Clip-On Sunglasses : All You Need To Know About Them

Clip-On Sunglasses

What Are Clip-on Sunglasses?

Clip-on sunglasses are very convenient and also an inexpensive way to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. They are similar to regular sunglasses which protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

You have many options for clip-on sunglasses too. You have options like different tints, shapes, sizes, and levels of UV protection and coatings. In clip-on sunglasses, the two darkened lenses can be attached straight to your prescription glass-like clips instead of an entire sunglass frame.


Do Clip-on Sunglasses work?

Sunglasses work exactly like normal sunglasses. They will work properly when they are attached in a correct manner to your prescription glasses and they provide UV rays protection which should be UV-400.


Which Sunglasses Are Better?

Based on your preferences and needs, the sunglasses which are better for you can be decided. If you need to wear the same glasses all day and have trouble adjusting to switching the glasses again and again, then clip-on glasses are better for you. Clip-on glasses do not require an extra budget, and thus they are cost-efficient.


Who Makes The Best Clip-on Sunglasses?

If you are looking for a new compatible and detachable clip-on then these are the popular options available to you:

  1. Ray-Ban: Ray-Ban has a new collection of clip-on glasses and is available with a variety of options such as anti-glare, clip polarized, and UV protection. You don’t need to buy the entire set of sunglasses. If you have just bought a new pair of prescription glasses then you can just buy the Ray-Ban clip-on for UV rays protection.
  2. Easy-clip: These are the most convenient ones. They have tinted clip-on, polarized protection which protects your eyes from direct sunlight, and also anti-glare. They have more than a hundred different styles available for you, which may suit your personality and lifestyle.

How Do You Measure Clip-on Sunglasses?

Clip-on sunglasses are measured from the size of your prescription glasses. The quality of the frame decides the clip-on. It can be round or rectangular, cat-eyed or of the bow-line frame or it can have a different kind of bridge.

All these qualities are kept in mind while making clip-on sunglasses because these clip-on fit your prescription glass frames. Clip-on is measured by the height and width in millimeters, from your prescription glass. Instead of measuring sometimes, the numbers given on your frames work too. These are called eye size and bridge size.


Types of Clip-on Sunglasses

There are three types of clip-on glasses.

Magnetic clip-on sunglasses 

magnetic clip-on sunglasses

A magnetic clip-on is the most stylish option for when you like your glasses frame and want to wear it simply. A high-end clip-on is the best prescription clip-on glass that you can buy.


Standard clip-on sunglasses

Standard clip-on sunglasses

These glasses are not expensive but since they are made of plastic, they can be flimsy. Going for the standard clip-on glasses is an affordable and a great option if you often break your eyeglass frames and accessories.

With a standard clip-on, another significant advantage is coverage. Since prescription eyeglasses tend to be smaller than sunglasses frames, your eyes are still exposed to UV rays.  You will only receive coverage from the front and not from the top, bottom, and sides. They are more likely to cause a bad glare between the clip-on and lens which will not fulfill its purpose.


Common Questions About Sunglasses.

  • How are custom-made clip-on sunglasses, made to fit my prescription glasses?

Customized polarized clip-on sunglasses are made using a patented machine and patented polarized black lenses. The lenses are cut from a pattern made from the photocopy of your prescription glasses. The fit is always precise and the shape of the clip-on exactly matches the prescription glass.

  • Does it take long to make custom clip-on sunglasses?

These sunglasses can be made in three to five working days.

  • Are the prescription frames required for customized and polarized clip-on sunglasses?

No, for polarized custom clip-on sunglass only a photocopy of your prescription glasses is required.

  • How do they clip on?

Clip-on sunglasses have soft rubber prongs to allow smooth movement and prevent scratching. The prongs are mounted on the inside of the prescription glass by the nose-pads to avoid any disruption in the field of vision.

  • Do they scratch?

Clip-on that are custom made have an anti-scratch coating. Clip-on glasses come with a hard case to keep them. You should ask your provider the correct way to use the clip-on sunglasses, they will give the right suggestions according to your customization.


Clip-on are not expensive but are very fragile and prone to breakage. You can replace the frames frequently until they don’t get scratches on the eyeglasses. These also need steady hands.

The best way to treat your eyes is to visit your eye care professional and get your eyes checked regularly. He will be able to assess the best method of treatment for your eye ailment.

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