Glasses for golf


The golf course can be a challenging place for your vision thanks to bright sunlight, the contrast between light and shadow and the subtle rolling hills across the green. It’s important that your vision is sharp and clear in order to enjoy your hobby comfortably, which is why glasses for golf could be the perfect solution.

Whether you require prescription lenses to correct your vision or you need a pair of glasses to protect your eyes from the sun, wearing the right glasses for golf can open up a whole new world of opportunity. So, what glasses for golf should you be considering before you head out for another round?

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How to choose the right glasses for golf

Today’s technology means that you can now access a range of glasses that are perfectly optimised to your needs. Glasses for golf are available in a number of styles to enhance visual and physical comfort. If you require varifocal glasses for golf to correct your vision across different distances on the course, you might want to consider a pair of Varilux X series lenses.

These varifocal glasses for golf offer the chance to multitask without restrictions in your vision, with reduced image distortions and smooth adjustments between near, far and in-between vision zones. So, when you’re on the golf course, you can see the ball at your feet and the hole in the distance with ease.

Whether you play for fun or you take it a little more seriously, wearing the right glasses for golf can have a big impact on your day. Finding lenses that are optimised for sport performance sunglasses could be the solution you’re looking for. In that case, Varilux SunMax is a type of varifocal lens that will fit perfectly in a sports frame, such as wraparound glasses.

Providing comfortable vision and an easy-to-wear design, Varilux SunMax glasses for golf can help to maximise your performance when it matters.

For single vision glasses wearers you might either suffer from myopia and struggle to see the pin from a distance or you could have hypermetropia where you have difficulties filling in your scorecard. Either way, there’s golf glasses for you. Eyezen lenses are enhanced single vision lenses that are designed to prevent or reduce eyestrain. Perfect glasses for a long round of golf, your glasses will correct your vision while supporting your visual comfort so that you can reach your maximum potential even on the 18th hole.

Woman wearing mirrored sunglasses on putting green

Protecting your vision on the golf course

The golf course can be a harsh environment for your vision, especially as it is outdoors. This can mean your eyes spend hours being exposed to potentially harmful UV light(1). It’s important that you find the right glasses for golf that will protect your eyes.

Polarised glasses for golf are a popular solution because they are designed to eliminate blinding glare, which is often caused by bright sunshine. Offering UV protection and enhanced colour perception, wearing polarised glasses for golf means you can protect your eyes while experiencing sharp, clear vision.

Polarised glasses for golf are available in a number of designs, including a mirror finish, helping you to maintain your personal style while looking after your eyes and improving contrast(2).

If you often find the sun going in and out on the golf course, why not opt for a pair of Transitions lenses? Perfect for taking out on the course, Transitions glasses for golf offer the chance for a convenient lens solution that automatically adapt to changing light. So when you’re in the clubhouse after your glasses will be clear so you can see your friends and the television clearly.

Providing optimal visual comfort and style, wearing the right glasses for golf has never been easier. Photochromic glasses can also protect your eyes effectively from UV light while making sure you’re able to experience natural and effortless vision.

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(1) McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31. (2) 75% Improvement of contrast sensitivity: Survey contrast sensitivity and reaction times with polarised and tinted lenses in simulated driving daylight conditions – Institute for Vision research, Manhattan Vision Associates program #5331 – association for research in vision and ophthalmology 2009.