Eyes on Sport

See better, be better

If you regularly participate in sports, are you wearing the most suitable eyewear? Are you even wearing eyewear at all? We can't recommend sports eyewear enough, for a number of reasons. First and foremost it provides protection for your eyes whilst playing sport. Many sports involve close contact or fast-paced use of balls, rackets and sticks.

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They also protect your eyes against the damaging UV rays from the sun. If you're playing an outdoor sport, you're exposed to these rays. Wearing protective eyewear will dramatically reduce the damage caused by UV, especially if you're wearing a wrap-around lens which shields the eyes from all angles. People can forget that rays from the sun can still reach parts of your face that the lenses don't cover.

Certain sports can expose players to even more risk as the UV rays reflect from water and snow. And let's not forget how your eyes will also be protected against other elements such as the wind and rain.

Sports specific eyewear carries many benefits
Sports specific eyewear carries many benefits

Adidas Performance... because every moment is valuable

Many of the Adidas Performance range feature Quick Release Hinges™ which will simply come apart upon impact, making it less likely to cause injury as well as reducing the risk of damage to the frame.

Adidas eyewear - employing some of the most technical concepts, including the revolutionary Light Stabilising Technology™
Adidas eyewear - employing some of the most technical concepts, including the revolutionary Light Stabilising Technology™

It's not until you try wearing dedicated sports eyewear that you wonder how you got by without it before. You'll experience useful features to help improve your performance. Just a few of these features include sweat bars to prevent sweat running into your eyes, Traction Grip™ to ensure a non-slip stable fit, ClimaCool™ ventilation to direct air so not to disturb your vision and swappable lenses to adapt to different light and weather conditions.

Blunt eye injury is extremely common and is very often sports-related, e.g. a football hitting the eye. Receiving an injury to the eye can result in bleeding inside the eye (hyphema) or damage to the retina, such as retinal tears, which may lead to retinal detachment.

The eye socket bones surrounding the eye could also be broken (commonly referred to as a blow out fracture). This is reported as a common injury when playing squash. Safety goggles should be worn to minimise the risk.

View our range of Adidas Performance eyewear and feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all.

Sports specific eyewear carries many benefits
Sports specific eyewear carries many benefits
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