The one thing you need to be sure of when buying golf accessories is to not end up with the wrong one. In terms of golf sunglasses, you’ll want the one with the grip that holds right, the one that comes with best coverage, the one that has the right fit and the one that has the correct lens, which technology you will learn more about in this article.
So, let us head on straight to the topic. Here is the lens technology you need to know before buying a pair of golf sunglasses.
You may have heard of polarized golf sunglasses. But are they good for golfing? The answer to this question is that it depends on what you feel most comfortable. Some play with it, while others chooses not to.
Polarized sunglasses are great for managing glare. It protects our eyes. However, on the golf course, you are not visualizing distance against the sun or against any glare that distracts your vision (at least, in most cases). For this reason, there isn’t really a need to wear this type of sunglasses unless you are used to it.
Unless you prefer them, forcing yourself to wear one may affect your perception of depth and may throw off your performance on the course.
When talking about prescription golf sunglasses, you will most likely hear of bifocal and progressive lenses. Whether you choose one over the other, it depends.
These lenses have a reading area in them that when you look through them affects your perception of depth (yes, those instances when things are closer than they actually are), which could affect your performance.
If possible, have prescription golf sunglasses without them. This will come with a trade-off, but it’s a worth it compromise for better performance.
However, if you’re used to wearing bifocal or progressive lenses, you can have it in your prescription golf sunglasses, but have the reading area set lower so it does not get in the way when not needed.
So far, we have options with use case dependent on personal preference, but that’s about to change with golf sunglasses featuring contrast enhancing elements.
What contrast enhancing golf sunglasses essentially do is that it gives you the contrast needed to improve your perception of depth, which in turn allows you to work the green with the best clarity.
Imagine having access to a vision enhancer that allows you to perform better on the course. This is what these golf sunglasses will give you.
Tints are interesting, but its use depends on your demand.
There will be times when the place you play golf is bright enough to hurt your eyes. In cases like this, you will need golf sunglasses with tinted lenses enough to protect your eyes. Ideally, a darker shade.
Tint comes in different varieties. One may fit a certain condition that others are not ideal, so selecting a variety that fits most of the type of courses you are playing in is key to finding the best one.
There you have it. Which lens tech you think your golf sunglasses should have? Let us know in the comments below.