Essential Accessories: Learn More About Sunglasses
Never sacrifice vision in the great outdoors—sunglasses help shield you from harmful UV rays.
Performance sunglasses offer coverage from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. They also help you maintain vision in bright conditions. From the playing field to your next hiking or biking trip, quality sunglasses can help you make the most of the outdoors.
Best of all, there’s a pair of shades for every athlete: Select from a variety of lenses, frames and other features for the pair that matches your sport. Shop popular brands, including Oakley®. Under Armour®, Ray-Ban® and Costa Del Mar®.
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The best sunglasses offer a balance of function and style. Sunglasses can be an important accessory for your fitness regimen, helping reduce headaches and eye strain, shield you from dust and debris, and reduce glare for enhanced vision. UV radiation tends to be higher in the summer as compared to other times of the year, so ensure you have a pair ready when the weather turns warm.
You can select from a variety of sunglasses, including classic aviators, square-shaped sunglasses and sleek, wrap-around frames. Some pairs come with adjustable frames and ear and nose pads for better grip.
Keep in mind that glass lenses provide the best vision acuity, minimizing distortion and scratching. Polycarbonate and acrylic lenses are very resistant to impact—so they’re a great choice for contact sports.
Always consult product information when selecting your new sunglasses. There you will find specifics on the percentage of UVA, UVB and UVC protection, as well as details on materials, fit and technologies. Keep in mind the color of your lenses counts:
- Gray lenses are great for day-to-day use. Gray lenses transmit an array of colors from the spectrum for minimal distortion. Gray lenses are ideal for bright, sunny days and open water fishing.
- Copper is a high-contrast tint that soothes the eyes. This hue absorbs blue light to heighten visual acuity and boost contrast.
- Brown provides optimal tint for a variety of fishing conditions. Brown tints provide excellent contrast and true color perception. Choose brown for shallow water streams and flats fishing in medium to bright light.
- Amber lenses are ideal in low-light conditions, including first and last light or heavily overcast skies.