Sport Lenses (Wrap Arounds)
Best for: Outdoor sporting activities; those with special vision needs i.e. high prescription, certain eye conditions
Add your choice of Sunglass Coatings and your eyes will also have UV and bright light protection!
Prescription glasses, sunglasses and even on-the-job industrial safety glasses don’t provide adequate protection for sports use. Sports googles are made in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are even designed to fit in helmets used for football, hockey and baseball. Sports google should allow the use of helmets when the sport calls for it.
Lenses in sports eyewear are usually made up of polycarbonate. Since polycarbonate is such an impact-resistant lens material. It works well to protect eyes from fast-moving objects. Polycarbonate lenses also have built in ultraviolet (UV) protection and are coated to be scratch resistant- valuable property for outdoor sports.
Polycarbonate is the material of choice for sports lenses but the eyewear frame plays just as important role. Different sports require different types of frames which has led to development of sports specific frames. Sport frames are constructed of highly impact-resistant plastic or polycarbonate and come with rubber padding to cushion the frames when it comes in contact with your head and the bridge of your nose.
Some sport styles are contoured wrapping slightly around the face. This type of google works well for biking, hang-gliding and sailing. Contact lens wearers esp. benefit from the wrap around style, which shields your eyes from wind and dust