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Sports & Sunwear

Sport Lenses

If you play sports, you should keep two things in mind related to your vision: protection and precision.

Sports lenses protect the wearer’s eyes. Sports such as tennis, baseball, softball, and racquetball may see ball speeds of 90 mph or more. In baseball alone, there are over 500,000 injuries per year! But that is not the most common cause of sports-related eye injuries. Most eye injuries occur in basketball, where an elbow or a finger jabbed into the eye can cause corneal abrasions, fractured bones, retinal detachments, or even blindness. Polycarbonate lenses are more resistant to impact than glass or plastic and offer protection for 90% of eye injuries. Protective eyewear fits well, features a padded nosepiece, has prescription or non-prescription lenses, and has deep-grooved eyewires to prevent the lens from falling out when impacted.

The specialized lenses also optimize your vision. Depending on your sport, certain lenses are more appropriate than others. Dark, UV protection lenses are great for baseball and other outdoor sports. Golfers can benefit from gray-brown colored lenses which make it easier to outline the course. Even if you do not normally wear glasses, non-prescription sports lenses can benefit your performance. Some people think that lenses prevent the wearer from seeing the action, but many sports lenses have anti-fog, glare reduction, and scratch resistant properties. Some are also designed to maximize peripheral vision.

Sunwear

Just as sunblock protects your skin from harmful UV rays, so too do sunglasses protect your eyes. We recommend you invest in a set of quality sunglasses which can provide at least 98% protection from UVA and UVB rays. While cheaper sunglasses can range from poor to excellent UV protection, our sunwear lines provide the best protection from the sun. We carry a large selection of styles and colors.

Another product to consider is a pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses block light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water. If you are involved in activities such as water sports, skiing, golfing, biking, fishing, and even driving, polarized lenses can be very helpful in reducing glare and giving a clearer view.

An important note: if you have a youngster in the family, it is never too early to fit them with sunglasses. Children under the age of 20 are the most susceptible to the damaging effects of UV light which is a contributing factor to cataracts later in life. You would never send your child outside without sunblock, so protect their eyes from harmful UV light in the same way with a fun pair of sunglasses.

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Located in Downtown Chicago

328 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Ph: (312) 427-6720
Fax: (312 ) 427-4010

  • Monday :9:00 am   to  6:00 pm
  • Tuesday :8:00 am  to  3:30 pm
  • Wednesday :9:00 am  to  6:00 pm
  • Thursday :8:00 am  to  3:30 pm
  • Friday :9:00 am  to  5:00 pm
  • Saturday :BY APPOINTMENT
  • Sunday :CLOSED

Pelini Eyecare | 328 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60604 | Phone: (312) 427-6720 | email us | site map
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