For those of you who live an active lifestyle and wear glasses, you know how tricky it can be to find the right pair. Just by taking a jog, one can realise how much your glasses move and perhaps fall off, as well as discolouring of your new frames based on the acid from your sweat, you know this is not what was meant when they said “no pain, no gain”.

Here is a healthy guide to help you choose the right pair of sport.

What’s the difference in Sports Goggles

If you have been playing physical activities with your glasses on, and you notice your glasses are distracting you, it is time to consider a specialty pair of sport glasses or sunglasses. Sport sunglasses will take away most discomfort and distractions that occur, to help you keep your eyes on the prize!

There are a couple key design changes that make sport glasses more effective than your everyday casual eyewear.

Some of the common sports glasses makers are Oakley, RayBan and Maui Jim, IC! Berlin amongst others, which MezmerEyes Optical has the best selection of sports eyewear. They come with full UV Protection and most even come polarized with a poly carbonate shatter resistant lens which is also a lightweight lens.

The design of sports glasses are more wrapped, to replicate the curve of your face, making sports glasses more aerodynamic, but also better peripheral view.

Some sports glasses also come with a straight temple, instead of curved temples. This eases the pressure on your bone behind your ear and reduces the amount your glasses slide and move out of place.

Tips for Choosing the Right Sport Glasses

  • Choose a frame that you know is well manufactured. A reputable brand is the easiest way. Maui Jim, Oakley and Ray Ban all offer high quality metals and plastics for there frame with a 1 year warranty.
  • Lens is key. Find a frame in which the lens is not obstructing your peripheral vision and the tint is the right colour for you to play your best. Polarized lenses give a sharper, clearer vision which is a bonus.
  • When trying on your new frame, make sure there is no added pressure behind your ears. You want it to be snug, but not tight. A slight adjustment can do the final trick.

Once you have gone through this checklist, you have now given yourself the best options to see what works best for you based on your activities, and frame style. Once you selected the right pair, your ready to conquer the task!