Summer Sports Eye Wear

Today, sporting eyewear is an accepted part of everyday life, much the way bike helmets have become and many like the image sports eyewear gives them: it shows they mean business.

Running Eye Wear

Contact lenses are prefect for running. The last thing you need to worry about when you are working hard is you spectacles steaming up. The most convenient and hygienic option is daily disposable lenses. Even if you are wearing contact lenses for outdoor running, you should protect your eyes from ultra violet radiation.

If contact lenses aren‘t for you then Adidas ClimaCool have come up with the ideal solution for spectacle lens wearers. A dynamic ventilation system admits air and removes moisture to keep you comfortable and seeing clearly. They can easily be fitted with prescription inserts.

To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.

Golf Eye Wear

The LST (Light Stabilising Technology) by Adidas eye wear intensifies contrasts in the green zone and harmonises extreme light fluctuations. This prevents rapid eye fatigue caused by the interplay of light and shadow. This enables you to concentrate fully and make the correct decisions.

Frames are available with the whole lens containing the prescription or with an insert behind the lenses for accurate correction of vision. The front wraps around to give a wide field of view. Traction grips along the side and the ability to adjust the angle of the side enable you to achieve a secure, comfortable fit.

To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.

Swimming Eye Wear

The solution for spectacle and contact lens wearers who enjoy swimming. Gator lenses are made of polycarbonate plastic and provide highly effective protection against UV-light (99%). A special and durable Anti fog-coating in the lens interior guarantees good visibility within a short time, even if there are considerable changes in temperature (air/water). The lens power corresponds to the required prescription and they give a broad field of vision.

Swimmers are exposed to a broad spectrum of chemicals applied to the water to prevent infections, so goggles are needed to protect the eyes. Goggles therefore need to fit well. Lamellar seals of flexible and skin-friendly silicone elastomer are used around the Gator lenses enabling them to fit various face shapes comfortably and securely.

To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.

Raquet Sports Eye Wear

Sports such as squash, tennis and badminton may seem relatively harmless, but they involve objects moving at 60 miles per hour or faster. During a typical game, a squash ball can travel between 60 and 200 miles per hour. Another potential danger is that the rackets themselves move at high speed in a confined space.

Flying objects aren‘t the only hazard. Many eye injuries come from pokes and jabs by fingers and elbows, particularly in games where players are in close contact with each other. Basketball, for example, has an extremely high rate of eye injury.

The lenses are usually made of polycarbonate, which is impact resistant, so works well to protect the eyes from fast moving objects. The material also has a built-in UV protection valuable for outdoor sports.

Safety is a great reason to wear protective eyewear, another aspect has to do with performance. It used to be common for people with mild to moderate prescriptions to simply participate in sports without wearing their glasses or contacts. Coaches and players soon recognised that clear, sharp vision is a vital ingredient in sports performance, and participating in sports with less than 20/20 vision is counterproductive.

To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.

Cycling Eye Wear

Most frames are available with prescription or non-prescription lenses. Sports frames are constructed of highly impact-resistant plastic or polycarbonate, and most come with rubber padding to cushion the frame where it contacts the nose or face.

Some sports styles are contoured, wrapping around the face which works well for cycling as it helps keep out wind and dust and gives a wide field of vision. Adidas frames have a Double-Snap Nose Bridge and three level height adjustment at the temples making it possible to adapt the frame to the individual.

Today, sports goggles are an accepted part of everyday life, much the way bike helmets have become. In addition, both children and adults like the image that wearing protective eye wear gives them: it shows they mean business.

To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.

Sailing Eye Wear

Sailing is a tough sport and the people who take part in it need to be able to put up with gale force winds and spray whipping off the ocean or lakes.

The Adidas Tycane Pro is primed for watersports with a head strap and a float. With hydrophobic lenses that shed salt water and dirt, these sunglasses feature a wraparound design for unbeatable vision and protection. Eyewear with these lenses can block out the glare caused by the sun reflecting off the water‘s surface. As well as protecting the eyes from extremely bright sunlight, polarised lenses options are also available can increase detail and clarity.

When it comes to picking the right sailing sunglasses for you, you must weigh up style and substance. Of course, you want to look good out on the water, but when it comes to water sports sunglasses they must do the job. Ultimately, you want top levels of protection, minimum colour distortion and great UV filtration. Grey lenses tend to be a good all-round lens offering very good contrast and detail, so sailors can read the water ahead.

Pop into Specs of Kensington to find out more.

Scuba Diving

Diving masks designed for scuba dives or snorkeling, tend to be large and squarish. They come up high and go across the forehead and dip down low, almost to the bottom of the nose. Rubber surrounds the outside areas of the mask to fit tightly against the face and provide a watertight seal.

Prescription scuba diving masks work in one of two ways: either the entire lens area is a prescription lens, or the prescription lenses are inserted separately between the mask and the wearer‘s eyes. This eliminates the possibility of water leaking in around the lenses; however, depending on the depth, temperature and type of water that you will be diving in, fogging may be a bit more problematic with inserts.

If the dive mask comes with prescription lenses, they may be either made specifically to your measurements and correction, or they can come premade in a prescription that is the same for both eyes.

Most people who require visual correction have a similar prescription for both eyes, and a dive mask with a premade Rx that is the same on either side generally gives you adequate vision for reading gauges and maneuvering around underwater. Even though premade prescription lenses do not have any astigmatism correction, most people who have regular glasses that correct for small amounts of astigmatism do not suffer when wearing a spherical (meaning “without astigmatism”) correction in the water.

To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.

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