Prescription Sunglasses Specialist

Carrera Optical

Opticians located in Universal City, TX

Protecting your eyes from the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun is just as vital for your eyes as it is for other aspects of your health. At Carrera Optical in Universal City, Texas, experienced optician, Gary Carrera, ABOC, and his team can help you choose the right type of prescription sunglasses to support eye health all year round. Find out more about the benefits of prescription sunglasses by calling Carrera Optical to schedule a consultation today.

Prescription Sunglasses Q & A

Why should I consider prescription sunglasses?

The team at Carrera Optical offers a wide selection of frames for prescription sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun in the summer and through every season.

Prescription sunglasses are a good option if you need glasses to correct your vision and aren’t interested or able to wear contact lenses, or in addition to contacts for times when you prefer glasses. You can switch between the prescription sunglasses and your regular glasses when you're outside or while driving.

Prescription sunglasses also offer you added protection against the sun more than many store-bought sunglasses. They also ensure you have optimal vision in the brightest conditions, especially if you choose polarized lenses to filter glare and reflections from the sun.

What types of prescription sunglasses are available?

The team at Carrera Optical has a variety of contemporary frame styles in different sizes, shapes, and colors to cater to your personality. Once you have selected your frames, the team can help you find the right lens tint for your needs and ensure you have the correct prescription strength.

Your Carrera Optical provider can fit most lens prescriptions into sunglasses frames and may recommend specialized coatings to reduce glare and prevent eye strain. Depending on your needs, you may prefer a darker or lighter lens tint to protect you from the sun.

The team also offers Transitions™ lenses that change from light to dark when exposed to the sun, giving you protection without needing to change your glasses.

How do I order prescription sunglasses?

To design great-looking, well-fitting sunglasses, the Carrera Optical team needs your prescription from your optometrist or ophthalmologist. After a careful review of your prescription, your provider takes necessary measurements of your eyes and facial structures to determine the right frame size.

During your visit, you can also review the many lens options available for prescription sunglasses, including coatings and tints. Your Carrera Optical provider can help you find one that suits your prescription needs, your lifestyle, and personal preferences.

If you’re ready to order your new prescription sunglasses, schedule an appointment at Carrera Optical by calling the office today.