Key Features for Tennis Sunglasses
Whether you are looking for your first pair of sunglasses, or are replacing your well-loved shades, tennis-specific prescription eyewear can enhance and improve your time on the court. While we can’t guarantee that the right eyewear will take you straight to Wimbledon, it just might just give you a little edge over your friends that don’t take their equipment as seriously as you do.
Instead of attempting to make do with non-functional (yet very stylish) fashion sunglasses, step into the world of performance prescription sunglasses. Here are a few things to consider about frame style and design before making your purchase.
As a tennis player, protecting your eyes and ensuring you have the proper vision in all scenarios may just help you serve a few more aces. Regardless of where you play, it’s important to choose a style with lenses that “wrap” around your face. A wrapped lens design offers total protection from the light that sneaks through the top, bottom, or sides of your glasses, which can be quite distracting.
We also recommend Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses as they are shatterproof and lightweight. A lighter lens will mean less pressure behind or above your ears, and an all-around more comfortable experience throughout your entire match.
Frame Fit and Design
As tempting as it may be to rock your favorite lifestyle shades for your next doubles match, your shades likely won’t perform as you want them to when you need them most. The main difference between tennis-specific glasses and casual frames is a good, snug fit.
Your new tennis sunglasses need to provide all day comfort. A large part of this comfort comes from not having to keep readjusting your glasses when you sweat, or every time you hit the ball. For this reason, tennis-specific shades will have rubberized nose pads and temple arms to keep your glasses secured in the same position as when you first put them on.
Preventing fogging or sweat pooling at the bottom of your frames is essential, especially during those hot summer months. Casual sunglasses don’t tend to have any anti-fog features, and some sport frames hug the face so closely that there isn’t anywhere for moisture to vent. A semi-rimless or vented full-rim frame will work wonders for keeping fogging to a minimum.
Bolle’s Tempest and Bolt S (smaller version of the Tempest) are extremely popular frames for tennis thanks to the semi-rimless style, moisture wicking lens shape, fully rubberized temple arms, and snug but breathable fit.
If you have any other questions about tennis-specific prescription glasses, give us a shout at 888-507-1230 or email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.