Do you know the features to look for in your protective sports lenses? Protective sports eyewear helps to prevent injuries, allows you to see clearly, and can improve overall performance. Any sport with balls, racquets or flying objects poses a risk of injury to your eyes. Injury can also occur due to pokes and jabs by fingers and elbows. Protective sports eyewear protects your eyes from the many ways they can be injured during sports.
It used to be common for players with mild prescriptions to play without wearing their eyeglasses, but overall performance is improved with sharper vision. If you are looking to have the best vision possible during your next game, try selecting protective sports eyewear that meets the needs of your sport. Sports lenses should be polycarbonate, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, and tinted for best performance and safety.
Protective sports eyewear is made using polycarbonate lenses, an impact-resistant lens material. Polycarbonate is the safest lens option for sports with flying and fast moving objects. Most polycarbonate lenses also have built-in ultraviolet protection and scratch-resistant coating for additional durability.
Eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyewear with anti-reflective coating. This coating allows for 99.5% of available light to pass through the lens, eliminating glare and reflections from the sun for clearer vision and better performance.
The best tint for sports eyewear depends on the environment of the sport and the lighting conditions you experience during the sport. Tints are an optional addition to sports eyewear and can be very beneficial for your game. Selecting the right tint for your lenses is dependent on the conditions of your sport and your personal needs of the eyewear.
- Yellow or Orange: Heighten contrast in overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or indoors.
- Sports: Cycling, Hunting, Shooting, Skiing, Snowboarding, Indoor Basketball, Raquetball
- Amber, Rose, or Red: Heighten contrast in partly cloudy and sunny conditions, but significant color imbalance occurs.
- Sports: Cycling, Fishing, Hunting, Shooting, Skiing, Snowboarding, Water Sports
- Dark Amber, Copper, or Brown: Blocks blue light to heighten contrast & visual acuity.
- Sports: Baseball, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Hunting, Skiing, Water Sports
- Green: Mildly heightens contrast while maintaining color balance.
- Sports: Baseball and Golf
- Gray: Reduces brightness while maintaining 100% standard color recognition.
- Sports: All Outdoor Sports in Bright Light Conditions
Say No to standard Eyeglasses for Sports
We do not recommend wearing dress eyeglasses designed for street or office use while playing sports. These everyday eyeglasses are not able to withstand impact and may shatter or break. A serious eye injury can occur due to non-safety-rated eyewear shattering.
Need help selecting the right lenses for your sport? Visit our office, and our team can help you find the perfect protective sports lenses. We want to keep your eyes safe and allow you to perform your best.