How to order a pair of prescription sunglasses

If you’re looking for a pair of prescription sunglasses, you’ve come to the right place! Not only do we have an extensive range of frames, we also offer a wide variety of ways to customise your sunglass lenses. Because we want to break things down so that you'll be able to easily navigate our store, we’ve put together this little guide on ordering prescription sunglasses. Below, you can read all about our range, our customisation options and more!

Pick from a wide range of possible sunglass frames

It’s no secret that when it comes to eyewear, we want to offer the best of the best. We have thousands of different models in stock, all from world-renowned brands! So, where exactly do you start if you’re looking for some prescription sunglasses? Well, first of all, it’s important to know that the process for ordering prescription sunglasses requires you to fill out our prescription eyeglass lens order form (but we’ll elaborate on this a bit further down). This leaves you with two options: either you can browse our range of normal eyeglass frames and have them equipped with prescription sunglass lenses, or you can take a look at our range of prescription sunglass frames and do the same with one of those. The only thing to note regarding the latter is that not all of our sunglass models can be fitted with prescription lenses. Luckily we’ve set up a wide selection of sunglass frames that do offer this option. So, you’re sure to find your favourite frames in no time. Most of our eyewear can be tried on using our virtual mirror. This allows you to accurately check if the glasses suit you or not before you commit. Go ahead and discover what we have in store for you.

Adding prescription sunglass lenses to your frames

Once you know which frame you want, it’s time to add prescription lenses. Entering your prescription and navigating our order form may seem a bit daunting at first, but we’ve got you covered. Just follow a few simple steps and before you know it, you’ll have successfully completed your order. You can even send us a picture of your prescription so that our specialists can take care of the rest, without you having to struggle with entering your values yourself.

Since you’re reading this guide, you’re most likely only interested in prescription sunglass lenses. That’s why - once you’ve selected which type of glasses you need and have entered your prescription - you need to select “sunglass lenses” in the final category of our order form, under “special features for eyeglass lenses”. This is where you lock in and customise your prescription sunglass lenses.

Get to customising your sunglass lenses

Now it’s time to really make your prescription sunglasses your own! Here’s how you can further customise them:

Select sunglasses lenses
Select your tint intensity and base lens colour

Based on how dark you want your prescription sunglasses to be, we offer you the choice of a 50, 75, or 85 percent tint. Eighty five percent tinted lenses are the equivalent of normal sunglasses in terms of how dark they appear. So if you’re aiming for a standard sunglass lens, pick 85%. If you’re looking for something lighter with a more casual urban feel, pick any of the other intensities. Here’s an idea of how the different tint intensities look:

Sunglass lenses colours

For your lens base colour, you can choose from either brown, grey, or green.

Get polarised sunglass lenses

This feature is only available for lenses with an 85% tint intensity but if you want prescription sunglasses with polarisation, we’ve made this available for you! Polarisation is a special filter that only allows vertically-oriented light to pass through, meaning it eliminates and absorbs horizontally-oriented light. This stops annoying or blinding glare and provides sharper vision and better contrast in intense light situations.

Make it mirrored!

On top of all of that, you can choose to have the lenses covered in a mirrored coating, which helps your vision by tempering bright light circumstances. Not only do mirrored lenses help protect your eyes, the mirror effect will hide your eyes from the world and create a cool and mysterious vibe. A mirrored layer is added to the front of your sunglass lenses and is available in a wide variety of colours: blue, green, orange, grey and rose gold.

Explore some alternatives

And if all of the above is not enough, why not consider eyeglasses with clip-on sunglasses? Clip-ons allow you to instantly transform your glasses at any time. Clip-ons are easy to use. Most of them are magnetic, so they attach to your glasses easily. You won't need to buy two pairs of prescription glasses, and they are significantly cheaper than prescription sunglasses. Keep in mind, it’s important to buy clip-ons that fit your current model of eyeglasses, to ensure a perfect fit. We’re here for you with a wide selection of clip-on sets!

Shop sun clip-ons

Alternatively, we offer the option of self-tinting lenses, also known as photochromic lenses or transition lenses. This treatment is available for both single vision lenses, as well as progressive eyeglass lenses. These special lenses automatically adapt to the light conditions of your environment. This means that they’ll lighten and be clear when you’re indoors or in low light conditions, and when you step out into bright light or the sun, they’ll darken.