Prescription Lenses for Sports
Gone are the days when wearing spectacles while playing sport made us look like the odd one out. Now, sports eyewear is cool whether you are a prescription wearer or not.
This is great news, because simply wearing sunglasses, when outdoors, and especially on the sports field where you can be exposed to the sun for hours at a time, can help prevent the development of cataracts.
Mayer & Mayer Optometrists are Certified Adidas Sports Vision Specialists and have completed a CET training module in Winter Sports.
Pictured above and in stock now in all colours, the Award Winning Adidas Terrex Pro sunglasses - can be direct glazed or fitted with a prescription insert depending on prescription power.
Sports Sunglasses Prescription Solutions
For prescription spectacle wearers, there are now many exciting possibilties! There are of course dedicated sports sunglasses on the market such as Oakley Flak Jacket, which can be glazed directly with prescription lenses, available tinted in many of the same coatings as are available in the non prescription versions, via the Oakley Rx service. As Oakley Authorized Dealers, Mayer & Mayer Optometrists have full access to this fast turrnaround service.
For many Oakley models this prescription service includes Transitions and Polarized lenses.
Transitions are photochromic lenses which change tint intensity as the light changes. Polarized lenses combat high glare caused by light reflected off shiny surfaces, such as water or snow, however many polarized lenses are not ideal for skiing for example as they reduce contrast.
Please contact us
to find out if your favourite Oakley sunglass model can be fitted with your prescription via Oakley Rx.
Oakley Flak Jacket
Adidas sports sunglasses including Agilis, Evil Eye models & Adilibria Half Rim can be glazed directly with lenses by r+h, a high tech European lens manufacturer, again, matching the lens tints you see in the non prescription Adidas sunglasses.
Many more of the Adidas sports performance sunglasses and snow or bike goggles are RxReady meaning they can be easily fitted with a prescription insert or Rx Adapter. The insert is glazed with the prescription lenses and then simply inserted behind the sunglass lens.
Adidas Adivista and Adizero can be fitted with Rx Adapters meaning the frame can then be glazed directly with prescription lenses.
If you would like to know if a particular Adidas sunglass can be kitted out with your prescription, please contact us.
Mayer & Mayer Optometrists are Authorized Adidas Retailers and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.
Adidas Evil Eye Explorer
The TAG Heuer Avant Garde Eyewear and Sport Vision luxury collections are also available at Mayer & Mayer Optometrists. TAG Heuer have their own prescription laboratory meaning that many of the lenses you see in their sunglass ranges are also available with prescription.
Sports Tinted Spectacle Lenses
Many lens manufacturers offer sports and/or polarised tints with their lenses which can of course be glazed in regular prescription eyewear as well as sporty wrap type models. Essilor offer a range called Varilux Sport Lenses especially for varifocal lens wearers. These lenses are available in a range of dedicated sport tints for any number of activities including target sports, fishing, cycling, golf, tennis, hiking, climbing, skiing, glacier activities, water sports and even beach sports.
Another market leader, Rodenstock have added an extensive choice of newly developed, dedicated single vision and multifocal sports lenses and tints to their extensive portfolio.
As you can see, there are many choices available for the spectacle wearing sports enthusiast - let Mayer & Mayer Optometrists guide you through those choices and find the perfect pair of lenses for you and your favourite activity.
If you would like more information on any aspect of sports prescription eyewear, please contact us.