How to improve your sport through better vision
Wednesday, 6 June 2012 09:01:29 Europe/London
Improve your sport with better vision Most sportsmen don’t realise the impact that a good pair of prescription glasses can have on their game. A strong pair of sunglasses is an asset that can help you improve your game. Not many people have a pair of prescription sunglasses specifically for their sport. A proper pair of sunglasses can help you to distinguish the contours of the fairways if you are a golfer, or help you follow the flight of a tennis ball. Sunglasses will also protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet light, and from the danger of injury. Strong prescription sunglasses for cycling will protect your eyes from stone chips or flies as you cycle along at speed. Sunglasses for Sports • What style of sunglasses? : Golfers find that their regular glasses interfere with their swing. Tennis players need glasses that will stay secure and give good peripheral vision. Sunglasses for watersports need to have polarized lenses to eliminate the sun’s glare from the surface of the water. Cycling sunglasses should be lightweight but with lenses that will withstand stone chips. Look for frames that have a wrap style and will not interfere with your line of sight or larger frames so your vision is not obscured by the frame. • What Prescription Lenses are available? : Most of the sunglasses on our website can be fitted with prescription lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are tough and can withstand impact. The toughest prescription lenses for sport are the new NXT lenses. NXT lenses are supplied by Shamir fitted into the new range of Nike sunglasses. The lenses are guaranteed for life against breakage which demonstrates the confidence that the manufacturers have in this new material. Drivers should consider the new XTRActive lenses. XTRActive are the latest photochromic lenses that actually will go dark behind the windscreen of a car. The latest in the line of Transitions lenses, this new lens will go as dark as sunglasses even in high temperatures. The more recent Transition lenses have much quicker reaction times than before as technology improves. The best sunglasses for fishing are those with polarised lenses, cutting the reflected glare and reducing eye strain. • Which Tint Colour to choose? : A lens that absorbs blue light will help golfers and those playing bowls to read greens, also ideal for tennis. The greens and the white ball will be enhanced, while the blue sky will be muted. Brown lenses increase contrast. Some people prefer more natural vision, in which case a neutral gray or G-15 green lens will give a more true colour perception. Some sportsmen also like polarized lenses to reduce additional glare. However, polarized lenses can make it harder to read the greens and they will tend to make surfaces look flatter. • Ultraviolet Protection: All of our sports sunglasses will give you 100% protection from ultraviolet radiation.
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