. Besides, sunglasses are also a useful tool to protect the eyes from the strong sunlight or harmful UV ray. However, almost the sunglasses available on the market are designed to be with plain lenses. For people who are suffering from vision problems, these sunglasses may have the function of protection but they are useless in vision correction. Therefore, some people choose to wear clip-on sunglasses while the others prefer to use prescription sunglasses in order to correct their vision and protect their eyes at the same time. Actually, both clip on sunglasses and prescription sunglasses have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Clip on sunglasses consists of two parts, namely a common pair of prescription sunglasses and a pair of clip ons without prescriptions. Such sunglasses can be used both indoors and outdoors. When you go outside, you can turn down the clip ons to protect your eyes from the sunlight and UV ray; when you come back indoors, you can turn up the clip ons and see objects through the prescription eyeglasses lens. But the clip on sun glasses may make you look bad. The prescription sunglasses have the same appearances with the common sunglasses but the lenses of former are with prescriptions which the latter are absent of. So no one knows you are wearing a pair of prescription sunglasses unless he/she is informed of this. But it is only suitable to be used outdoors.

Besides, the clip on sunglasses is always heavy in weight as it has additional clip ons. So you may feel uncomfortable and being under great stress if you wear it for a long time; while the prescription sunglasses are much lighter than clip on sun glasses. For this reason, people are more likely to choose prescription sunglasses.

No matter you choose clip on sunglasses or prescription sunglasses, do remember to ensure it’s quality since wearing inferior-quality sunglasses may do harm to your eyes.


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