Any time you pick up your racket and prepare for another game of tennis, maintaining perfect eyesight is important for seeing the ball and preventing accidents. Our prescription tennis sunglasses at Marvel Optics help you see everything that is happening on the court in front of you while also keeping your eyes comfortable when exposed to sunlight. Shop our collection of durable, high-quality frames for glasses that are fashionable enough to wear both on and off the court.
If you frequently play tennis outdoors, you should always wear a pair of sunglasses while you practice and compete to help protect your eyes from sun rays. It is important to remember that not all tinted or polarized lenses provide the sun protection you need to prevent future problems with your eyes. Always look for sunglasses that block 99 or 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Most glasses will indicate on the lenses if they are UV rated. It is also important to consider how much coverage the frame provides.
When purchasing a pair of prescription sports sunglasses for tennis, you need eyewear that will protect your eyes from injury if an accident occurs. Many of our frames meet ANSI Z87.1 high velocity and mass impact standards and may even meet the requirements for the MIL-PRF-32432 ballistic standards. Sports glasses should also be ASTM impact safety rated for high-velocity sports from different types of projectiles, such a tennis balls. It’s a good sign if the glasses feature polycarbonate lenses with durable frame materials, including nylon.
If you are far or nearsighted, prescription glasses are essential for helping you see the tennis ball as it moves along the court. Additionally, bright, glaring light can make it hard for you to see without squinting. Sunglasses can make it easier to see when playing outdoors. Some lens colors even offer added benefits, such as enhancing color or improving contrast.
Prescription Tennis Sunglasses FAQs
Can You Wear Sunglasses While Playing Tennis?
People may be anxious to wear their prescription tennis sunglasses because they think they might fall off or break if hit by the ball. However, it is very common for people to wear glasses while playing. There are several professionals in the sport who opt to wear their eyewear including Samantha Stosur and Janko Tipsarevic.
What Color Lens Is Best for Tennis?
Some tennis players opt for gray lenses since they help reduce brightness and prevent eye fatigue on sunny days without affecting color perception. Yellow lenses filter blue light and provide improved contrast on cloudy or foggy days. Brown lenses enhance color and reduce glare in almost all outdoor lighting conditions.
What Are the Best Sunglasses for Tennis?
There are many brands known for making high-quality sports sunglasses for tennis, such as Oakley, Wiley X, Nike, and Bolle. The best eyewear for tennis has shatter-resistant lenses and sturdy frames that won’t break upon impact. Rubber pads and a wraparound style will help keep your glasses on your face as you run.
Are Polarized Sunglasses Good for Tennis?
If most of your time playing tennis takes place on an outdoor court during the day, polarized lenses on tennis prescription sunglasses can help block any glare coming off the court, especially for people who are very sensitive to bright light. However, some tennis players prefer to go without this technology since polarized lenses may affect depth perception.
How Do You Keep Your Glasses on During Sports?
Choosing the right eyewear for sports is essential if you don’t want to worry about your glasses slipping off your face. Choose prescription tennis sunglasses that fit snugly and are lightweight. An adjustable strap can also help you reduce the chance of your eyewear falling off.