Performance sunglasses are lightweight and flexible, and made from strong materials. Due to their non-slip components, these glasses are recommended for people involved in strenuous outdoor activities and driving. But you need to select the right ones for your lifestyle.
Tints and Lenses
Sports sunglasses are available in various lens tint colors, such as brown, gray, green, orange and yellow. Each color corresponds to certain circumstances. Amber lenses provide skiers with high contrast vision in the snow. Meanwhile, grey lenses allow you to see clearly in bright daylight.
Polycarbonate lenses are considered the best type of high-performance sunglasses as they are lightweight, extremely durable and impact resistant.
Another popular option is polarized lenses because they reduce glare that reflects from flat surfaces like snow or water. However, they aren’t recommended for sports like downhill and mogul skiing. These sports require you to see sunlight reflecting from icy patches on the slope to prevent accidents.
Moreover, photochromic lenses automatically react to changing light conditions. They appear clear indoors and darken when exposed to sunlight. These lenses are also available in various sun-activated tints, including brown, gray and green.
See your eye doctor for a recommendation on which tint and lenses are best for your lifestyle and activities.
Activity-Specific Performance Sunglasses
There are different frames and lenses suitable for specific activities like golfing, cycling, boating, rock climbing and more.
Some lens tint lets hunters notice the contrast of a bird from a cloudy sky. There are multipurpose sunglasses with interchangeable lenses in various tints for different activities and environments. For those with a more active lifestyle, choose a frame with non-slip temple grips and nose pads made of rubber to make sure the sunglasses stay put as you move.
Visit Advanced Eyecare Consultants, your local optometrist, for quality specialty eyewear and prescription sunglasses. We offer a wide selection of frames and lenses to suit different needs. Call us at (847) 680-8484, or fill out our online form to request an appointment. We serve patients in Vernon Hills and Gurnee, IL.