SPORT FRAME AND LENS CHART

Sport Frame and Lens Chart

  • Every 13 minutes a person with a sports related eye injury visits an emergency room
  • More than 100,000 sports and recreation related eye injuries occur each year
  • More than 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with the use of appropriate protective eyewear
 
Baseball
Frame Sport goggle
  Shield w/ interchangeable lenses w/ sports
strap
Flip up with Rx w/ sports strap
Wrap around w/ sports strap
Lens Brown Sunglass– best against blue sky or
green grass
  A/R absorbs glare at night off stadium
lights (lets more light through lens)
Yellow cuts glare but cuts visual acuity
slowing reaction times
U/V protection on all lenses
 
Basketball
Frame Sport goggle
  Shield w/ sports strap
Wrap around w/ sports strap
Lens Clear lens
  A/R absorbs glare from lights (lets more
light through lens)
Yellow cuts glare but cuts visual acuity
slowing reaction times
 
Cycling
Frame Wrap around w/ sports strap
  Shield w/ sports strap
Frame must have air vents to prevent
fogging
Lens Interchangeable lenses for different times
of day
  Grey is darkest, brown increases contrast
Low light or ofercast days– vermilion or
yellow
Night clear w/ A/R
Photochromics
 
Fishing
Frame Any frame –style decision
  Cable temples, sport strap or
cord
Lens Polarized
  Low light -Vermilion or rose
Brown Polarized
Amber polarized for high
contrast
 
Football
Frame Helmet compatible Sport
goggle (Rec Specs)
Lens Clear lens
  If light sensitive use a
slight gray tint
 
Golf
Frame Oversized or no bottom on
frame
Lens Single vision or bifocals set
very low and out of the way
  Brown or amber polarized lens
will increase contrast between the white ball
and the greens or the sky
  Yellow lens for late in day
or overcast days
  Grey reduces light and keeps
colors neutral
  Hunting / Shooting
Sports
Frame Must sit high on the face
  Interchangeable lenses for
different times of day and different lighting conditions
Lens Low light—clear w/A/R A/R
cuts reflections of light from glasses
  Yellow tint absorbs blue
light enhances contrast
Target orange for Clay or
trap shooting
Vermillion- Highlights orange
and softens green. Good for seeing target
against green tree background
Green or blue -Enhances black
target. Medium to low light conditions
  Motocross
Frame Form fitting goggle with air
vents
Lens Brown Polarized to cut
reflected glare and increase contrast
  Running
Frame Lightweight Shield look for
comfort and security
  Wrap around frame to block
sun and wind
Lens Brown Polarized to cut glare
reflected off concrete and increase contrast
  Photobrown polarized to cut
glare and change with different lighting conditions
  Racquetball
Frame Sport goggle (Rec Specs)
  Shield w/ sports band
Padding between frame and
face is recommended
Lens Clear w/ A/R coating
  Scuba /Snorkeling
Frame Scuba mask that fits tight to
the face—watertight seal
Lens Glass forms best seal with
mask
  SeaVision’s patented color
enhancing masks is the best
  Skiing /Snowboarding
Frame Wrap around Plastic frame or
ski goggle
Lens Polarized brown or amber in
color will provide the best contrast against a white background
  Photochromic lenses – darker
in sunlight, – lighter in an overcast sky- better for low light
Vermilion or Rose is a
general purpose tint that heightens visual acuity and enhances
color
Yellow is a long time
standard in ski and shooting sports
Green is a good all-purpose
lens color

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PROTECTIVE SPORT GOGGLES                      
SHIELD    
WRAP
AROUND FRAME
       
PADDING                        
SPORTS
BAND
         
INTERCHANGABLE LENSES            

Lens Color

CLEAR              
DARK
BROWN
increases contrast and aids in depth
perception
             
DARK GREY                        
SMOKE-light grey                              
AMBER
increases contrast and aids in depth perception
                     
GREEN                              
TEAL
brings out yellow tennis ball
                             
VERMILLION/ROSE
cuts glare on overcast days
                     
BLUE                              
YELLOW
increases lights intensity
                     
POLARIZED
cuts out reflected glare
                     
TARGET
ORANGE
enhances target against green background
                             
PHOTOCHROMIC                        
U/V
FILTER
       
A/R
COATING
                         

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