Ever struggled to find the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that you can turn almost all of our glasses frames into prescription sunglasses – all we do is add a sun tint with UV or polarising lenses. So you can get your own pair of customised prescription sunglasses. Here’s how it works.

What are the benefits of turning prescription frames into sunglasses?

Sunshine is here, and so is the need for a stylish pair of prescription sunglasses. If you haven’t been able to find your perfect pair of prescription sunglasses that are both stylish and functional, then turning a pair of clear glasses frames into sunglasses is the route to go.

You can choose from a huge range of frames, including our designer collections, which can be different or the same as your current glasses. In various shapes and sizes, from round and retro specs to oversized, gold metallic frames, you’re sure to find a look that suits your needs, personality and style.

What sun lens treatments are available to choose from?

Sun tint and UV lens treatment

To make sure the lenses provide a good amount of sun protection, they should have a UV filter. Our sun tint with UV is designed to block harmful UVA and UVB light rays, making your lenses 100% UV resistant. The UV filter is added as part of the tinting process to ensure full protection from the sun’s rays. Once we add the filter, we always measure it with a UV lens analyser to measure its level of protection and make sure its safe. Find out more about why you need UV protection here. 

Polarising lenses

If you spend a lot of time driving, or around water (for hobbies such as fishing), you might benefit from polarising lenses. Unlike standard sunglasses lenses, polarising lenses eliminate glare from horizontal surfaces such as roads, water and snow, while enhancing the contrast of your vision. Polarising lenses provide 100% UV protection and can be easily added to whichever frames you fancy.

Learn more about polarising lenses.

Reactions lenses

If you move regularly between outdoors and indoors or don’t want to worry about forgetting your sunglasses at home, you might want to try Reactions lenses. These canchange your regular prescription glasses into 2-in-1 sunglasses, by using special technology that reacts to light. The lenses are clear indoors but become dark like sunglasses when they come into contact with bright sunlight. Reactions lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB blockage, helping to keep your eyes protected in all conditions.

Learn more about Reactions.

How to turn your chosen frames into prescription sunglasses in five easy steps

  1. Take a look through our range of glasses and find your favourite frames.
  2. Add your prescription details to your frame (need an eye test first? Let’s get you booked in).
  3. At the next step, scroll down and select ‘Sun tint and UV’ from the lens options. You can choose either grey or brown.
  4. Then just finish by selecting your lens thickness and coating (you’ll get scratch-resistant lenses at no extra cost) and add them to your basket.
  5. All you need to do next is checkout and we’ll do the rest.

You can turn almost any pair of our glasses frames into prescription sunglasses, so you’re bound to find the perfect pair for you. Browse our frames and use our virtual try-on tech  to see how they look on you. For more advice on choosing glasses, visit our buyer’s guide, or head to our #LoveGlasses blog for some style inspiration.

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