Prescription Sunglasses for Sports & Outdoors Activities: Optimizing Performance & Eye Safety

There’s nothing quite like spending time in the great outdoors. From playing your favorite sports to enjoying a walk to simply spending time with your family, there is so much to do and so many ways to have fun under the sun. But if you’re someone who wears prescription eyeglasses, you may find the idea of spending time outside a little frustrating.

After all, you have to choose between squinting in the sun but being able to see clearly and wearing protective sunglasses but suffering from blurry vision, right?

Prescription Sunglasses for Sports

Although it may surprise you to hear it, the answer is actually no! With the recent invention of designer prescription sunglasses, you can get the best of both worlds - clear vision and sun protection in one. No more worrying about having to choose one or the other when making plans in the great outdoors.

Whether you’re a star of your local community baseball team, taking in your child’s soccer game or having a picnic with someone special, you can experience both clear vision and sun protection with the right pair of prescription sunglasses.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of prescription sunglasses and how they can positively impact both your time spent in the great outdoors and your outdoor sports performance, we’re happy to help.

Keep reading to learn more about how prescription sunglasses protect the eyes and how they can actually lead to boosted sports performance.

How Prescription Sunglasses Protect the Eyes

We all know and love sunglasses, but how do they actively work to protect the eye? The answer is complicated yet simple - they filter out harmful UV rays. Sunglasses offer protection against UV rays of all varieties, including those that can’t be seen with the naked eye. When unfiltered, these rays can cause irreversible damage to the eye.

If you opt for a pair of polarized lenses, you’ll be offered an additional layer of protection and visual correction. These lenses also filter out glare and other properties that make it difficult if not impossible to see in sunlight. This subsequently helps you to see more clearly, allowing you to distinguish between colors and see fine details that would have otherwise been hidden in direct light.

The level of eye protection offered by polarized lenses also applies to non-prescription lenses, such as those found in our limited-edition 1932 Collection. Regardless of whether they are prescription or not, polarized lenses offer the same level of protection from the potentially damaging rays that the sun exudes.

How Prescription Sunglasses Can Boost Sports Performance

Unfortunately, the perfect pair of designer prescription sunglasses won’t magically make you pitch the perfect game or suddenly run faster than everyone at a meet, no matter how much we wish that they would. However, they can offer a pretty substantial boost in sports performance just by nature of what they are!

Think about it - when you’re out on the field and the sun is out, it’s often difficult to see whether a ball or person is coming your way in the direct sunlight. You might even experience eye pain and glare if you accidentally look the wrong way! But if you’re wearing your favorite polarized prescription sunglasses, you’ll be able to see clearly and keep your eyes protected, allowing you to focus on the game and not on trying to see.

In addition to offering clarity, prescription sunglasses also fight back against eye damage and strain that can come from not wearing polarized glasses in the sun or from not wearing prescription lenses.

This offers longevity in helping you see more clearly for longer periods of time in the great outdoors without the headaches or eye pain that often comes with it!


When planning time in the great outdoors, don’t forget to pack your favorite pair of designer prescription sunglasses! Whether you’re about to play an adult kickball tournament with friends, going to your child’s all-day swim meet or meeting up with family for an outdoor lunch at the park, having the right pair of prescription polarized sunglasses will keep you seeing clearly while also offering you the highest level of protection, no matter how bright it gets outside!


Our Prescription Sunglasses Collections

The Sola Collection is a selection of one-of-a-kind sunglasses offered in three amazing colors with a classic, flattering square shape. These frames can be purchased with prescription polarized lenses or non-prescription polarized lenses, allowing you the opportunity to create the perfect pair of custom sunglasses to fit your lifestyle.

Additionally, Zeiss lenses are used to elevate your eyewear experience for non-prescription lenses in the Sola collection. 

The 1932 Collection

Designed with a nod to vintage aesthetics with a modern twist, our 1932 Collection offers an exclusive selection of sunglasses without prescription lenses. These unisex frames are ideal for anyone who is after a high-quality pair of designer sunglasses with a timeless design that doesn’t necessarily need a corrective prescription.

Plus, Zeiss lenses are offered with this collection, so you can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality lens on the market. 

The Classic Collection

In addition to offering two selections of designer sunglasses, we also offer the ability to turn any of our designer prescription eyeglasses into sunglasses through customization.

We offer both polarized prescription lens and transition prescription lens options, offering you the ability to create the perfect pair of sunglasses to fit your unique prescription and sense of style. Simply choose from one of three tints or transition lenses during checkout and you’re well on your way to creating an amazing pair of custom designer sunglasses!

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