Below are the most frequent questions we are asked:
When playing contact sports such as football or squash you need to wear protection that has been designed to do that job. Ordinary spectacles and contact lenses do not protect the eye adequately from impact or projectiles, and on occasions, can be more dangerous if the glass or contact lens shatters or is impacted. Fortunately there has been a great deal of research and technology gone into making sports eyewear that is safe, durable and lightweight.
Look for safety frames that include the following:
Click on the images below for links to all sports safety glasses and sports protective goggles:
TIP: When you click on the option above with temple arms, even though many of the images do not show a headband, they all include them.
Measure the width of your existing glasses from the screw hole in one arm to the other and choose a frame that would match this width. We measure our frames in this way and round up to the nearest 5mm.
Either goggles or the sports wrap glasses shown will be ideal for most impact sports as both versions include head straps to hold them firmly on your head. Most people choose glasses as they look similar to sunglasses and look better for use with other sports.
For impact sports, you must choose ‘Sports Lenses’, or ‘Super Sports lenses’. These are polycarbonate and NXT lenses materials respectively that will not break on impact. When you have selected your frame, just click on the 'Prescription available’ icon below the product image and then click on the 'Poly'/NXT icon for all polycarbonate/NXT prescription packages. If you have a high prescription you might want to consider the 'Sports Performance Lenses' package. In addition to being polycarbonate they are also aspheric. This will make the lenses thinner and lighter for those with high power lenses.
In countries such as the UK, incorporating a tint can be problematical in that the chosen tint might not be suitable for the light conditions. However, a light category 1 yellow tint can be advantageous for sports such as football and hockey. It is a contrast tint that will help to highlight the ball against the background enhancing dynamic vision but also clear enough to use in overcast or floodlit conditions.
For those requiring sports prescription safety frames for more prolonged periods during the day such as for motor biking or mountain biking, photochromic lenses are ideal. They will adjust the tint density of the lens to the light condition enabling you to use them throughout the day in any condition.
All our lenses include a hard coating. In addition, we also offer a ‘Crystal Clear’ lens coating option with all prescription packages. In addition to the hard coating, they also include an anti-reflective and a hydrophobic coating. If you are playing sport indoors, there is little need for the ‘Crystal Clear’ option. However, for playing sport outdoors you might want to consider this option. Though the anti-reflective coating might offer limited benefit relative to those wearing normal glasses, the hydrophobic coating is useful to have in rainy conditions. This oil and water repellent coating is similar to a wax coating on a car, it helps to shed water droplets, avoiding smearing. It also facilitates the removal of grease marks making cleaning easier, keeping your lenses clearer and cleaner for longer.
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Once you have placed your order it usually takes about a week to deliver a clear prescription to you. If you have them tinted, please allow up to two weeks.