Posted on 12th May 2020 at 16:04
More and more people are taking to wearing sunglasses during sport, and for three main reasons: Firstly, to reduce the health risks caused by exposing your eyes to direct sunlight. Secondly, because high-quality sports sunglasses can radically improve performance. And thirdly, because they look amazing.
What's the difference between normal sunglasses and sports sunglasses?
Normal sunglasses are fine if you're just walking around town or lying on a beach, but when you're engaged in a rigorous sporting activity, you need to make sure that the sunglasses you wear have been specifically designed to withstand the extra pressures exerted on them. As you will have noticed if you've ever played any sports wearing normal sunglasses, as soon as your body starts to emit higher quantities of heat and sweat, the lenses tend to mist over and the glasses themselves begin to slide down your face and can very easily come off. Sports glasses, however, are designed with these conditions in mind and have rubber grips at the bridge of the nose to ward off slippage. Sports sunglasses also almost always come equipped with ventilation holes in the frames and the lenses, which allow for a much cooler experience and eliminate the possibility of misting and fogging.