TYPES OF EYEWEAR

Sports, Safety, Sun & Designer

Types of Eyewear – Sports Eye Protection

Sports eyewear is an ideal option for various activities whether indoor or outdoor. Lenses with impact resistance are important to help prevent any injuries to the eyes and keeping dust away. An anti-glare coating can help with glare from indoor lighting in a gymnasium or stadium lit settings. In Vancouver, where movement is an important part of our active lifestyle, people can be found playing sports year round. A few of the most common are sports that require eyewear, such as summer beach volleyball, football, swimming and snow boarding. We have collected more information on each particular type of eyewear with further recommendations. Please click on the protective goggles for more.

Snow Goggles

Types of Eyewear - Snow Goggles

Volleyball Goggles

Types of Eyewear - Volleyball Goggles

Football Goggles

Types of Eyewear -Sports Goggles

Swim Goggles

Types of Eyewear

For outdoor activities like cycling and running, sunglasses that wrap around are a great option. Tinted lenses allow for 100% uva/uvb protection and certain tint colors can improve contrast sensitivity and reduce glare and brightness from the sun. 

In addition to the the lenses themselves, wrap around eyewear accessories are also important. 

Wearing a wrap frame allows the frame to fit closer to your head and won’t get knocked off with movement. They can come with adjustable flex temples and an adjustable strap allowing for a better fit for the individual’s head. 

Types of Eyewear – Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses are one of the most important types of eyewear with many modifications.  Sunglasses that have lenses with your eyes specific prescription designed into them, can help you see clearly while reducing the brightness and glare from your surroundings. You will need sunglasses as a barrier to block out harmful UV light. 

At Real Eyes Optometry, you can find  a wide selection of frames that can also become a pair of prescription sunglasses. Visit us in-store to find out what deals we have on your next pair of prescription sunglasses.

Designer Eyewear

Come see our selection of the latest trending eyewear and styles at our office.

Types of Eyewear

Types of Eyewear Safety Glasses

Real Eyes Optometry carries a wide variety of Canadian safety approved types of eyewear and safety standard lenses. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate safety eyewear for your particular occupation.
Allergy and Infectious Diseases safety goggles are another form of personal protective equipment that you should add to your arsenal.  The best way to protect yourself from coronavirus is to protect all your surfaces.  Wearing goggles or an eye protection is a must when you are unable to socially distance while in public.

 

Types of Eyewear Safety Glasses

The Science Behind Sunglasses

For more on the science behind sunglasses and how ions biologically effect the body, check out this video.