So you want to look as cool as a top golfer or a biker in shades? In reality, choosing sunglasses for spot is not as simple as looking cool. You would need the right lens coatings and tints to boost your performance. What’s more, different sporting activities may require a different tint, so read on for more tips on how to pick the right sunglasses for a certain sport.
Useful tips to keep in mind
- It is advisable to choose grey tinted lens if it is a water sport you are participating in. Smoky, greyish green or plain grey tints are good at transmitting colors without altering their value. They are great for sunny and bright days when you playing a water sport because the bright sun rays are blocked.
- Brown tints are good for improving depth and contrast and lowering glare. If you are in a sport where distance needs constant attention, you should choose brown. The sport could be tennis, skiing or gold where your need to differentiate contrasts. The color is also good for fishing, if you happen to take it up in the early hours of the day or later on, in the afternoon. Brown also suits a sport like golf because the many green color contrasts can be highlighted.
- Yellowish tints are good for riding or driving at night because they improve contrast and retain sharpness. Mountain biking, shooting and cross-country skiing are three sports where you could use the yellow tinted lens. Also, tennis, because yellow increases the contrast and filters out out-of-focus light (bluish) from the picture.
- Blue lenses are good for those into tennis; in fact linespersons could use the a lot because blue lowers glare from white light that has been reflected from water, snow, fog or mist.
- Sportspersons use polycarbonate lens because the lens have strength, resistance to impact and their light weight.
- Polarized lens are used in sports where there is need to lower light glare that is reflected off surfaces like snow or water. However, polarized lenses are not recommended for all sports, and there is a lot of debate over its usage in skiing, for instance. A dangerous stretch of ice might be obscured by the lens, causing accidents. Mirror coating could be useful for skiing as it blocks additional light
- Frames used for sport sunglasses are typically made of material which is durable and lightweight, like polyamide. The style is largely aerodynamic and the sunglasses are sleek.