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If you play sports, you may need to wear protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe while you play. This is most common in sports such as skiing, handball, basketball and a few others. However, proper protection is a good idea no matter what you are doing. At Marvel Optics, we have a broad selection of sports goggles for you to choose from.

Why Protection Is Important

Some reports indicate that around 40,000 eye injuries from sports are treated every year in America. Although not all these lead to permanent damage, nearly all of them could be prevented with proper protection. Many sports involve fast-moving, flying objects that could impact your eyes and cause harm. Other sports also include physical contact which can also result in eye injuries.

Even seemingly safe sports such as badminton and tennis have a potential for injury. Goggles are very common in sports such as handball and squash due to the significant risk. Overall, it is simply better to wear a pair of goggles or glasses than to risk doing irreversible damage to your eyes. In short, it simply isn’t worth the risk.

Corrective Lenses

At Marvel Optics, we offer prescription sports goggles and glasses. If you find a pair of goggles or glasses that fit your style and needs, we can likely add corrective lenses. When you are placing your order, be sure to select the “Prescription Lens” option of the goggles or glasses. This will give you a chance to select the features you want and enter your prescription details.

For help with ordering your prescription sports glasses or goggles, check out our how-to guides. These will help you understand your prescription and how to place your order. We strive to make this process as easy as possible. Place your order today and protect your eyes whenever you play a sport.

Sports Goggles FAQs

How Do I Choose Sports Goggles?

There are a few factors to consider when choosing goggles: comfort, protection and durability. Comfortable goggles should fit your face and not obstruct your field of vision. If you have a small head, consider low-profile goggles. Look for safety-rated goggles with polycarbonate lenses. Also, scratch resistance is typically a must-have for sports.

Are Sports Goggles and Sports Glasses the Same?

No, goggles have a headband to hold them in place whereas sports glasses use temples. Goggles typically offer more protection and stay in place better. This makes them ideal for uses with a lot of dust and intense movements. Many people find glasses more comfortable for slower-paced uses. For example, sport shooting and fishing.

What Sports Use Goggles?

Protective goggles and prescription sports goggles are a good idea in many sports. They are very popular in winter sports, basketball, field hockey, handball and many others. Goggles are a must in any sport or game that may involve an impact with your eyes. For example, paintball and air-soft require protective goggles.

How Do You Measure Goggles?

There are two main measurements of sports goggles: frame width and headband circumference. If you own a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses, measure the frame width of those. This should give you a rough estimate of how well a specific pair of goggles will fit. Most headbands are adjustable. However, you can measure your head circumference with a measuring tape to check.

How Do I Keep My Sports Goggles From Fogging Up?

Some goggles are designs to naturally prevent fogging with venting above the eyebrows and other features. Another option is to order your goggles with anti-fog treatment. This can significantly reduce fogging. Rubbing some baby shampoo in the lenses can also help prevent fogging. However, proper anti-fog treatment is usually more effective.


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