Sports Performance Eyewear

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Sports Eyewear – For a Better Perfomance.

Whether you’re competing on a professional level or just for fun, many of us now incorporate sports into our lives in one form or another. Whatever your chosen activity, there’s no doubt that quick reactions require almost perfect vision! Sports specific eyewear is becoming increasingly popular. Being able to see clearly on a sunny day can massively improve your performance. Plus, protecting your eyes against the harmful effects of the sun is vital.

Snow Sports

Whether skiing or snowboarding, eyewear that has been designed especially for snow related sports can help to reduce the glare created by strong sunlight and help to distinguish changes in the contour and textures of snow. Additionally, specialist eyewear can also adapt to varying light conditions on the slopes and enable wearers to see clearer on the snow.

Eyewear that has been designed especially for snow sports is also very important when it comes to protecting your eyes as they provide a 100% block against UV rays that increase with altitude.

Goggles aren’t the only option and sunglasses can be a great substitute, providing similar protection but on a smaller scale. A close fit and sturdy frame are what you really need, plus, something that won’t fog up and ruin a great day out on the piste.

What lenses should you choose?

Polarised lenses can reduce glare and the correct colour lenses can enhance contours in the snow. Ski specific tints will help with your perception of contour and contrast in medium to low light levels. Brown/amber tints will provide improved contrast against the white background

Which frames should you choose?

Plastic or polycarbonate frames offer greater impact resistance and fare better in the cold than metal frames. Wrap-around styles are great at keeping out the wind and snow. A secure/firm fit helps to ensure the frame won’t slip or fall off.

Water Sports

Fishing

What lenses should you choose?

A polarised lens will see an end to that annoying glare. You’ll see everything you need with sharpened vision and you’ll be protected from all the harmful UV with a good pair of sunglasses. Brown or grey polarised lenses are ideal for bright sunlight. Or why not try Transitions lenses for a flexible solution to varying light conditions?

Which frames should you choose?

Any frame material can be used so in this incidence it mainly comes down to personal choice. A comfortable fit with oversized / deep lenses to offer good peripheral vision is key.

Water Sports

What lenses should you choose?

Polarised lenses are ideal for reducing glare off the water and allow you to be at the top of your game out on the water. Polycarbonate lenses are recommended from high speed sports such as waterskiing and windsurfing. Brown, grey and G15 polarised lenses are ideal for bright sunlight.

Which frames should you choose?

Plastic frames fare better than metal in salt water. Wrap-around styles provide better peripheral vision. Always go for a secure/firm fit so your frames stay in place while out on the water.

Bike & Hike

What lenses should you choose?

Polycarbonate cycle specific tints aid perception of contour and contrast in medium to low light conditions. Grey polarised tints will help to reduce glare in strong sunlight. You may want to consider interchangeable lenses if you’re riding in varying conditions.

Which frames should I choose?

Wrap-around styles help to shield the eyes from wind and debris and oversized frames with deep lenses offer good peripheral vision. You want tough, robust frames with a secure, firm fit and if you’re out for hours you want something nice and light.

Grass Sports

Golf

What lenses should you choose?

Golf specific tints will help with your perception of contour and contrast. Brown polarized tints will help to reduce glare from the course in strong sunlight. G15/Grey lenses will provide a more natural vision with true colour perception. Alternatively, Transitions lenses offer a flexible solution to varying light conditions

Which frames should you choose?

Most golfers find that their regular frames can interfere with their swing, so look for rimless frames or supra frames (no rim on the bottom edge). Oversized frames with a secure fit help to increase you peripheral vision.

Tennis

What lenses should you choose?

Tennis specific tints will improve contrast to allow you to see the ball quicker and easier. Brown polarised lenses will reduce glare and help contrast in bright sunlight. G15 lenses will provide a natural vision and true colour perception.

Which frames should you choose?

Look for plastic or polycarbonate frames with a close, secure fit and good peripheral vision.

Driving

What lenses should you choose?

Polarised lenses will reduce glare from reflected light off the road and windscreens making them ideal for driving during bright daylight hours – as long as they’re vertically polarised. The cheaper the polarised lens, the more likely it is to be polarised for a random direction, which is absolutely no help to drivers blinded by sunlight from a low-lying sun or light reflecting off the road. When it comes to polarised lenses you really do get what you pay for.

What frames should you choose?

Go for frames with good all-round peripheral vision -rimless or Supra (no rim on the bottom edge) and oversized frames with a deep lens shape. And of course, you’ll want something lightwieght and comfortable too.