Sports glasses are similar to other types of eyewear in that they have a frame and lenses. But most types of sports glasses are made from special strong materials that make them perfect for players of all ages.

Frames that are Strong and Light

Sport glasses frames are commonly made out of sturdy impact-resistant plastic. Plastic frames are ideal for sports because they are stronger and more lightweight than metal frames. Some types of sports glasses also add a foam cushion to the frame for comfort on the face, and temple straps to keep the glasses snug around the ears.

What are sport glasses lenses made of?

Lenses for sports glasses are most often made of shatterproof polycarbonate. This specialized plastic can withstand scratches and aren’t at risk of shattering if you are hit by a ball or racquet. Ask our team at Dr Specs for lens coatings that can add the benefits of anti-reflective or UV coatings to make them suitable for outdoor or nighttime sports.

When is the right time?

With so many specialized sports glasses available, they are an ideal choice for most sports, including:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Cycling and mountain biking
  • Running
  • Tennis, racquetball and squash

Can I get prescription lenses in my sports glasses?

Yes! Many different types of sports glasses can be fitted with prescription lenses. Speak to the any of our staff to see if your prescription would be suitable for plastic lenses.

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With complete eyewear services, including eye exams, an extensive line of sports and designer frames and lenses, and contact lenses, Dr. Specs Optical will help you see clearly. Contact us today to book an eye exam or inquire about sports glasses or other custom eyewear!