If you are the active type who enjoys athletic pursuits or participates in sports, precision and safety are a must.
Protective Sporting Lenses
Protective sports lenses keep eyes safe. Physical activities such as tennis, racquetball, baseball, and softball expose players to ball speeds of over 90 mph. Annually, more than 500,000 injuries occur in baseball alone. Yet, basketball is where the most harm comes to eyes. With so much intense body action like elbows flying and fingers jabbing, exposed eyes are at high risk for corneal abrasions, retinal detachments, fractures and vision loss.
Polycarbonate lenses are more durable than plastic or glass and are better at resisting impact. This strong material can offer protection for 90 percent of eye injuries. Protective eyewear provides a comfortable fit with a padded bridge and deep-grooved eye wires to prevent slippage. Polycarbonate lenses are available with or without a prescription.
Specialized lenses also work to optimize vision. The right lens for you is dependent on your activity of choice. Dark lenses with UV protection are perfect for outdoor sports like baseball. Golf players may benefit better from gray-brown lenses for a more accurate view of the course. Sports lenses can enhance performance for anyone, even if you don’t wear prescription glasses. They don’t get in the way of the game; they offer tools to help you step it up, such as glare reduction, anti-fog, and scratch resistant features. Some styles maximize peripheral vision.
To shield your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, we recommend a set of sunglasses. Quality shades will reduce UVA and UVB exposure by at least 98 percent. Lesser quality sunglasses provide little to moderate UV protection, while our Sunwear offers optimal protection for your eyes. We carry a wide range of sunwear styles and colors.
Another option is polarized sunglasses. This type of eyewear blocks reflected light from surfaces such as still water or a smooth road. If you enjoy water sports, biking, fishing, golfing or simply driving your car, polarized lenses are effective at reducing blinding glare and providing a much clearer view.
In addition, if you have little ones under your wing, don’t neglect to protect their eyes too. It is never too early to start wearing sunglasses. Kids under 18 are the most susceptible to harm from UV exposure.