We wear sunglasses leisurely when out in the sun to protect our eyes from the harmful UV rays. Ultraviolet rays can damage your eyesight, increase chances of skin cancer and premature the ageing process. When active, we should wear sunglasses for sport to protect ourselves as you may come across different weather and/or light conditions when exercising outside. You may think you don’t need them if the day is a little duller than usual but we would recommend to always carry a pair with you as the weather can be unpredictable. Wearing sunglasses will also enhance your performance. For example, if you’re a cyclist, not wearing them will increase the chances of bugs, stones and gravel from the roads, dust from vehicles and even strong winds.
Before purchasing a pair of high-quality sports sunglasses, you should consider where you’ll be wearing them as well as what style, material and lenses are best suited to you and your chosen sport.
For the following activities, you would need to invest in a good pair of sports sunglasses. Check out our blog for some advice into How to Choose the Right Pair of Sunglasses >>>
- Water sports – Being out on the water whatever the activity can cause harsh glare making it almost impossible to see in front of you, to judge certain circumstances and distances. With sports sunglasses, your vision will be unobstructed and clear and you’ll be able to tackle it all.
- Golf – When golfing you have to ensure you don’t miss a thing on the greens. Following the ball with your eyes and trusting that your vision keeps up is key. Sunglasses are a helping hand, allowing you to be out on a course for hours and protecting yourself against the sun’s prevailing glare.
- Baseball Softball
- Beach volleyball
- Tennis – In a fast-paced sport you have to be alert at all times. In order to play your best, grab a pair of sunglasses and be prepared to face your opponent.
- Cycling – We’ve touched on it briefly but we would encourage wearing sunglasses whatever the weather. It’s a given that we shield our eyes from the sun’s rays but when travelling at high speeds, we also need to protect them from anything that could possibly fly into them.