If you wear glasses and play golf you might be wondering if they play any part in how good (or bad!) your game is. The answer is that they could...
Standard progressive lenses are designed for everyday use and not designed to focus on the three focal zones used when you play golf. These three focal zones are your scorecard in your hand, the golf ball at your feet and the green in the distance. There is also a fourth, your peripheral vision, and I'll come back to that in a minute.
We recommend and prescribe specialty golf lenses from Shamir and Essilor.
The good news is that lenses optimized specifically for golf allow you to see all of these focal zones sharply and comfortably. Your peripheral vision is also crucial as you need to be able to see out of the sides of your lenses to where the ball is going as well as look at the ball at your feet to line up your shot. These specialty lenses are designed for wraparound frames too so you don't have to sacrifice this all-important peripheral vision.
Many golfers don't wear sunglasses while playing unless they have to correct their vision because of issues seeing the ball and depth perception. The good news, especially for prescription wearers, is that there are sunglasses that actually enhances your vision on the golf course - talk about an unfair advantage!
Stop by and discuss your options with one of our Optical Technicians.