Can You Get Wrap Around Prescription Sunglasses?

There’s nothing worse than being outside enjoying the great outdoors and realizing that you can’t see clearly enough to actually enjoy anything that’s going on. Protecting your eyes from not only UV rays but dust and debris is a great habit to have, but you don’t want to compromise your outdoor experience by wearing subpar prescription sunglass lenses. In many cases, wrap-around sunglasses provided both the protection you need and the option for a prescription, but they didn’t have that crisp optic experience most people want. Until now.

Fortunately, the new digital free form lens processing technology has allowed manufacturers to dramatically expand their wrap-around sunglasses offerings. The new technology has advanced to a point where manufacturers can use a computer-aided design and surfacing process to create custom sunglasses. These sunglasses are tailored specifically to your needs and are made to fit your eyes and your frames.

The Benefits of Free Form Lenses

When you purchase a pair of sunglasses that have been made using free form lens processing technology, it means a particular emphasis has been put on improving visual clarity. All of those pain points people with prescription lenses have previously had to deal with are reduced with the advanced technology that goes into designing these new lenses. This includes the following changes:

Improved Night and Low Light Vision: Free-form lenses can reduce the glare you get from light sources not to mention halo effects caused by light sources at night. This makes it much safer to drive since streetlights and car headlights won’t be as distracting or encroach upon your vision so much.

Crisper Contrast Perception: Free-form lenses are designed to provide a crisper prescription that allows you to see more details in the world around you.

Better Color Vision: The technology that goes into creating free-form lenses maximizes the optics built into your glasses, which means you can see brighter and more intense colors.

If you’re looking for a new pair of wrap-around sunglasses that use this technology, you can find tons of options on our website from major brand names! Just a few examples of their products include:

Nike Sunglasses

We carry seven different Nike wrap-around prescription sunglasses options with a wide range of prices. Some of our most popular models include the following:

The Nike Adrenaline: This is a stylish and functional model designed for athletic use. It’s lightweight and gives perfect vision at any angle. The versatile design means you can wear them for everyday use, and they provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection so your eyes will be completely protected from the sun.

The Nike Brazen: The Nike Brazen model is designed for comfort and lightweight wear, but it’s also a durable product. The frames are nylon and the nose bridge is ventilated to reduce the issue of fogging up. It’s ideal for snow and water sports, but will also work for everyday wear and features the standard 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.

Wiley X

Wiley X is one of the best-known sunglasses sports glasses brands in the business. We carry 15 of their models in a variety of colors and styles. If you’re looking for a pair of durable wrap-around glasses that also fits your aesthetic, one of these is sure to work for you.

Wiley X Saint: One of the best examples of a Wiley X product is the Wiley X Saint model. These are a pair of sport wrap-around glasses designed with shatterproof Selenite Polycarbonate lenses. These lenses are designed to meet the MIL-PRF-32432(GL) Ballistic Standards and the ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and Mass Impact Standards. They also come with 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and are manufactured to provide distortion-free clarity and full polarization. Polarized lenses prevent glare from the water or other light-colored surfaces that can cause eye fatigue after a long day outside.

Wiley X Hayden: The Wiley X Hayden model comes with the standard Shatterproof Selenite™ Polycarbonate Lenses that meet the ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Standards as well as the US Federal OSHA 1910.133(b)(1)(1) Standards. These sunglasses are a little less protective looking if your style runs to the more subtle wrap-around sunglasses options. However, they still come with the 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and distortion-free clarity Wiley X is known for and the lenses are coated to resist scratching even in extreme environments.


Oakley is known for its athlete-focused products designed to work for some of the most active and extreme sports in the world. Even if you aren’t an Olympic qualifier or extreme stuntman, these sunglasses are a great option. A couple of great options include:

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses: These frames are designed to include their no-slip rubber Unobtainium™ for the ear socks and rubber nose pieces to keep the frames in place no matter what you’re doing. The lenses are interchangeable so if you are using the sunglasses in two drastically different environments, you can use different lenses. Additionally, this allows you to replace the lenses rather than the lenses and the frames if necessary. The sunglasses come polarized to prevent glare as well.

Oakley Turbine Sunglasses: The Turbine model is meant to provide a fashionable but very durable option for the active athlete. These sports frames have extra rubber grips built-in to ensure that they stay in place during all of your activities. They’re durable and polarized to prevent glare from causing problems, and Oakley Prizm lenses are available to enhance color, contrast, and detail during outdoor activities.

Wrap-around prescription sunglasses are a great option for the active athlete looking for a pair of sunglasses that will protect their eyes from the sun and debris of the outdoors. Of course, you don’t want to miss out on the beauty of the outdoors because you’re wearing sunglasses. The free form lens processing technology has opened up a whole world of wrap-around options for the fashionable athlete and you won’t miss a detail of the great outdoors!

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