• Every 13 minutes a person with a sports related eye injury visits an emergency room
  • More than 100,000 sports and recreation related eye injuries occur each year
  • More than 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with the use of appropriate protective eyewear

Baseball

Frame:

  • Sport goggle
  • Shield w/ interchangeable lenses w/ sports strap
  • Flip up with Rx w/ sports strap
  • Wrap around w/ sports strap

Lens:

  • Brown Sunglass– best against blue sky or green grass
  • A/R absorbs glare at night off stadium lights (lets more light through lens)
  • Yellow: Cuts glare but cuts visual acuity slowing reaction times
  • U/V protection on all lenses

Basketball

Frame:

  • Sport goggle
  • Shield w/ sports strap
  • Wrap around w/ sports strap

Lens:

  • Clear lens – A/R absorbs glare from lights (lets more light through lens)
  • Yellow lens – cuts glare but cuts visual acuity slowing reaction times

Cycling

Frame:

  • Wrap around w/ sports strap
  • Shield w/ sports strap
  • Frame must have air vents to prevent fogging

Lens:

  • Interchangeable lenses for different times of day
  • Grey is darkest, brown increases contrast
  • Low light or overcast days– vermilion or yellow
  • Night clear w/ A/R
  • Photochromics

Fishing

Frame:

  • Any frame –style decision
  • Cable temples, sport strap or cord

Lens:

  • Polarized
  • Low light -Vermilion or rose
  • Brown Polarized
  • Amber polarized for high contrast

Football

Frame:

  • Helmet compatible Sport goggle (Rec Specs)

Lens:

  • Clear lens
  • If light sensitive use a slight gray tint

Golf

Frame:

  • Oversized or no bottom on frame

Lens:

  • Oversized or no bottom on frame
  • Single vision or bifocals set very low and out of the way
  • Brown or amber polarized lens will increase contrast between the white ball and the greens or the sky
  • Yellow lens for late in day or overcast daysGrey reduces light and keeps
    colors neutral
  • Grey reduces light and keeps colors neutral

Hunting/Shooting Sports

Frame:

  • Must sit high on the face
  • Interchangeable lenses for different times of day and different lighting conditions

Lens:

  • Low light—clear w/A/R A/R cuts reflections of light from glasses
  • Yellow tint absorbs blue light enhances contrast
  • Target orange for Clay or trap shooting
  • Vermillion- Highlights orange and softens green. Good for seeing target
    against green tree background
  • Green or blue -Enhances black target. Medium to low light conditions

Motocross

Frame:

  • Form fitting goggle with air vents

Lens:

  • Brown Polarized to cut reflected glare and increase contrast

Running

Frame:

  • Lightweight Shield look for comfort and security
  • Wrap around frame to block sun and wind

Lens:

  • Brown Polarized to cut glare reflected off concrete and increase contrast
  • Photobrown polarized to cut glare and change with different lighting conditions

Raquetball

Frame:

  • Sport goggle (Rec Specs)
  • Shield w/ sports band
  • Padding between frame and face is recommended

Lens:

  • Clear w/ A/R coating

Scuba/Snorkeling

Frame:

  • Scuba mask that fits tight to the face—watertight seal

Lens:

  • Glass forms best seal with mask
  • SeaVision’s patented color enhancing masks is the best

Skiing/Snowboarding

Frame:

  • Wrap around Plastic frame or ski goggle

Lens:

  • Polarized brown or amber in color will provide the best contrast against a white background
  • Photochromic lenses – darker in sunlight, – lighter in an overcast sky- better for low light
  • Vermilion or Rose is a general purpose tint that heightens visual acuity and enhances color
  • Yellow is a long time standard in ski and shooting sports Green is a good all-purpose lens color
 
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