do you see the possibilities?
July 27, 2011 4:08 AM Subscribe
I need new glasses *and* new sunglasses. Help me understand the possibilities and figure out the best combination.
posted by just_another_one to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I want to buy some nice new sunglasses for the summer, and it's also time to update my regular glasses with a new prescription. I never had prescription sunglasses before, and I don't know how common that is, but if possible I'd like to have sunglasses that also has corrective lenses.
One option that I'm considering is to buy a single frame with transition lenses, but I don't know how well they work nowadays (are new lenses able to workaround the problem of not going dark when you're inside a car?)
Another option is that I wanted to buy some brand sunglasses, but is it possible to buy them and add corrective lenses? Is this recommended? Is the price of fancy sunglasses mostly in the frame, or would I be discarding a lot of money in buying one and replacing the lenses that it came with?
Are there other options that I'm overlooking? Basically I think I could do either of the following:
- 1 regular frame with transition lenses
- 1 frame with normal lenses and sunglasses with corrective lenses (if this exists)
- buy sunglasses and replace the lenses with transition lenses (?)
- ignore corrective lenses for sunglasses