Springtime is here at last and the sun is peeking from around the clouds. Golf courses are preparing their grounds and grooming fairways for the season.
Are you thinking about new golf sunglasses and not sure where to starts? Here are four tips on how to select the right pair.
UV rays can be hazardous to our eyesight causing macular degeneration, cataracts, just to mention a few. Golfers spend hours in sunlight and need protection. In fact stats tell us that 50% or more are likely to contract a UV-related eye ailment than the rest of the population.
The good news is All HaberVision sunglasses offer 100% UV protection.
Light doesn’t travel in a straight line and in fact bounces back from one reflective surface to another. Glare is caused, especially from water or shiny green grass and even sand traps.
Polarized lenses permit only vertical light rays to pass through them, not horizontal, and thus they reduce glare. Read more on HaberVision’s Our Science page…
Invest in premium polarized sunglasses like HaberVision with excellent optical lenses allowing you to read the greens and not cause eye strain from poor construction. Lenses have layers of polarization film and if not manufactured in a correct manor can cause vision distortion.
The color of lenses have nothing to do with polarization but can have an effect on depth perception, clarity, and even glare.
- Rose and Red: These colors heighten contrast but distort colors. Such tints can be particularly effective on the putting green. When you line up a putt, the color green saturates the naked eye. Rose or red lenses highlight red and yellow hues in the color green that helps you see the contours of the putting surface, enabling you to read breaks better. However, other tints that don’t distort colors as much are better suited to the tee areas and fairways. HaberVision’s Haber Rose lenses were designed for reading putting greens with the help of Jim McLean, Golf Legend.
- Amber or Yellow: Designed for those days when the light is especially poor, this lens truly delivers with a transmission range from 18-28%. We recommend this lens when polarization is critical but available light is limited. Amber is very effective at filtering blue light which in turn increases contrast and perception.
- Copper or Brown: High contrast lens performance in a comforting color with light tranmission range from 11-20%. Especially good on sunny days where light attenuation and contrast are both required. Follow the ball in the air and enjoy sharp contrasts on fairways and greens.
The color of the chosen lens is something you need to consider very carefully before you buy. Take them out into the light, preferably sunlight. But don’t stop there, make a few trial putts. Buy from a company that guarantees your fit and satisfaction like HaberVision.
Weight, durability and style are always a consideration. You’re going to be wearing them over a long period of time, a round of golf can last at least 4 hours, so they should be light-weight. Frames should also be durable and most popular choices by pros are made of nylon or titanium which are extremely strong, flexible and weighs very little.
Finally, how good do you look in them? Virtual try ons with you photo can be fun and give you a general idea on how you just might look in these. Your spouse or friends may or may not be a help too because you don’t want to look like a nerd.
Oh yeah, and while we’re talking style, don’t forget the wrap around models of an 8 base or more that are beyond looking cool. They can also eliminate glare from the sides, and keep dust out of your eyes on a breezy day.
A good pair of sunglasses can help your game in so many ways cutting your odds of developing any eye ailments. Take your time and choose wisely.
HaberVision golf sunglasses are enjoyed by pros and novice golfers. Styles, light weight, coverage, polarized, UV protection, and last but not least improve your score.