Sports Vision

If you have ever wondered how much your sports performance could be improved by vision correction you need only look at the professionals, wearing frames and lenses designed for their sport to keep them playing at the very highest level regardless of the conditions.

Come to Rawlings Opticians for sports eyewear advice and our dispensing team can give you the benefit of their detailed knowledge whatever your sport! Whether you wear glasses or not, your ability can be enhanced with the use of the correct lens type for your sport and we offer specialist tints to improve your performance. Visual strain can cause mental and physical tiredness preventing you from being at the top of your game and the efficiency of your eyes can quickly be hampered by light levels that are either too bright or too low.

Specialist tints and polarisation can cut out unwanted reflections from flat surfaces such as roads, snow or water. Light absorbing tints can help in bright conditions however contrast enhancing tints will help when light levels are low. The right tint colour or density can help a ball stand out against any background, help you see the undulations of the ground, ensure you see the water surface regardless of reflections or prevent the glare from snow from hampering you seeing the moguls. The lenses can be hydrophobic which ensures rain and fine moisture particles just roll off the lens.

The right frame and fitting can ensure light doesn't seep in from around the edge of the glasses, and will help keep dust and weather from distracting your concentration. The correct choice of eyewear can also protect you from small objects such as squash balls, stones or debris which can cause eye injuries.

Many of the frames feature interchangeable lenses so you can change the tint according to the weather or feature photochromatic lenses which change tint density in different light levels ensuring you have the best vision in any conditions.

In many sports, success or failure is measured in hundredths of a second or fractions of a centimetre - so the speed and endurance of your eyes focussing ability is pretty vital. To check that your vision is as clear as possible and your focussing is accurate, you may wish to book an eye examination with one of our optometrists as well as seeing our dispensing team to discuss your sports eyewear requirements.

Take a look at your sports on the specialist pages or if your sport isn't mentioned please contact us and we will be pleased to help you find the very best product for your sporting requirements


To check that your vision is as clear as possible whatever your sport - book an eye examination with one of our optometrists as well as seeing our dispensing team to discuss your sports eyewear requirements.