If you play sports or live an active lifestyle, then it is extremely important to consider sports sun-glasses in order to help properly protect your eyesight.
But not all sports sunglasses are created equal.
Sports sunglasses come in a variety of tints that are aimed at specific environmental and lighting conditions. For instance, sunglasses worn during a game of sand volleyball are different than what you would wear golfing on an overcast Saturday morning. This is why it’s important to know which type of sports sunglasses are ideal for the activities you participate in.
Yellow or orange lenses on sports sunglasses are designed to heighten contrast on overcast, hazy, or low-light conditions.
These glasses filter blue light for sharper focus and are ideal for activities such as cycling, hunting, skiing, or racquetball.
Amber, rose, or red glasses heighten contrast in partly cloudy and sunny conditions. These types of glasses do cause significant color imbalances though. Water sports, cycling, fishing, skiing, and snowboarding are activities where you can wear these color glasses.
Dark amber, copper, or brown lenses block high amounts of blue light and heighten contrast and visual acuity. These glasses come in handy to improve contrast on grass or blue skies. Baseball, golfing, and water sports are great activities when wearing these glasses.
And gray sports sunglasses reduce overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition.
Any outdoor sport or event in bright light conditions are perfect for these glasses. Lastly, sports sunglasses don’t merely protect your eyes from the sun’s powerful UV rays but they also provide protection against foreign objects while you are participating in sports or being active.
When considering your next pair of sports sunglasses, contact your family eye care provider for the best pair (or pairs) for your lifestyle.