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Sunglasses That Fit Over Glasses

Sunglasses That Fit Over Glasses

If you wear prescription glasses all day, it can be frustrating to have to take off your eyewear and swap it for a pair of sunglasses every time you go outside, especially if you spend a lot of time outside in the bright sun.

Getting a pair of Fits Overs is an easy solution to this problem!

Fit-over glasses are just what they sound like. These sunglasses are widened to fit over your regular pair of prescription glasses, so you can protect your eyes from the sun while wearing your favorite prescription eyeglasses comfortably. They fit snugly around the frame and style of your current prescription eyewear and are an affordable alternative to buying prescription sunglasses.

How to Select Fits Over Sunglasses

Selecting the perfect pair of Fits Overs is easy. Follow these steps:

Measure Your Glasses

The essential step to make sure your Fits Over sunglasses are comfortable is to measure the prescription glasses they go on top of. The first measurement is the width of your prescription glasses in millimeters. This will help you know how large your Fits Over sunglasses need to be so they can be snug yet comfortable. Next, measure the height of your prescription glasses.

For increased accuracy, you can also measure the bridge of your nose. Once you have these measurements, you can figure out what fit to choose for your over glasses sunglasses. To make sure your Fits Over sunglasses are the perfect size, you can print out our helpful size guide to measure your prescription glasses against a scale representation of each of our Fits Over styles.

Select Your Tint

Another factor to consider when selecting Fits Over sunglasses is which color you want the lenses to be tinted. The tint is the color shade of the lenses. Some common colors are smoke, gray, yellow, and blue. Many people prefer a specific tint, and others prefer to purchase a variety of tints for different occasions.

While the tint of your glasses doesn’t affect how well they work to block UV light, they do affect what the sunglasses can help with. Gray-tinted polarized lenses can serve to reduce glare and work in a variety of weather conditions or when driving. In addition, yellow-tinted lenses in our driving styles may help improve depth perception and keep our eyes sharp.

When selecting the right Fits Over lens tint for you, the last factor to consider is how dark you want your lens tint. Lens darkness won’t alter how well your sunglasses work. Most sunglasses lenses are medium-dark with their tint. This is sufficient for regular, daily use.

However, getting a darker lens may help your eyes feel more comfortable if you’re in brighter light regularly. Depending on your preference, you can choose sunglasses that have a lighter or darker tint color.

At Foster Grant, we offer a variety of tinted sunglasses. Whether you’re looking for Fits Over sunglasses, sunglasses or SunReaders®, there’s a style for everyone!

Look for UV Protection

Just as it’s essential to protect our body from UV exposure by using extra layers of clothing and sunscreen, it’s also essential to help protect our eyes from UV rays. UV radiation from sun rays can harm the skin of our eyelids, the cornea, the lens, and other important parts of our eyes.

In fact, UV radiation can lead to cataracts, which is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and difficult to see out of, macular degeneration, which is when the eyes cannot see small details up close or far away, and tumors on the eye.

To protect your eyes, look for UV protection between 99% and 100%. It’s also important to find sunglasses that offer both UVA and UVB sun protection! Luckily, these are right at your fingertips at your local Foster Grant retailer or! All Foster Grant sunglasses offer 100% UVA and UVB lens protection, so you can enjoy all your outdoor activities without worrying about damaging your vision.

Add Scratch Resistance

Whether you want to go hiking, play a soccer game, go on a camping trip, go fishing, or do all the yard work on your to-do list, outdoor activities can be rough. For this reason, it’s important to find a pair of over-glasses sunglasses that can withstand any activity!

Find a scratch-resistant lens so your sunglasses won’t get beat up during your outdoor activities. These lenses are typically made of tougher materials, so look for glasses that offer superior scratch resistance, like our Sunglasses, SunReaders®, and Mirror Lens sunglasses.

Look for Wraparound Fit

Choosing how your Fits Over glasses sit on your face is another factor to consider. Wraparound styles increase your sunglasses’ protective coverage, which helps block UVA and UVB rays more completely than other frame styles.

A wraparound fit is when the lens wraps completely from the front of your head to the side of your head. This offers increased protection from the sun and a larger window to see out of. Wraparound glasses also offer extra lenses for the sides of your eyes so you can access peripheral vision while continuing to protect your eyes.

If you’re looking for over-glasses sunglasses to use while working outside, consider our Polar Optics line! With 100% UVA-UVB lens protection, scratch-resistant lenses, and extra protection for the sides, you can wear these over your regular prescription glasses for optimal coverage in the heat.

Benefits of Fits Over Sunglasses

Fits Over sunglasses come with the same benefits as regular sunglasses, plus a few extras. Here are some of the best benefits of getting Fits Over sunglasses.

Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

If you wear prescription glasses or reading glasses, it can be an annoyance to take your glasses off and put sunglasses on every time you go outside. Buying prescription sunglasses isn’t always ideal as they can be expensive. However, failing to protect your eyes from the sun can harm your vision and possibly lead to other health problems for your eyes.

Fits Over sunglasses provide the same protection for your eyes without the annoyance of having to swap your eyewear out every time you go in the sun!

They Can Be Custom Fit

Another benefit of buying Fits Over sunglasses is the custom fit they offer. Regular sunglasses can still be measured to your facial proportions, but Fits Over sunglasses are custom measured and designed to fit snugly over your existing eyewear.

You can avoid the discomfort of frames that are too tight, or about pushing loose sunglasses back up on your nose if they slide off.

They Are Affordable

Lastly, Fits Over sunglasses are affordable. Prescription sunglasses can cost hundreds of dollars, and if your prescription changes often or you don’t use sunglasses that often, it may not be your best option.

How to Buy Fits Over Sunglasses

Buying Fits Over sunglasses is a great way to protect your eyes, stay comfortable in your eyewear, and save money. Once you find the measurements for your Fits Over glasses and consider whether you want tinted lenses, darker lenses, a wraparound fit, and extra protection, it’s time to select your sunglasses!

However, here are a few other factors to consider before making your decision.

How are You Using Your Sunglasses?

Depending on what outdoor activities you do most often, there may be a specific pair of Fits Overs just for you! For instance, some Fits Overs are designed to fit over safety glasses so you can enjoy extra protection while on the job site or at home working on a project. Others are designed to sit on top of your prescription glasses or reading glasses to help protect your eyes every day!


Once you consider these factors, you’re ready to make a decision! Shop the full collection of Fits Over sunglasses online to find the pair that's best for you.

Disclaimer: The information and reference materials on this website are intended solely for the informational purposes of the reader. This information is not intended to diagnose health problems and does not replace the advice, diagnosis or treatment of an optician or medical professional. No representations are made and no responsibility is assumed for the information contained on this website. Contact your optician or a medical professional directly if you have any questions concerning your eye health or the information contained on this website.