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Be Safe & Stay Active

If you or your kids enjoy being active, make sure you have the perfect pair for your needs & protection. We offer a wide variety of sports & safety glasses at affordable prices you can rely on! From football and tennis to swimming and track & field, sports are an important way to stay fit and active. But what do you do when you can’t see without your glasses? Does poor eyesight preclude you from enjoying the sports you love? Of course not! But, there are a few things to keep in mind when mixing sports and eyewear.

Contact Sports and Alternatives to Lenses

High impact sports and glasses usually do not mix well. There are simply too many opportunities for the glasses to fall off the face or even cause an injury. When you participate in sports and other high-risk activities, protecting your eyes might not be at the forefront of your thoughts. However, your vision is important to us, so we are happy to provide a large selection of sports goggles for children and adults. Protective eyewear can reduce the amount of vision-related injuries you are bound to experience, whether scoring goals for the football team, skiing the slopes on vacation, clay shooting, or just looking for a new pair of eyeglasses to wear when practicing sports. Let us help you or your little one find the right eyewear. Here are some options. 

  • Contact lenses. Contacts can be an easy and safe alternative to wearing eyeglasses on the field. If you are hit by a ball (or another player), usually the worst that happens is a lens pops out and can be quickly and easily replaced. Contacts also make it easier to wear other eye protection (like goggles and masks) without the bulk of eyeglasses worn underneath.
  • Face masks. Depending on the position you play you may be able to wear your everyday glasses underneath a face mask. This is an especially good option for sports involving goalies.
  • Prescription Sports Glasses. Designed to withstand being hit, these durable frames and lenses are safe to wear and are made in a way to safeguard your face and eyes if broken. If you would like a more affordable solution, here are a few alternatives:
  • People with high eye pressure

Non-Contact Sports

There is always a risk of being hit by a ball – or another player — when playing any sport; even one with minimal contact. That is why you should always be prepared. Having a special pair of glasses to wear during sports activities will ensure that you aren’t left without eyeglasses should the pair you are wearing get broken. Keep in mind that you do not have to spend a lot on your sports glasses. Simply ask your optometrist for a second pair made of polycarbonate lenses in a basic frame, which are typically less expensive.

Why do sports goggles make good eyeglasses to practice sports?

Sports goggles not only ensure that athletes are at a lower risk for eye injury, but they are known for boosting athletic ability. You can use the features of your sports goggles, such as protection from outdoor glare, to give you that extra edge on the playing field. You won’t find better eyewear than sports goggles if you’re looking for eyeglasses to practice sports, and they are wonderful for children. Most children are active and adventurous at heart, and they need a durable pair of eyeglasses that allows them to embrace that sense of wonder. Most of our sports goggles feature impact-resistant, polycarbonate lenses, which can be useful while playing sports such as baseball or football. Polycarbonate lenses also protect your eyes from UV light. If your sports goggles do not come automatically with polycarbonate lenses, we can add them. This makes them an excellent option for children.

Additionally, children tend to get hurt more often than adults. Because of this, it’s worth it to consider sports goggles to prevent eye injuries that may affect your child. Of course, if your child plays sports, they should also have the additional protection of sports goggles to protect their eyes from high-impact injuries caused by things such as baseballs and hockey pucks. With the right sports goggles, you can dedicate your time and energy to giving your best effort in your chosen sport, rather than the playing environment surrounding you. Your vision is vital to the future of your athletic performance, so don’t waste time, and pick up a pair at your local For Eyes today.

Tips for Choosing Sports Glasses

Whether you opt for a pair of high-end sports glasses or a less expensive spare pair for such activities, remember, comfort is key to enjoying yourself on the field. Here are some tips for choosing the right pair of glasses for sporting activities:

  • Make sure the fit is right. It can be hard to run and play if your eyewear is constantly, slipping down your nose when you sweat. Be sure to have your sports glasses fit more snugly than your everyday pair to accommodate for this.
  • Go Light. Don’t get bogged down with heavy eyewear. Choose the lightest frames and lenses you can afford.
  • Update your prescription regularly. You need to see clearly when engaged in a sporting activity. Get an annual eye exam and have your lenses updated whenever your prescription changes to ensure you will always see your best.

Playing spring sports with glasses doesn’t have to be a hassle. We will help guide you as to what type of eyewear is best for you during sports season. With so many options now available, we will find something that fits your lifestyle and your budget.