The UGA Shade Shack has a variety of sunglasses (non-prescription and prescription) that range in price from $39 and up. You will recognize brands such as RayBan, Salt Life, Havaianas, Maui Jim, NIKE, Polaroid, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tori Burch, Banana Republic, and many others, including generic brands. Ski goggles, sport/safety goggles are also available.
Our pupils can dilate (get larger) behind dark sunglass lenses. This allows more UV light to enter the eye. It is very important that your sunglasses have 99% to 100% UVA and UVB protection to block out these light rays. Otherwise, the lenses will allow more damaging rays into your eyes than if you weren’t wearing any sunglasses at all. All sunglasses at the UGA Shade Shack are 100% UVA and UVB protected with a scratch resistant coating and ultraviolet protection.
Many are available with polarized and/or mirrored lenses. Your prescription and/or lifestyle may create a need for custom add-ons. Don’t worry! Licensed Dispensing Opticians are trained and available to help you with this process and to help you with pricing. Come by and let us look at your prescription and discuss your needs.
Polarized Sun Lens:
Tired of squinting? Virtually eliminate surface glare from water, asphalt or other flat & horizontal reflective surfaces. Preventing bright sun light from damaging or discomforting the eye is very important for eye health. Polarized lenses are available in a variety of colors.
Custom Color Lens:
Fashion or function, customize your tint color: light, medium or dark, gradient or solid.
Sun Mirror Coating:
Sunglass lenses with a reflective coating that decreases the amount of light passing through the lens making it useful for conditions of sand, water, snow & higher altitudes. This provides additional glare reduction and a fashionable look. Available in a wide assortment of colors.
No Glare Sun:
Glare reduction applied to the back side of the lens to minimize reflections of light that enter from behind the lens while providing visual comfort. This is also known as an anti-reflective property.
We have an in-house lab so most prescription sunglasses will be ready for you within three to five days. Some custom orders may take fourteen business days to complete.
We will fill any valid prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Bring in your prescription or we can have your doctor fax it over to us.