As with any activity, the practice of sport requires specific equipment. That’s why there are frames and lenses adapted to each sport. Whether you prefer swimming, cross-country skiing or running, follow the guide to find you there!
Why wear a specific eye-wear for the sport?
Did you know that your body movements were 70% guided by your sight? To indulge in your favorite sport, good vision is essential. The sports glasses in sight are designed to combine design and technical necessities, according to the activity that you practice. They also adapt to your morphology to accompany your movements, the goal being to wear the best protection possible to bring you optimal performance.
Which glasses to choose?
Winter sports are often practiced in extreme conditions that can attack the eye: high ultraviolet rays, glare and reverberation due to snow … Category 4 UV protection is highly recommended! Choose a bezel that will be very enveloping, or opt for a tinted mask with elastic strap, to combine comfort and practicality. In addition, to no longer have to choose between sun protection and visual correction, there is today an ingenious clip system that is fixed inside your equipment!
These activities often take place in the open air, the eyes can be bothered by the wind, the sun, some projections … Some shocks can also occur! Your telescope must be resistant and slightly curved, to ensure a wide field of vision. Choose anti-shock polycarbonate lenses that will prevent breakage and protect you from ultraviolet rays. The mineral glass is absolutely forbidden!
Visual discomfort can be caused by reflections on the surface of the water, splash, spray or salt … In this case, polarizing lenses will reduce the effects of reverberation and improve contrast. You can also wear hydrophobic lenses that will guarantee you a greater ease of cleaning. The adaptation of your swimming goggles or your diving masks is done directly on the glasses of your equipment. The small distance between the glass and your eye will limit the volume of air in the mask and thus retain a maximum of oxygen. For water sports, it is strongly discouraged to wear lenses. Bacteria can indeed be placed between the contact lens and the eye, and cause infections.
CYCLING OR FOOT RUN
These outdoor sports are dependent on variations in time and brightness that can occur suddenly. Why not opt for photochromic lenses? These adapt to the outside light and darken in the sun. Polarized lenses may also be needed to protect your eyes from reverberation and increase contrast. An anti-fog treatment can also help you practice your activity intensively. Again, polycarbonate will prevent shocks and injuries.
Manufacturers of lenses and frames have developed high-tech products to promote the practice of your sport in the best conditions of comfort. At 104, our opticians will advise you on the choice of optical equipment that best suits the athlete in you!