Play A Better Round Of Golf With Golf Sunglasses

We can’t exactly promise you’ll go from hitting into the ruff to a hole-in-one, but we’ve heard from many golfing customers of ours on just how wearing the right Golf Sunglasses has helped improve their game. After all, we play better when our eyes are more focused on that tee, and keeping our eyes alert and in tune with the tee are just what golf sunglasses intend to do!

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses

Reduce Eye Fatigue – Squinting into the sun can easily cause your eyes to dry and feel tired, and you’re certainly not at your best when suffering from eye fatigue. Instead, give your eyes some relief by wearing polarized golf sunglasses. They block out those bright UV rays that threaten a squint-free view of the tee, and help you keep your focus on the fairway, rather than that dreadful ruff.

Light Optimized Lenses – The light is very different when you’re swinging that club at 7am or later on in the afternoon at 3pm. Fortunately, golf sunglasses come in a variety of different lens colors that can help optimize your vision during those different tee times. For early morning games, wear a pair of our Yellow Lens Edge Kazbek Golf Sunglasses to brighten your frame of vision. For afternoon tee times, wear our Fire Iridium Oakley Half Jacket Golf Sunglasses that perform best in medium to bright light.

Impact Resistant – Golf may not be a contact sport, but if you’ve ever come in contact with an errant golf ball, it certainly feels like it is! Several models of our golf sunglasses do indeed meet U.S. Military eyewear ballistic impact resistance requirements, helping you stay safer on the course. Check out our Edge Baretti Golf Sunglasses line to attain this recommended level of protection.

Comfortable and Lightweight – After wearing sunglasses for a few hours, do you ever notice the top of your nose or side of your ears hurting? If you have, you shouldn’t! Real golf sunglasses, like our Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses, feature comfortable and lightweight materials that also place an emphasis on not sliding from your face as you concentrate on your swing.

Wearing the right pair of Golf Sunglasses is just one of the many tried and true tips to improve your game, and we’ve heard from golfers on what a difference wearing golf sunglasses and not wearing golf sunglasses can make. Have golf sunglasses improved your game? Leave us a comment to tell us how!

Anchors Away – To Boating Safety!

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer, and soon, some of us will have the pleasure of hopping onboard a boat. Whether she’s a small flat bottom boat or a stunning speed boat, safety must always stay on top of mind when out in the open waters. You want to have a fun boating experience, and safety tips like checking to ensure Sailingyou have the proper amount of fuel in your boat, as well as wearing Polarized Safety Glasses, keep you safe and grinning as you man your boat.

Tip #1: Have a boating license? A boating license is more than a sheet of paper – it’s acknowledgement that you are responsible enough to drive a boat, and that you know the boating safety must-haves. If you’re not driving the boat, make sure the driver does indeed have a license.

Tip #2: Check the fuel. Ever hop in your car without checking how much gas you have left? You’re excited to head out into the water, and after getting everyone onboard, it’s so easy to forget to check that you have enough fuel! Some boaters keep a checklist in their dock to ensure they don’t forget to check this very essential boating safety tip.

Tip #3: Consult the weather report. Ah, calm waters and not a cloud in the sky. Then twenty-minutes out, the raindrops start to fall and the thunder clouds roll in. The weather can be very mercurial, so take care to check the weather report before you head out. Smartphone apps make it even easier to do so these days.

Tip #4: Wear safety glasses. We’ve said again and again how important – yet easy to overlook – safety glasses are. It’s no different when out in the water. You’re boating at a nice speed, and although the wind rushing at you is a great feeling, it can always cause your eyes to dry or bugs, dirt, and water to fly up in your eyes, distracting you from driving the boat. Polarized safety glasses, like our Edge Dakura Polarized Safety Glasses, help you see more detail as you cruise along the water, without fear of bugs or water spraying up at you.

Tip #5: Take care with alcohol. Boating is great fun, isn’t it? It’s tempting to mix boating with alcohol, especially on innocent-looking lakes in the summertime. Yet, boating accidents dramatically increase when alcohol is involved. The smallest error in judgment can cause harm to you, your guests, and your boat. Save the alcohol for the dock!

The type of watercraft is no matter – simply being out in the water and safely enjoying the rush of the wind against your cheeks is one of our favorite parts of the summertime. As long as you are following boating safety tips, you can have an enjoyable boating experience. Know a boater in your life? Keep him or her safe by gifting polarized safety glasses, in exchange for a ride on the boat, of course!

UV Protection – Eliminating Excuses

Smith & Wesson Mini-Magnum with Gold Metallic Mirror Lens

Smith & Wesson Mini-Magnum with Gold Metallic Mirror Lens

Most people agree that sunglasses can protect eyes from harmful UV rays. Most people also believe that eye protection benefits overall health. And the majority of individuals usually wears sunglasses during outdoor activities and while driving. Yet, not even half of individuals surveyed actually wear sunglasses that truly protect their eyes. In addition, the majority of people also feel that children should wear sunglasses too, but one glance at a park or ball field on sunny day and the lack of follow through in this area is obvious.

So why the disparity? Many individuals focus only on fashion when choosing sunglasses, or they don’t feel that UV protection is an absolute necessity. The following 5 facts provide the necessary information to help eliminate excuses for not protecting eyes against harmful UV rays.

  1. Experts stress the importance of UV protection for eyes. In “How the Sun Affects Our Eyes: An Interview with an Optometrist,” author Denise Cripps details that not only is the accumulated affect of UV rays on the eyes significant, but it is especially so for those under 18. Because protecting eyes is so crucial, eliminating excuses for not protecting them is a worthwhile pursuit.
  2. You can have BOTH fashion and UV protection. Many individuals choose sunglasses based on fashion. Unfortunately, fashion sunglasses often fail to protect eyes against harmful UV rays. Yet fortunately, a large variety of sunglasses DO PROTECT the eyes and also LOOK GREAT on the wearer. Check out these options, and you’ll quickly become a believer.
  3. Affordability is no longer an issue. While many sunglasses with UV protection can get pricey, there are just as many that are quite affordable. Makers like Tapout provide a variety of fashionable and affordable options with several items pricing out below $20.
  4. The options available eliminate excuses. Individuals who wear prescription glasses as well as those needing an additional level of safety because of their job no longer have to compromise either. There are a variety of over-prescription eyewear, prescription-ready sunglasses, and safety sunglasses with UV protection to fit anyone’s unique situation. Even those wearing bifocals have some terrific options for sunglasses.
  5. Protecting your child’s eyes doesn’t have to be expensive. Many people are hesitant to spend a lot on sunglasses for children because in general children tend to either be rough or forgetful and often both. Fortunately, many inexpensive options such as the Smith & Wesson Mini-Magnum Safety Glasses with Gold Metallic Mirror and the Dewalt Renovator Small Safety Glasses with Indoor-Outdoor Lens exist to protect young eyes against UV rays as well as against impact hazards such as those that come with sports. Options are so affordable, that purchasing a back-up pair is not out of the question.

Changing habits can be a struggle for many people, and education can be a key component to eliminate excuses that stand in the way. This fact certainly holds true for protecting eyes against harmful rays from the sun. With the elimination of the excuses addressed in the above 5 facts, hopefully the disparity between belief and action can be reduced.

Stay tuned for next week’s article that will identify and address one of the biggest reasons many individuals do not wear sunglasses.