Sunglasses Specialist

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

Optometrists located in Lancaster, CA

Much more than just a fashion statement, sunglasses can also correct vision problems and enable clear vision while outdoors. The optometry care team at Antelope Valley Optometric Center in Lancaster, California, has been helping their patients find sunglasses that are both stylish and functional for over 30 years. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the range of sunglasses options at Antelope Valley Optometric Center.

Sunglasses Q & A

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

What are the advantages of prescription sunglasses?

Most people who wear eyeglasses do need prescription sunglasses, mainly due to the fact that placing nonprescription sunglasses on top of prescription glasses is cumbersome. Having a pair of prescription sunglasses that can be switched out with regular glasses is a much more convenient solution.

While those who wear contact lenses most of the time may not need prescription sunglasses, it’s still important to have a high-quality pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes. Antelope Valley Optometric Center has a wide range of sunglasses to meet both prescription and nonprescription needs.

Can sunglasses reduce glare effectively?

Yes. In fact, there are a couple of options to reduce glare. One is adding an anti-glare coating to sunglasses, which can greatly reduce the glare that makes it hard to drive when the sun is out.

Another option, and one that's especially popular among sports and outdoors enthusiasts, is polarized sunglasses. This type of sunglasses reduces glare and also helps mitigate the washed-out view that sometimes occurs due to being in bright sunlight.

Are darkening glasses lenses available instead of sunglasses?

For people who do not want to switch between regular eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses, Transitions® lenses can make a good alternative. When indoors, Transitions lenses are clear and function just like regular eyeglasses.

When outdoors, however, the Transitions lenses automatically grow darker to protect the wearer from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Once back indoors, the lenses quickly clear again. This transition takes only seconds and makes it very convenient for eye protection when outdoors without having to carry a pair of prescription sunglasses around.

What kind of sunglasses frames are available?

Antelope Valley Optometric Center offers hundreds of different eyeglasses frames. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Ray-Ban®
  • Oakley
  • Tiffany & Co.®
  • Coach
  • Dragon®
  • bebe
  • Guess
  • Harley Davidson
  • Silhouette®

There are also many other brands available at Antelope Valley Optometric Center sure to meet every person’s needs.

For high-quality sunglasses that provide optimal protection from the sun and can also serve as a stylish fashion accessory, schedule an appointment at Antelope Valley Optometric Center online or by calling the office directly today.