THE YEAR IN SPORTS

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Spring, summer, winter or fall, your athlete patients require top-performing protective gear. Outfit them right with this month-by-month guide to popular sports and corresponding eyewear solutions.

JANUARY
Snowboarding
SPY’s Bravo is a midsize goggle featuring Lock Steady technology—a quick, fingerprint-free lens change system. Triple-layer Isotron face foam, moisture-wicking Dri-Force fleece and an anti-fog 5.5-base ARC spherical dual-lens secures against cold, snowy conditions while speeding down a mountain. Bravo is also available with the SPY Happy Lens.

FEBRUARY
Super Bowl
Helmet-based sports require that frames fit comfortably underneath; visors can also do the trick. Under Armour’s football visor from EyeKing, LLC has quick-release clips and provides Z87.1 impact resistance and distortion-free ArmourSight lens material with anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings.

MARCH
Cycling
For changing light conditions and terrain, cyclists need their eyewear to shift gears. Featuring core technologies such as vented interchangeable lenses, fully adjustable temple tips and the new Ergonose 8 to ensure a customized fit on every face, Rudy Project’s Synform is a completely foldable and Rxable sunglass. For a non-folding option, the Tralyx and shorter profile Tralyx SX have huge shields that block wind, and their adaptive temple tips don’t poke the wearer’s head when they dock them in their helmet.

APRIL
Baseball Opening
Find secure protection from a ball or a bat’s impact with Wiley X’s Youth Force line. The largest style, Gamer, can even fit adults. All frames easily convert from a spectacle to a goggle and back again with the simple push of a button. Under Armour’s UA Rival with flex temple technology is another option.

 

MAY
Marathons
Running is a sport that requires frames to stay in place while the wearer is constantly on the move. The Nike Vision Running Collection from Marchon Eyewear features soft rubber channels on the inside of the temples that wick away sweat and grip skin as well as all-angle ventilation. Anti-glare Zeiss lenses provide advanced acuity for the Vaporwing, Vaporwing Elite, Tailwind, Tailwind Swift, and Bandit.

JUNE
Fishing
With fishing in full swing, polarized lenses are a must. The Rxable Trevally from Costa features integral hinge technology and hypoallergenic, rubberized nosepads to keep the sunglasses in place all day, no matter how harsh the conditions. Lens color options include gray, copper, silver mirror and sunrise, a specialty lens for early morning and dusk fishing. Revo’s Windspeed, with a classic teardrop shape for added depth and a lens with a mirror coating based on NASA technology, is perfect for your contact lens and plano patients.

JULY
U.S. PGA
Golfers need eyewear that grips their faces with lenses to help them gauge that little white ball on the green. Whipstart from adidas by Silhouette has Adaptable Double-Snap NosePads and Traction Grip contact points on temples.

Volleyball
Baendit’s sunwear is made of five interchangeable parts that allow for extreme flexibility-they can be instantly molded into any shape for maximum stability and protection. The wearer can mix and match pieces to create distinct pairs. With the collection’s patent-pending structure, the glasses can be deconstructed to fit in the tightest of spaces.

AUGUST
Summer Olympics
Liberty Sport’s newest swim goggle, the FrogEye, features Double Lens Technology that includes a two-lens solution that allows the wearer to not only see clearly below but also above the water. The Rxable frame’s adjustable bridges contribute to maximum comfort.

 

SEPTEMBER
U.S. Open
The Wanderer from the Smith Optical Rx line made from 53% bio-based Evolve frame material has megol nose- and temple pads that gently adhere to the skin when reacting to perspiration and moisture. Integrated wire core temples provide a customized fit and comfort. Bolle’s Competitor Tennis collection has Trivex-based Competivision lenses, which use a proprietary blue tint that mutes all colors except optic yellow. Most models are Rxable and feature adjustable nose pieces, anti-fog treatment and have an oleo/hydrophobic coating.

OCTOBER
Hunting
Hunting is a fall ritual in many parts of the country, and Wiley X has rolled out a new colorway for its WX Valor frame in Realtree XTRA Camo for added concealment. This style boasts ANSI- and ballistic- rated lenses for impact protection and optical clarity as well as changeable lenses for dawn-to-dusk adaptability in the field that can be purchased separately.

NOVEMBER
Breeders Cup
With a horse moving at high speeds and dirt flying at all angles, a jockey’s eyes need as much protection as possible. Wiley X’s SG-1 with interchangable eyecups and temples will hold tightly to keep debris out. Worn with the goggle strap under racing goggles, this frame provides military-grade eye protection while staying securely on the face.

DECEMBER
Skiing
Winter sports offer special challenges, and keeping lenses from fogging can be of prime importance. Smith’s I/OX and I/OX Turbo Fan snow goggles are OTG-compatible (large enough to put over existing eyewear) and feature a quick-release interchangeable lens, while an Rx insert is available for the Prophecy model.

 

WHERE TO FIND IT:
Baendit baendit.combandit@baendit.com

Bollé 800.222.6553 • bolle.com

Costa 800.447.3700 • costadelmar.com

EyeKing, LLC 866.393.5464 • uaeyewear.com

Liberty Sport 800.444.5010 • libertysport.com

Marchon Eyewear 800.645.1300 • marchon.com

Rudy Project North America 888.860.7597 • rudyprojectusa.com

Silhouette Optical, Ltd. 800.223.0180 • silhouette.com

Smith 800.635.4401 • smithoptics.comsmith@smithoptics.com

SPY 800.779.3937 • spyoptic.com

Wiley X 800.776.7842 wileyx.com

 

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