The Best Eyewear For Sport, Fashion & Vision

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A man in a red polo shirt and wearing glasses swinging a golf clubGlasses and shades can give you an instant cool, glamorous, or rock star swagger these days, but they are much more than a fashion accessory.

Eyewear is also an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and its surrounding tissue. Here are a few tips for choosing eyewear that will protect your eyes and match your lifestyle.

Risky Games

1. Polycarbonate Lenses

A racquetball travels between 100 and 150 mph. Imagine the force of that ball hitting you in the eye! Your best protection is sports frames with polycarbonate plastic lenses. They’re 10 times stronger than other materials. Sports with the most eye injuries include all racket sports, baseball/softball, ice hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. Protective eyewear could prevent 90% of sports-related eye injuries.

2. Yellow Lenses

If you’re wearing sunglasses for sports, consider colored lenses that may enhance vision for your particular sport. Yellow lenses may help in low light or haze to provide a sharper image. They’re popular with indoor athletes like basketball players and racquetball players.

3. Green Lenses

Green lenses may heighten contrast while still keeping the balance of colors. They’re popular for golf and baseball. Golfers say the green lenses make the ball stand out on the green. It’s not yet clear that one lens color has the edge over another, so try before you buy. Many stores have samples to try with simulated light to see what color might work for you.

Flatter Your Awesome Face

1. For Business

If you work in a traditional field, think about titanium, stainless steel, or rimless frames for a professional look. For men, consider frames in brown, black, silver, or gunmetal. They’re conservative colors and easy to match with professional clothes. For women, consider black, brown, silver, burgundy, and golden tones for the same reason. Tortoise-shell tones also are a classic.

2. Get Creative

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