What makes a good pair of sports glasses?

Linda Eigner

As soon as winter is coming to an end, the bikes, inline skates, SUPs and hiking boots are unpacked. The right sports glasses are a must when it comes to outdoor equipment. It not only protects us from dangerous UV rays, but also provides a clear view on fast rides in irritating wind and weather conditions. We have briefly summarized for you what is important for good sports sunglasses and what you should pay attention to.

Why is UV 400 protection so important?

Sports glasses are primarily intended to protect against dangerous radiation. 100% UV protection prevents eye damage and improves the athlete's vision. When buying, you should therefore make sure that the sports sunglasses filter ultraviolet radiation up to a wavelength of 400 nanometers. Pay attention to the instructions UV400 protection or 100% UV protection.

What does photochromic or self-tinting mean?

If you are looking for new sports glasses, you will definitely come across photochromic glasses, also known as self-tinting glasses. The lenses of the photochromic sports glasses adapt to the light conditions and to the UV rays. They can darken or brighten themselves independently. Self-tinting spectacle lenses are around 30% more expensive than normal spectacles on the spectacles market. A practical alternative to photochromic lenses are sports glasses with interchangeable lenses. The glasses can be exchanged within a few seconds.

NAKED Optics insider tip: Do you already know our The FALCON sports glasses? A total of six different lenses with different tints are available. So you are well equipped for all wind and weather conditions.

Are there prescription sports glasses?

For outdoor athletes with optical glasses, there are also various options for the perfect perspective. In addition to contact lenses, insert clips are also available for certain sports glasses. The optical inserts are a good alternative for all athletes who do not want to wear contact lenses. The optician can then adapt the insert clip to the individual prescription. If optical inserts and contact lenses are not an option for you, then there is another option. You can also discuss prescription sports glasses with your optician.

NAKED Optics Must-Read: Do you wear glasses and are you still looking for ski goggles? You can read about the different options here.

Are polarized lenses better?

Some sports glasses are now also equipped with polarized lenses. However, very few people know what polarization actually means. We have summarized everything you need to know about polarized lenses, as well as advantages and disadvantages. You can read more about it on our blog.

Firm fit even during strenuous activities

In addition to protecting the eyes, sports glasses must also be comfortable to wear. It doesn't matter whether you're going for a leisurely run at the weekend or long bike rides: sports sunglasses have to fit perfectly with every movement. This is mainly ensured by the rubberized ends of the temples or an individually adjustable nosepiece. For some glasses there are also glasses straps. So that the perfect hold is given even during strenuous activities.

Modern and light material

Another requirement for good sports glasses is their weight. The glasses should be as light as possible. This means that it is comfortable to wear even during long training sessions. Our RUSH halfframe is made of the modern TR-90 material and is a flyweight at 25 grams. The sports glasses also meet the highest demands of endurance athletes.

Do you still have questions?

Do you still have questions about buying your new sports glasses? We are happy if we can help you. Just write to us at support@nakedoptics.net


Photos: Florian Dorn

Related articles