Winter Sports Eye Wear

Winter eyewear provide protection for the face as well as for the eyes, preventing wind, snow and ice from penetrating and interfering with vision.

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 raiation.

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.

Skiing Eye Wear

Ski goggles provide protection for the face as well as for the eyes; thus, many are large, covering most of the upper portion of the face. They can, however, be smaller and less obtrusive. Regardless of their size, the goggles are designed to fit snugly around the eye area, preventing wind, snow and ice from penetrating and interfering with vision. The lens area is intentionally large so you have a wide field of view and good peripheral vision.

Many ski goggle frames are made of softer, more flexible materials than traditional eyeglass or sunglass frames. Nylon, rubber and propionate are popular because they hold their shape, do not become brittle in the cold and tend not to injure the face if you should fall or impact an object while travelling at high speed. Many goggle styles are held in place on the head with a large, thick strap designed to make sure that the eye protection stays in place no matter how rigorous your activities become.

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.

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