Performance sunglasses have grown popular over the years as more people participate in activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, golfing, skiing and more. These sunglasses are also recommended for professional drivers, military personnel and those who work outdoors.
In this post, your local eye exam provider, Eye and Vision Care, discusses what you need to know about performance sunglasses.
Polycarbonate lenses are probably the best option for high-performance sunglasses. They are lightweight, extremely durable and very impact-resistant.
Polarized lenses reduce glare from light that reflects on flat surfaces like water or snow. However, these are not recommended for extraneous activities as they aren’t as impact-resistant as polycarbonate lenses.
Consider photochromic lenses for a clear and comfortable vision. These lenses adjust to different light conditions. They are clear indoors and darken when hit by the sun. They come in different sun-activated tints such as brown, gray and green. Also, these lenses can be used in almost all types of frames.
Lens tints are available in different colors such as brown, gray, green and orange. Each is used for different needs. Those who participate in snow sports may consider getting amber-tinted lenses as they provide “real world” colors under the sun.
Performance Sunglasses Trends
Changeable lens systems allow patients to use dark lenses when they are outdoors and clear lenses under low light. Lightweight and durable frames that can retain its shape under stress are also a popular option.
More stylish frames are now available to achieve both function and fashion. Polarized lenses are used for glare reduction and improved contrast, especially in water. Moreover, no-slip temple grips keep the sunglasses from sliding off as you move.
Whether you need sunglasses, eyeglasses or contacts, you can count on Eye and Vision Care. Call us at (703) 659-2635 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Haymarket, VA.