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Sports injuries are not only danger while participating in athletic sports. Ultraviolet light from sun is harmful even in winter. UV light contributes to diseases such as cataracts, cancer, and photokeratitis (sunburn of retina). It is important for snowboarders and skiers to always wear tinted goggles or sports sunglasses, as UV bounces off snow even on cloudiest of days, this is also true of anyone participating in water sports as UV bounces off water.
Goggles in an amber or rose tint can be used to enhance snow shadows on a ski slope indicating ridges or bumps on surface, helping snowboarders and skiers alike decide where to turn and maneuver as to avoid catching edges and falling.
Other useful features that are appealing to sports enthusiasts are mirror coatings, polarized lenses and various tints. The available multi-color flash mirror coatings reflect light providing anti-glare viewing. Polarized lenses block vertically-reflected light coming into lens making them appropriate for use around water, snow and driving, Some of popular tints available are gray, amber and yellow. The gray, smoke and gray-green tints are most common of tinted lens. They block out glare without changing overall color perception and are great for all-weather use. The Amber, or brown tinted lens are good for blocking blue light which is common on overcast days. Amber helps improve both contrast and depth perception making them a great choice for changeable weather patterns. The yellow tints improve contrast and give a heightened sense of visual acuity, and are great for driving.
Manufacturers are now marketing towards sports-specific sunwear. Frames and lenses are available that are made specifically for cyclists, golfers, boaters, rock climbers etc. Of course there are sports sunglasses that appeal to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Look into convenient and practical changeable lens systems that allow wearer to use clear lenses for darker conditions, dark lenses for sunny conditions or yellow and orange for low light conditions.
In conclusion, whatever outdoors sport you participate in, it’s a good idea to do a bit of research on what specific sport sunglasses are most appropriate for you’re particular needs. Always insist on one hundred percent UVA and UVB protection. Look for sunglasses or goggles with anti-fogging feature such as double lenses, anti-fog coating and wide vents. With all wonderful technology and modern design features available you’re sport sunglasses choice is sure to enhance you’re sports performance.
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