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Sports Related & Sporty Eyewear

With the increasing requests for sport eyewear, manufacturers have put aside additional capital for the testing of sport specific products, together in the industry and out in the field. The result has been product enhancements specifically addressing the concerns of athletes. Eyewear manufacturers are able to reproduce circumstances such as wind, rain, cold and heat to conclude the short-term and long-term effects these elements can have on the performance and lifespan of their goods. Technologically advanced refrigeration and/or heating units are used to establish how the glasses will perform in radical conditions.


Rudy Project 
Exowind™ - ideal for cycling


Rudy Project Noyz™ - rimless/photochromic designed for athletes

An extensive assortment of sports glasses and sporty sunwear are available, as well as goggles for swimming, skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, biking and windsurfing. These specialty glasses are perfect for both adults and children. Eye safety concerns are met with non-prescription and prescription sports glasses, prescription goggles, and prescription adapters.

Adidas Eyewear

Adidas eyewear has revolutionized performance eyewear by creating the agilis- a multisport sunglass designed to enhance athletic performance. The sport-specific Light Stabilizing Technology (LST) lenses harmonize light fluctuations and help you see the course ahead. The TRI.FIT system allows you to have 3-degrees of adjustment around the temples for a personalized fit. Its Double Snap Nose Bridge also allows adjustability for your personal comfort.  www.adidas.com/eyewear

Luxottica

Model SPS04I1AB-3MI is an ultra-light weight model in injection-molded nylon, with a grained rubber nose pad and a striped metal decoration that starts from the side of the lenses, ending in the unmistakable red line.  www.luxottica.com

Marcolin

Sport and fashion are embodied in the Ferrari FR 46 col. 66D, a style where the ongoing research for hi-tech material such as aluminum on the front is combined with the aluminum and acetate temple. The visible silver prancing horse on end piece for brand recognition, in addition it features a spring hinge with select style also coming with polarization.  www.marcolinusa.com

L’Amy America

This new wave of all-polarized Core Columbia sunglasses add visual spice, and trend consciousness to our highly successful new collection. Big Sage provides that dramatic, oversized look in classic Columbia colorations like metallic grappa.  The new models address both the male and female consumer, who are looking for fashion edge as well as sport performance.  www.lamyamerica.com

ClearVision Optical

Infusing modern, masculine design with premium metals, the new IZOD 744 Sport model is a great athletic sunglass look with an edgy sense of style. It’s is a sleek metal/acetate combination with a contoured stainless steel metal front, complemented by a minimal semi-rimless sunglass construction that allows for optimal peripheral viewing.

Combining clean and casual with masculine and sporty, the IZOD 746 is versatile, all acetate sunglass design with staying power. The silhouette is a sporty wrap design with the ability to be Rx’ed. Offering a beveled end piece and an inset “IZ” metal Izod icon trim, these elements add a bold, masculine touch. www.cvoptical.com

Marchon

Perfect on or off the field, the Nike Fuse sun style is inspired by the heritage of sport. Versatile for everyday wear, Fuse allows for a relaxed fit with an 8 base frame design. Nike Lens Technology provides precise visual information viewed at all angles and the ventilated rubber nose bridge improves airflow for reduced slippage and fogging. www.marchon.com

Eastern States Eyewear

Police’s Vintage Sunglass style, titled the 1587, is influenced by classic, 1950’s design. Featuring a metal front accented with plastic, it sports a classic “Clubman” look. The release also features two sleek new optical models that are set apart by their modern, hip styling with sleek temple designs. A common trait throughout this release is the mixing of materials and cleverly placed streaks of color that add panache to each item.  www.eseyewear.com

Live Eyewear

Cocoons OveRx (over prescription) Sunglasses are ideal for anyone who wears prescription eyewear; they are designed to isolate the eyes from a number of harsh outdoor elements, such as damaging UV light, making it possible for someone who wears prescription glasses to enjoy outdoor activities. Cocoons are available in 6 sizes which are designed to fit over 99% of all prescription eyeglasses.  www.liveeyewear.com

Liberty Sport

Slam and Slam XL are two new styles added to the F8 Collection, an Rx’able premium protective sports eyewear brand centered on protection and performance. These styles offer a dramatic two tone over molded color treatments. A front venting padding system helps to minimize fogging. Both styles meet or exceed ASTM F803 impact resistance standards for several sports. Slam is available in sizes 49 and 52 to fit Children to Teens. Slam XL is available in size 55 to fit adults.  www.libertysport.com

7EYE

The name may come from the beach, but the Shaka is way too cool to be confined to the shoreline. This sleek, authoritative frame with its crisp corners and close-fitting wrap set the style agenda in Mahogany, Bronze Crystal and the surprising Black C-Note, with Benjamins plastered all over the inside of the frame. www.7eye.com

Wiley X

Wiley X Eyewear introduces Zak™, the latest addition to the company’s popular Active Series. It’s perfect for fresh or saltwater anglers, with rugged, comfortable frames designed to be worn all day and state-of-the-art polarized lenses that allow wearers to read the water like an open book. The Wiley X Zak frame features comfortable rubberized nose pads, and is made of ANSI-certified triloid nylon, so light, you’ll forget they’re on your face.  www.wileyx.com

Zeal Optics

Zeal Optics Limited Edition DETONATOR Spherical PPX Photochromatic and Polarized Goggles are one of a few photochromatic and polarized lens combinations, which really works for outdoor sports. This lens changes from dark to light and light to dark, depending on conditions. With "no-fog" lens treatment and triple-density foam for all day comfort and secure fit, they're perfect for snowboarding and racing in all winter conditions. A prescription insert is also available.  www.zealoptics.com

Even though sports eyewear is supposed to offer the best protection available, there is always the risk that the wearer may sustain an eye or facial injury due to severe contact or because of the nature of the sports activity. Make sure to carry sport related and sporty suns in your dispensary.

Amy Endo, CPOT
amyendo_88@yahoo.com

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