Sunglasses Specialist
For patients who spend time outside in direct sunlight, sunglasses are an essential form of eye protection. However, if a patient has vision deficits, sunglasses available from standard retailers won’t work. Dr. Marvin Weitzman of Sorrento Valley Optometric Center offers prescription sunglasses to meet the needs of his patients. To make an appointment for sunglasses, please contact our office in San Diego, California, today.

Sunglasses Q & A

How are prescription sunglasses different from other sunglasses?

Standard sunglasses only protect your eyes from the rays of the sun. Prescription sunglasses, on the other hand, protect you from the sun and correct deficits in your vision at the same time so you can still see clearly.

What prescription do I need?

The prescription used to make prescription sunglasses is the same as the one used to make prescription eyeglasses. Dr. Weitzman determines what prescription you need based on the results of your eye exam.

How much do prescription sunglasses cost?

The cost of prescription sunglasses varies considerably based on your prescription, the frames you choose, and other factors. The staff at Sorrento Valley Optometric Center are happy to explain the cost of all of your options to you in detail so you can choose the right pair of prescription sunglasses.

What other options are available?

If you’d rather not purchase an extra pair of prescription glasses to wear in the sun, or if you don’t want to carry two pairs of glasses, you can opt for transition lenses instead. Transition lenses are prescription lenses that darken naturally when exposed to sunlight to protect your eyes and help you see more clearly.

What styles of prescription sunglasses are available?

Sorrento Valley Optometric Center offers a wide variety of prescription sunglasses to suit the needs and style of almost any patient. A member of our staff is glad to show you the options available, help you try them on, and assist with your purchase.

How long does it take to get prescription sunglasses?

After you’ve chosen a style of prescription sunglasses, a customized pair is created for you in a laboratory. The amount of time this process takes depends on your prescription and the style of sunglasses you chose. Our staff can give you a better idea of when your sunglasses will be ready when you place your order.

Does vision insurance cover prescription sunglasses?

A portion of the cost of your prescription sunglasses may or may not be covered by insurance. Consult a member of our staff and/or your insurer to learn more about the specifics of your coverage.

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