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Visionaries clip on sunglasses or prescription sunglasses - which is the better buy?

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Recently I had to buy a new pair of varifocals because my prescription had changed. Even though I bought cheap frames, the cost still came to just under £250, which was a bit of a shock.

I have been wearing spring-fit polarised clip-ons for the last 10 years whenever I needed sun protection and I've been pretty pleased with them.

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However, this time I thought I'd look into the possibility of getting a second pair of prescription glasses with tinted lenses. After doing some research on the benefits of each option, I soon realised that it...

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Why our polarised clip on sunglasses are the best for cutting out glare

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Polarised clip on sunglasses from Eyewear Accessories are a really effective way to cut down glare.

Our quality polarised clip on sunglasses meet or exceed all international standards of optical clarity, durability, and safety. Our lenses are designed to ensure that the polarised horizontal axis is never compromised for maximum visual comfort.

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Not all polarised lenses are the same

What many people don't realise is that when a product is advertised as having polarised lenses, it may not cut glare particularly well if it is low cost product.

When looking for polarised clip on sunglasses, you should therefore avoid products...

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Five reasons why our flip up sunglasses are better for driving than prescription sunglasses

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Here are 5 good reasons why it pays to buy a pair of our flip up sunglasses for driving rather than buy prescription sunglasses.

1. Much less expensive option

Our flip up sunglasses are a fraction of the cost of polarised prescription sunglasses.

At only £19.99 plus postage, our flip up sunglasses have optical quality polarised lenses. You can buy several pairs and it is still cheaper than prescription sunglasses.

2. They work better

Many prescription sunglasses have light-reactive lenses. They do not darken when you are driving, because the windscreen blocks the UV light.

So many of our customers have light-reactive...

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Which clip on sunglasses are best for driving?

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At Eyewear Accessories we often get asked for advice on which clip on sunglasses are best for driving. Here we explain the factors you should consider in deciding which type of clip ons to buy.

Are clip on sunglasses better than prescription sunglasses for driving?

First it's worth addressing the question of whether prescription sunglasses or clip on sunglasses are better for driving.

While prescription sunglasses are a nice to have item, they can represent a formidable cost if you wear varifocal lenses and wish to have your sunglasses polarised.

Aside of the cost issue, prescription sunglasses are a far...

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Don't rely on your car's sun visors to block low angle glare

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Reflected glare from low angle sunlight shining on wet roads represents a serious driving habit. The sun comes out suddenly and the wet road surface ahead acts like a mirror, dazzling you with glare and causing temporary blindness.

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Your instinctive reaction is probably to take one hand off the wheel to shield your eyes, or to pull down the car's sun visors. The trouble is that the car visors often seem to be not in quite the right position to block the glare, or they obscure your vision too much.

A...

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