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The Benefits Of Wearing Sunglasses For Golfers

Posted on 12/09/17 in Products, Professional Advice

Golfers spend vast amounts of their time on the golf course, playing under harmful conditions. Powerful UV Rays can cause damage to eyes if they aren’t properly protected by wearing sunglasses for golfers.

There are many benefits of wearing sunglasses for golfers, both from a medical standpoint as well as from a performance standpoint.

For most golfers, an average round can sometimes last for more than 5 hours, in conditions which can be seriously detrimental to their eyesight. A major concern for golfers is exposure to UV radiation

UV radiation is invisible but exposure is cumulative and may not show its effect for many years. Clouds reduce the amount of UV but do not block it completely, so you are still exposed on an overcast day. Long-term UV exposure to the eyes has been linked both to damage inside the eye e.g. cataracts and macular degeneration; but also to the external eye e.g. pingueculae and pterygia.

For your protection only wear sunglasses displaying the CE kite mark and guaranteeing to absorb 100% UVA and UVB.

A good pair of sunglasses will also significantly reduce the amount of visible light that enters our eyes, and stop you from squinting. This is achieved by the depth and colour of the tint on our sunglasses, with most dark tints only allowing 15% of all visible light to pass through. Different depths of tint are available for differing light levels and environments.

From a performance standpoint, wearing the correct sunglasses will help your golf game immensely. Many brands use performance lenses which improve your visibility by allowing you to see the contours in the putting green.

Oakley has revolutionized the world of golf with their unique lens technology, frame design, style and performance creating a superior sports product. Oakley frames are made with lightweight yet strong materials offering flexibility whilst also absorbing impact.

Prizm is Oakley’s new revolutionary lens technology that dramatically enhances contrast and fine-tunes vision for specific sports, in different environments and light conditions. Oakley have created a lens specifically designed for golfers, the PRIZM Golf lens, this filters out individual wavelengths of light to sharpen clarity and reveal detail that might be missed by the naked eye.

The Oakley Prizm will help your golf game by doing the following;

  1. Enable you to spot different grass textures
  2. Improve the contrast between the greens of the healthy and unhealthy grasses.
  3. Helps to differentiate grain direction to help predict ball speed.
  4. Improves separation of colours which gives you depth cues to gauge distance.

If you would like to wear a pair of sunglasses which will protect you from harmful UV radiation as well as help to improve your golf performance, please visit our web page dedicated to golfers.

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