Find out about Rx-able shades and what they are

Find out about Rx-able sunglasses

Designer sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory and there’s a style and shape out there that’s guaranteed to fit your desired look best.

As well as helping you to look super stylish while you’re out and about, sunbathing or driving, designer sunnies also help to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. But if you wear glasses or contact lenses, is it possible to purchase a pair of sunglasses that can also help you to see properly too? Well luckily, that’s where Rx-able sunglasses come in!

With that in mind, in our latest blog post we take a look at what are Rx-able sunglasses in order to get you up to speed, as well as explain the benefits of Rx-able sunglasses in more detail.


What are Rx-able sunglasses?

In short, Rx-able sunglasses can have their standard lenses replaced with prescription lenses. This means that they have been identified by the designer sunnies manufacturer as being suitable for re-glazing by an optician with a sunglass grade lens to match your vision correction prescription.

In recent years, designer sunnies brands have been focusing on offering the highest quality lenses as possible in order to allow them to offer their customers sunglasses that best meet their needs.


How do I know which sunglasses are Rx-able sunglasses and which ones are not?

Rx-able sunglasses on will have a special yellow logo next to them. If you are looking for some prescription designer sunglasses, look out for it when you browse for a new pair of designer sunnies in our online designer sunglasses shop.

What are the benefits of Rx-able sunglasses?

The main benefit of having a pair of Rx-able sunglasses is that once you have had them re-glazed, not only will your eyes be protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun, but you’ll also be able to see clearly and they will prevent dust and other elements from getting into your eyes too which can potentially irritate them. This makes Rx-able sunglasses an all in one solution!


If I purchase Rx-able sunglasses, do I have to get the lenses re-glazed?

Of course not! Having your Rx-able sunglasses lenses re-glazed is totally optional. As the lenses that are already fitted are exactly the same standard as those that aren’t suitable for re-glazing, it’s completely up to you if you have them matched with your prescription or not – the choice is yours!


How do I get my Rx-able sunglasses re-glazed?

If you are looking for a pair of prescription designer sunnies and have purchased a pair with the special Rx-able logo in our online sunglasses shop, first of all you need to take them to your local optician. Here, you need to explain that they are Rx-able sunnies and that you wish to have them re-glazed, and they will be able to do this for you quickly and easily. Plus best of all, you’ll be able to benefit from the cost saving of buying the sunglasses from in the first place too!


What else do I need to know about Rx-able sunglasses?

It’s important for you to note that if you do have your Rx-able designer sunnies re-glazed with prescription lenses, wherever you purchase them from this lens will not be the same brand as your sunglasses. Although this isn’t a problem from a functional point of view, from a cosmetic point of view if a brand identifies their name or logo on the lens (such as Ray-Ban), the prescription lens will not include this.


Some of our favourite Rx-able sunglasses

Now that you have learned a bit more about Rx-able sunglasses, you’re probably thinking about which pair of designer sunnies to treat yourself to next. Well if that’s the case then you have definitely come to the right place because at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses and so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

To give you some inspiration, here are just some of our favourite Rx-able sunglasses which we think you’ll love:

Ray-Ban 3025 001/3E (58)

These Ray-Ban Aviator designer sunnies are true classics – they’ll never go out of style, especially with their pink coloured lenses!

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Colour Mix 2132 6052 (55)

Who doesn’t love a Ray-Ban Wayfarer? And if you’re able to see clearly while you wear them too, then that makes them even better!

Oakley Valve OO9236 923602

Do you love outdoor sports like fishing? Then these Oakley Valve sunglasses are for you!

Prada 0PR 32PS 2AU6S1 (57)

Get the chic oversized sunnies look that celebrities love with these Prada designer sunglasses in Havana – truly iconic!

Why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair of Rx-able sunglasses for yourself today?