Sports Sunglasses and Getting that Perfect Fit
Sports sunglasses give you a leg up on the competition. Most athletic pursuits require optimum visual capabilities. Your sight has to be operating at its best to help you navigate the terrain of your activities safely and effectively. Refractive errors and other eyesight problems do not have to limit you in what you are able to do in the sports world. Sports sunglasses can help ensure that you have the vision necessary to support your peripheral vision, your depth perception, and your hand-eye coordination. Technology today provides tools to deliver visual acuity for whatever sport or activity appeals to you.
Sports Vision Exams
One of the first things you want to do before engaging in sports or purchasing sports sunglasses is to consult with one of our Optical Master’s eye doctors. An eye doctor can advise you on what you need for your particular eye needs relative to your activity of choice. Your sports vision is treated differently than your regular vision. A sports vision test will assess the visual skills that are critically important for sports performance.
For athletes and sports applications, we highly recommend the Polycarbonate Lenses. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, and it is used exclusively by many of the world’s finest sports sunglasses manufacturers and optical laboratories. It is thinner, lighter, and stronger than glass. What’s more, polycarbonate lenses can survive a 12-gauge shotgun blast from 10 yards away. Polycarbonate naturally blocks almost all of the sun’s harmful UV rays. No coatings are required to block UV rays on a polycarbonate lens.
The strength of polycarbonate is partially derived from its flexibility. It is not brittle and will not shatter. This strength also contributes to its main weakness. Because polycarbonate is so flexible, it is also easily scratched. New lens coatings and hardeners have significantly improved polycarbonate’s durability, but choosing a polycarbonate lens still requires an informed consumer. Quality lens treatments match the refractive index of the lens material and allow light to pass through the coating at the same speed as the lens. If light passes through the lens coating and the lens at two different speeds, vision will be blurred.
Every lens we offer is manufactured to improve vision. Our customers are never at risk of getting stuck with substandard lenses or coatings. We look forward to discuss your lens options with you.
Choosing sunglasses for the sports you participate in can give you a leg up over the competition. Not all sunglasses are alike. New technology gives you options that offer protection for your eyes, and a tool to enhance your visual abilities. Improving your visual abilities through proper sports sunglasses can help substantially improve your performance with little effort on your part. Here are some of the key reasons you should invest in sports sunglasses:
- They manage light for optimum performance
- They offer a wraparound style with prescription lenses
- They allow you to apply tints to sunglasses that diminish glare and enhance the color contrasts for targeted vision goals and activities
- They can improve the speed, clarity, and accuracy of your vision in sports
- They protect the eye from dangerous UV rays and from injury or accident
The Power of Lens Tint
Sports sunglasses are able to hone in on the objects you want and need to see best by filtering the color and contrasts that bring you visual acuity. For athletes that need 100 percent color accuracy, a neutral gray tint provides this. But, for most athletes, enhancing contrasts will help bring out the object of play best. Viewing a ball against the sky, an object in the water, moguls on a slope, a tennis ball flying over a net are seen better with contrast. Brown and copper-colored tints often offer the best visual enhancements than other tints. Knowing how to choose the right tint, the right lens and style for what you are doing requires someone who knows your eyes, your goals and the products. Eye doctors at Optical Masters work with you to give you tools for athletic success.
Call for a Sports Sunglasses Consultation
Get the tools you need to bring your athletic performance to another level. Sports eyewear that enhances your vision and highlights your sports object can make all the difference in your sports performance and enjoyment. Let our experienced eye doctors consult with you to get you what you need. Located at two convenient Denver locations–King Soopers Shopping Center off of South Monaco Parkway in Denver and at the Brentwood Shopping Center on Federal Boulevard–Optical Masters can offer you top-rate eye care services and help you with your eye health goals.