Sunglasses for sport
Anyone who has taken part in any sport knows how important the right eyewear is, whatever level you are taking part at.
The demands of sports sunglasses and goggles are immensely varied but UV protection, protection from wind, dust, insects and debris is vital for most outdoor sporting pursuits. Swept-back aerodynamic styles maximise peripheral vision and shatterproof polycarbonate lenses defend your eyes from the elements and debris. You need the very best performance at the best price iOptix meet this criteria.
We offer a wide and varied range of affordable, high performance and stylish eyewear suitable for most sports including cricket, golf, cycling, athletics, running, fishing, water-sports, surfing, kayaking, rafting, waterskiing, windsurfing, boating, sailing, skydiving, abseiling, clibming and trekking.
For anyone going skiing, walking or climbing at high altitude it's essential to wear good quality sunglasses or goggles because on mountains the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays are easily underestimated, with a high risk of sunburn and ultimately skin cancer and eye cataracts. A Category. 4 lens is highly recommended, please ask us for our recommendations or to glaze your eyewear to a Cat.4 specification.
Because mountain air is cool, it gives a false sense of security about the sunlight. But the higher the altitude, the greater the ultraviolet (UV) radiation, because there is less atmosphere to screen out the harmful rays. According to a study by Japanese scientists it was revealed that eyes can receive up to 2.5 times more UV on mountains than at sea level. Even when the eyes are turned away from the sun, they can still get over 85 per cent more UV on snow. This can cause conditions such as snow blindness, which can lead to inflammation and cataracts.
You can browse our site by manufacturer or by sport, many of our frames can be found in various categories meaning they can be used throughout the activities. We chose the items on the website for you and would not and will not list any product which we wouldn’t recommend, you will find many of these being worn by the professionals, they want the best and you deserve the best.