More and more people are starting to appreciate the benefits of performance sunglasses. Similar to wearing the right clothes for a specific activity, wearing performance sunglasses enables you to do an activity with more ease. You’ll have better focus because you don’t have to worry about small inconveniences, which can potentially break your concentration.
With some extreme sports, such as rock climbing and snowboarding, protecting your eyes and having clear vision increases safety. Insight Vision Center, a trusted company with expertise in eye care and vision therapy, shares some tips on buying performance sunglasses.
Type of Outdoor Activity
Each type of outdoor activity has its own specific requirements. To meet these demands, sport-specific sunglasses have been developed. Today, you’ll be able to find frames and lenses that are specifically designed for golf, rock climbing, skiing, cycling, etc.
For example, performance sunglasses that are specially made for golf may have a type of lens allowing the wearer to notice subtle changes in the direction of the blades of grass, which can affect the line of a putt.
Of course, there are also multipurpose performance sunglasses that come with interchangeable lenses and tints to suit varying lighting conditions and activities.
Type of Lens
Different types of lenses can be used for performance sunglasses. These are the options you’ll commonly find:
Usually considered the best choice for performance sunglasses, polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, durable and more impact-resistant than other lens materials.
Polarized lenses are able to reduce glare from light reflecting off flat surfaces like snow and water. They also offer better contrast, especially on water.
Photochromic lenses should suit you if you’re looking for a good balance between comfort and clarity. This type of lens is quite versatile as it automatically becomes clear when indoors and at night, and darkens in the sunlight.
Apart from the two basic considerations mentioned earlier, you should also look into the material of the frame. Polyamide is one of the most ideal frame materials as it’s lightweight and durable. It doesn’t lose its shape even under stress. For the temple grips and nose pads, you may want to consider rubber as it has a non-slip property that will keep your sunglasses in place.
Insight Vision Center uses a personalized approach to treating clients. Whether you need help with vision therapy or in finding the best pair of glasses, we’ll ensure quality service for you. Call us at (714) 988-6179, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve customers in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA, and nearby areas.