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If you participate regularly in sporting activities you may not be aware of the tremendous advantages of sports-specific eyewear. There are a number of different choices dependent upon your sporting choice and vision requirements.
We stock specialist glasses, sunglasses, goggles and other protective eyewear as well as lenses designed for active lifestyles. Whether it's golf, cycling, running, sailing, cricket, squash or any other sport, there will eyewear available to offer optimum vision and safety.
The Adidas Performance Eyewear collection offers a huge range of options for sports enthusiasts and elite athletes alike. Many of these styles feature unique attributes including quick-release hinges to reduce the risk of injury or breakage upon impact, sweat bars to keep sweat from running into your eyes, traction grip sides for non-slip comfort and interchangeable lenses to adapt to all conditions and environments. Do you get that from your current sports eyewear?
We recently ran a small campaign, 'Eyes on Sport' which was centred around sports eyewear and the huge benefits to be gained from wearing eyewear specifically designed for sports use. When participating in sports, so many people settle for wearing their current glasses or sunglasses. This might seem a suitable option, but it's not until you try out specialist sports eyewear that you really see what you've been missing out on!
Ever considered contact lenses?
A wider field of view is possible with contact lenses.
The lenses and frames of glasses can restrict the field of view, which could make all the difference when playing sports.Contact lenses are a very popular option for sports men and women. You'll no doubt find that contact lenses could well be the?only option for you when it comes to playing sports with uninterrupted vision. Many find that they offer a lot more freedom with a number of benefits over wearing glasses for sports. For example, contact lenses tend to allow more stable vision and better depth perception. This is because there is much less magnification difference between eyes. A wider field of view is possible with contact lenses too; the lenses and frames of glasses can restrict the field of view, which could make all the difference when playing sports. As mentioned above, specialist sports eyewear can feature quick release hinges to prevent damage to yourself and the frame upon impact. Obviously with contact lenses there is no risk of damage or breakage. And finally, because contact lenses will always move when your eyes move, the centre of the lens is always in the line of sight resulting in fewer distortions and of course no reflections.
If you're thinking of trying out contact lenses, we offer a number of different aftercare plans to suit your budget and your contact lens requirements. See our contact lens page for more details on the different types of lenses available.