There are more than 40,000 sports-related eye injuries annually in the United States, and about 90 percent of those injuries are preventable. The best way to reduce your chance of eye injury is proper eye protection. For those of us who wear corrective lenses, that means investing in good quality prescription athletic eyewear. Whether you play a high-risk sport like racquetball or something “safer” like cross-country track, all athletes should wear the appropriate eye protection for their chosen sport.
Tips for Choosing the Proper Athletic Eyewear
When it’s time to purchase protective eyewear for sports, remember the following:
Athletes love Vuarnet, and you will find styles from this popular French brand of eyewear at our Post Oak location. The Vuarnet name shot to fame in 1960 when French skier Jean Vuarnet wore optician and ski enthusiast Roger Pouilloux’s “Skilynx” lenses down the slopes during the Olympic Games. The two paired up to create Vuarnet, a high-performance brand of eyewear for athletes.
If you’re looking for the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses for your active lifestyle we can fit your Vuarnet frames with the prescription lenses of your choice, in one of four base tints.
Another great brand to consider for your athletic eyewear needs is Adidas. Adidas sport eyewear frames and lenses are designed with the following aspects in mind:
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