Wearing glasses can be a bit of a pain when playing certain sports. In the hustle and bustle of the game they can easily be knocked off, pulled off, lost or broken. Take them off to play and you’re handing a big advantage to your opponent, not to mention diminishing your own enjoyment of your sport.
So what’s the answer? Read on…
The Progear EG-L 1030 goggle (pictured below) offers good all-round protection with a wrap-around feel for increased peripheral awareness. It has soft hypo-allergenic padding around the bridge and on the temples.
Price from £117 including polycarbonate safety prescription lenses.
Are you all at sea when you take off your glasses to go for a dip? Then the Swimvision 2 goggle (pictured below) could be for you. It’s available to exact prescription (including astigmatic correction), and costs from £79 with CR39 plastic lenses.
A new range of stylish wraps, Windrams benefit from great looks in four frame colour options – blue, bronze, silver and charcoal. Supplied also with three interchangeable tinted shields, the price with prescription insert and lenses is from £118.
The SRX06 stylish vented ski goggle is available in black or silver. It is supplied with an amber double-glazed lens shield with UV400 filter and anti-fog treatment. Additional shields are available in grey and grey polarised.
Price from £84 with prescription insert and lenses – extra shields £18 or £31 (polarised).
This Ultravision mask has a tempered glass face plate and a full silicone comfort surround. The prescription is glazed into an acetate Optisub insert, which is placed inside the mask behind the face plate, allowing a wide range of prescription availability.
Price from £117 with insert and prescription lenses.
If your sport isn’t catered for here don’t worry – this is just a small sample of what’s available. Call in to discuss your requirements with our Dispensing Optician. In the meantime, here is some useful info:
Sports eyewear infographic supplied courtesy of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians