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How to Use Privado Frames for Prescription Lenses

Eyewear can be a great style accessory, adding a pop of color to a look or making a statement with bold frames. Yet, if you wear glasses to help you see clearly, you may feel like they’re the furthest thing from a fashion item. It can be challenging to find frames for prescription lenses that fit your face and your sense of style, not to mention ones that offer protection from harmful UV rays and blue light. 

If you’re searching for a way to bring fashion and function together in your prescription glasses, Privado has what you need. You can choose from a variety of styles, shapes, and colors and get stylish sunglasses or blue light glasses that fit your prescription. Getting new lenses in existing frames from Privado can open up a new world of style and protection. 

Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses

The damage caused by UV rays is well known. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays can increase your risk of ocular issues like cataracts, macular degeneration, or painful sunburn on your corneas. It’s also linked to increasing wrinkles and cancer around or in your eyes. In short, you don’t want to be without eye protection if you spend time outside, even in the winter.

With sunglass frames for prescription lenses, you get the UV protection you need without having to fuss with clip-ons or layer sunglasses over your glasses. Even wearing contacts can be troublesome, drying out your eyes on harsh winter days or in the whipping winds of summer and spring. Prescription sunglasses can protect your eyes from the elements while giving you the clear vision you need. 

Adding new lenses in existing frames also means you can select the exact lenses you want. You may want to consider transition lenses to offer continuous UV protection indoors and outdoors, or you can choose a tint for your glasses. 

  • Brown lenses are some of the most common lenses found in sunglasses. These lenses can help with depth perception and help ease eye strain. Brown lens sunglasses can also help reduce glare and increase contrast. 
  • Grey lenses are quite popular and known for reducing glare from bright light, especially sunlight reflection on water. Grey lens sunglasses are ideal for boating or fishing and are equally effective on cloudy or sunny days.
  • Yellow/gold lenses may seem like they’d be less effective given their light color, but they are the top choice for most athletes. Yellow or gold lenses increase depth perception, improve object visibility, and brighten vision while blocking UV rays. 
  • Blue/purple lenses work best in snow, mist, and fog. These lenses make it easier to perceive color contracts and have some of the best anti-reflective properties. 

When you’re looking at frames for prescription lenses, talk with your eye doctor about which tint is best for your lifestyle. Once you know the best lenses for you, take a look at the Privado collection so you can step out with stylish sunglasses and the height of UV protection. 

Woman wearing stylish blue light glasses

Benefits of Prescription Blue Light Glasses

UV rays aren’t the only waves that can be damaging to your eyes. Blue light, which emits from your computer, phone, and other mobile device screens, may also cause eye issues. While the effects of blue light are still being studied, there is evidence that prolonged exposure to blue light can increase eye strain, cause blurry vision, and dry out eyes. Blue light exposure may also affect sleep by halting melatonin production and adversely affecting circadian rhythms.

If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, you will benefit from adding new lenses in existing frames that protect against blue light. Talk to your eye doctor about adding blue light protection to your prescription lenses, then browse Privado’s frames to get your own designer blue light glasses.

Getting Frames for Prescription Lenses with Privado

With so many benefits to adding new lenses in existing frames for sunglasses and blue light glasses, it’s no wonder so many turn to Privado for beautiful, handcrafted frames. All of our frames are hypoallergenic, durable, and stylish — a combination that’s tough to find. Adding your lenses to our frames is easy: all of Privado’s frames are for prescription lenses. Simply find the frame you love and bring it to your eye doctor for custom lens fitting. 

Our affordable sunglasses and blue light glasses come in a variety of styles, including square, round, aviator, and cat eye. Whether you’re searching for a classic look or something bold, Privado’s frames for prescription lenses will be something you love to wear. And you don’t need to wait to get your hands on your Privado glasses - all of our frames ship for free in five days or less in the United States. 

Browse our sunglasses online and virtually try on a pair to find the right frames for your prescription lenses today. 

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Author Bio

Laura spent nine years as a police detective before she decided to leave the force and follow her dreams of starting her own eyewear business. Privado Eyewear was founded in 2020 and specializes in providing masterfully crafted luxury eyewear designs at affordable prices. Laura’s commitment to gender-neutral styles and quality craftsmanship ensures that Privado consistently delivers top-quality products everyone will love.