Glasses for football


Glasses for football can be a helpful aid if you have a vision impairment or eye condition. For instance, if you struggle to make out the ball on the pitch, or you can’t quite see your teammates in the distance, it is likely you need glasses. If you require prescription lenses, wearing them to play football might be essential in order for you to enjoy playing and perform at your maximum potential.

Having clear vision is important for playing football, both for your performance on the pitch and for your safety. Wearing glasses for football can mean you’re less likely to miss the ball or less likely to lose that tackle. You can now invest in lenses that are optimised perfectly for football.

Footballer avoiding a tackle

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Why do I need glasses for football?

If you suffer from a refractive error such as myopia, hypermetropia or even presbyopia, it can result in blurred vision and difficulty in making out objects close up, far away or both. This is why wearing glasses for football can be helpful, ensuring you can see the pitch in front of you clearly.

Whether you play football indoors or outside, glasses for football can aid your vision and support your active lifestyle. Your optician is able to take into consideration your lifestyle and ensure the correct lenses are dispensed.

If you have to wear glasses for football you should consider the properties to ensure that they protect your eyes from possible injury. This is an important consideration when it comes to choosing the lens material of your glasses.

What glasses can I wear for football?

When it comes to selecting the right glasses for football, there are a number of factors to consider. The first is your vision needs; do you require single vision lenses to see either up close or far away? Would you be better with varifocal lenses to see across the different vision zones? Your optician can help to determine this with an eye examination.

Wearing the right prescription can help to make your vision sharper and clearer, which will result in a better ability to see what’s happening on the pitch.

Footballer wearing glasses

Another important consideration is what material your glasses should be made from. After all, some lenses may not be durable enough to survive a football game. This is where Airwear lenses can come in handy. Airwear is a polycarbonate material that has been proven to be up to 12 times more shock-resistant than standard plastic lenses.

Airwear can be a perfect choice for glasses for football thanks to its extreme resistance to impact and additional resistance to scratches. Offering lightness and strength in one, Airwear makes for a comfortable and robust lens solution.

It is also important to protect your eyes from UV light, particularly if you play football outside. Overexposure to UV light can have a damaging effect on your vision, so it’s key to make sure that your glasses for football offer ample protection.

Another effective solution is to add a lens coating. Our range of Crizal lens coatings can make your glasses resistant and repellent from scratches, reflections, dirt, water and smudges and can help protect your eyes from UV light, resulting in a comfortable, clear and safe visual experience when out on the pitch.

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