More than just another accessory, a well-suited pair of sunglasses can make or break your look. And the importance doubles up when you’re looking for a pair of prescription sports sunglasses.

Perfect vision is paramount for an athlete’s performance. Having the goal in clear sight, literally, can lead to a big win or a pathetic loss. Apart from vision correction, sports sunglasses are vital for UV protection in the scorching summer while participating in a friendly match of golf or your proud competition on the family’s annual ski trip.

Moreover, now, with the world opening up for travel, you may have decided to check off a few adventure sports from your bucket list you’ve been yearning for. So, here’s a shopping guide to simplify the process of finding the perfect prescription sport sunglasses.

There are five main checkpoints for you to inspect before deciding on the right pair. These are:

  • Frame Size
  • Frame Material
  • Lens Material
  • Lens Tints
  • Lens Technology

You must’ve noticed that we didn’t list UV Protection as a checkpoint. That’s because it’s not an option! Any adequate eyewear will come with both UVA and UVB Protection. And yes, you need both. Also, it’d be time-saving if you have prior experience with the type of sunglasses you’re looking for. Regardless, keep your prescription handy and the target sport in mind, you’re now ready to explore your options.

Frame Size. The actual fit of the glasses is referred to as the frame size. An ideal pair of men’s prescription sunglasses should fit your face size snugly, not loosely as is the trend of oversized frames for smaller faces. To get a clear match, read the dimensions of the pair in the description and match it with the pair you may have on you (of course, provided you like the fit of the glasses you are wearing currently). This is often written as three consecutive numbers - Eye Size, Bridge Size, and Temple Size.

Frame Material. One of the most popular options is polycarbonate elastomer framed sunglasses. These are arguably the best fit for all outdoor sports as they are resistant to temperature changes and remain super flexible, yet sturdy, giving you comfortable long wear.

The Right Lenses. When it comes to sports sunglasses, the most important feature to look for is a durable structure and lens that will stand the test of time giving you complete protection and undistorted vision. So, choosing polycarbonate lenses is a wise choice here. These are even thinner and lighter than plastic, and thanks to the material they’re made of, these are practically indestructible.

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Lastly, don’t forget to provide your prescription at the time of making the purchase of your prescription sunglasses to enjoy your sporting adventure to the fullest!

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