Summer’s here, and you might be feeling excited to spend more time outdoors. To make sure that you perform your best when participating in outdoor sports and other activities, you may want to consider getting yourself a pair of performance sunglasses.
As we observe National Sunglasses Day on June 27, your optical care experts discuss some things you should know about performance sunglasses.
Any pair of performance sunglasses should provide excellent optical quality and visual enhancement. They should also offer high performance, functionality and durability. Your sunglasses must be lightweight and non-slip as well to make sure they won’t fail you in the heat of the moment.
Your optometrist may recommend choosing performance sunglasses that are made of polycarbonate. This material can withstand high pressure, which means it won’t easily shatter even when subjected to high impact or stress conditions.
Lens Tint or Color
Performance sunglasses come in a variety of colors, including brown, orange and yellow. These colors not only make you look fashionable while engaging in outdoor activities, but they can also improve your performance. Amber lenses, for example, are ideal for skiing or snowmobiling as they provide high color contrast against the white snow. Gray lenses, on the other hand, preserve the natural colors of your surroundings even in bright light conditions.
Your eye doctor may recommend photochromic lenses for your performance sunglasses too. These lenses stay clear indoors then automatically darken once you’re exposed to sunlight. You should also consider polarized lenses as they reduce glare reflected off flat surfaces. You can have an anti-reflective coating applied at the back surface of your lenses as well to control glare particularly when the sun is behind you.
To learn more about performance-enhancing sunglasses, call us at (425) 771-8472 for Alderwood Optical or (425) 485-0430 for Canyon Park Vision Clinic. You can also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Bothell and the surrounding WA neighborhoods.