Prescription Sunglasses for Driving: Enhancing Safety on the Road

When it comes to driving, we’ve all been there - navigating the roads, working around other drivers and getting to our destinations safely. But for someone who needs to wear prescription eyeglasses, driving during daylight hours can present a challenge. Dealing with brightness, sun glare, and harmful UV rays while wearing regular prescription eyeglasses can be difficult. After all, you can't simply slip on a pair of sunglasses over your regular glasses, can you?

This is where the importance of having the right pair of stylish prescription sunglasses comes into play. Instead of struggling and squinting while driving and hoping for the best or, dare we say, taking off your glasses while driving to accommodate a pair of sunglasses, you can get the best of both worlds with customized prescription sunglasses. Interested in discovering more about the wonders of prescription sunglasses and some amazing styles to consider adding to your personal collection? Keep reading to learn more.

Why Prescription Sunglasses?

We all know the joys of wearing the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses. Not only do they provide clear vision, but they instill a sense of confidence and style the moment we put them on. However, nearly all prescription eyeglasses share a common drawback - they aren’t sunglasses!

Stepping outside into the sunlight feels great but it can mar your vision. s. Instead of constantly squinting and trying to deal with the glare, you likely often find yourself reaching for a pair of sunglasses. Yet, for those who rely on prescription eyeglasses, this often translates to compromising clear vision for sun protection.

Never fear - this dilemma is no longer inevitable for those individuals who wear prescription eyeglasses. Within the last several years, prescription sunglasses have become increasingly popular and readily available both online and at optometrist’s offices. These unique products combine the beauty of prescription lenses with the benefits of UV and glare protection, all conveniently packaged into a one stylish solution. 

By adding a pair of designer prescription sunglasses to your collection, you can effortlessly switch from your regular prescription eyeglasses to sunglasses whenever you step outside. You no longer need to feel stuck choosing between being able to see clearly and protecting your eyes from the sun, especially for those who drive during the daylight hours. With prescription sunglasses, you can maintain a clear view of the road, free from glare and sun related distractions.

Our Prescription and Non-Prescription Sunglasses

At Azimuth, we understand the struggle that many men and women go through when trying to balance sun protection with the ability to see clearly. That’s why we’ve created two exclusive collections of premium sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription, to cater to the unique needs of our customers when out and about in the great outdoors.

The Sola Collection

Designed with a nod to the beloved Wayfarer Sunglasses silhouette, the Sola Collection perfectly captures the carefree spirit of the summer sunshine. These eye-catching prescription sunglasses feature a classic square frame crafted using comfortable and lightweight acetate alongside premium UV-tinted lenses. These sunglasses are great for all face shapes and unisex, designed so that both men and women can enjoy wearing them day in and day out.

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The 1932 Collection

For those who prefer a more rounded frame, the limited-edition 1932 Collection is a great alternative. These premium sunglasses are handcrafted with a playful rounded silhouette that is a nod to the decade for which they are named. Each pair of 1932 sunglasses is crafted using lightweight yet durable acetate and hand-stamped for authenticity. Because they are a part of a limited-edition collection to celebrate 90 years of New Eyes, they are truly a one-of-a-kind pair of designer sunglasses that you will cherish for years to come.

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Transition Lenses

If you’re not a fan of either of these two amazing collections, we have the perfect option for you. Not only can you purchase any of our designer prescription eyeglasses frames for day-to-day use, but we also offer innovative transition lenses. Also known as photochromic lenses, transition lenses naturally adjust to the lighting in the world around you, becoming opaque when you are outside in the sunlight and clear when indoors.

With these versatile lenses, you can choose any of our amazingly stylish designer eyeglass frames, from The Visionary Cat-Eye Glasses to The Director Rectangular Glasses, to best match your personality and unique sense of style. No matter what you’re looking for, we have the right pair of frames at the right price for you! 

Polarized Sunglasses Lenses

Love a pair of our stylish prescription eyeglasses frames and wish they were available as sunglasses? We have great news for you - any of our designer frames can be fitted with customized prescription polarized sunglass lenses, too!

Whether you’re a fan of a retro-inspired style like The Explorer Round Glasses in Yellow or a more contemporary pair like The Seeker Oval Cat-Eye Glasses in Arctic Blue, simply pick your favorite style and opt for Polarized Sunglasses Lenses at checkout. You’ll be well on your way to the perfect pair of custom prescription sunglasses!

Sunglasses with a Purpose

In addition to offering an amazing selection of premium sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses, at Azimuth we offer the unique ability to give back to your community with each and every purchase. When you buy a pair of glasses or sunglasses from Azimuth, we  donate all net proceeds to our parent organization, New Eyes

This amazing 501(c)(3) organization was founded in 1932 with the mission of providing clear vision to those in need, giving much-needed prescription eyeglasses to individuals in the United States who cannot afford them on their own. By buying your prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses from Azimuth, you’ll help to give someone in need the gift of clear vision.


When it comes to seeing the world clearly while out in the sun, the right pair of prescription sunglasses can make all of the difference. No longer do we have to struggle with glare or squinting - we can simply swap out our favorite premium prescription eyeglasses for a stylish pair of prescription sunglasses. Or, we can opt for innovative transition lenses that adjust to the light in the world around us. Both options help us to see clearly, no matter how bright and sunny the day becomes.

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