Sailing, Rowing and Canoeing

Water is highly reflective, which can impair your vision and create unnecessary distractions.  When participating in water sports, you can also have the added factor of being hit by water spray and very high velocity winds.  The correct sports eyewear can reduce these affects, improve performance and allow you to enjoy your sport.

 

It is very important for you to protect your eyes from UV light, as there is increased light reflected from the water.  Children have large pupils and so UV protection cannot be ignored for children.

 

It is estimated that 80% of lifetime exposure of UV light occurs by the age of 18, as a child’s annual dose of UV radiation is three times that of an adult.

 

Prescription Options

 

  • You can have your prescription fitted directly into the frame
  • You can also have an optical insert adaptor which has your prescription glazed into it
  • You can be fitted with contact lenses and then wear your sunglasses over the top

 

Lens Guide

 

  • Anti-reflective coatings can be applied to the front or back surface of the lens. This provides you with better clarity of vision
  • Polarised filters can help reduce glare and reflection off the water.  This can help reduce eyestrain
  • Mirror coating are normally good for overall reduction in brightness, such as reflections off the water
  • Anti-fog treatment will repel the mist that can cloud your vision
  • Oleophobic and Hydrophobic treatment will stop dirt and grease sticking to your lens maintaining distraction free vision
  • Impact resistance for all round protection
  • Lightweight for increased comfort
  • Optical precision can be created as we can glaze your prescription into the lens or have an insert
  • 100% UV protection advised
  • Interchangeable lenses for different conditions

 

Tint Guide

 

GREY

  • Good all purpose
  • Minimises colour distortion
  • Good choice for bright conditions
  • Better colour for water based activities

 

BROWN:

  • Provides high contrast
  • Good colour balance
  • Soothing to the eye

 

YELLOW

  • Most effective in low light conditions or overcast days
  • Superior increase in contrast enhancement

 

Frame Guide

 

It is important the frames are lightweight and comfortable.  They also should fit firmly on your face, so that you don’t worry about them slipping down.

 

  • Lightweight
  • Floatable frames or buoyancy strap available
  • Wrap-around style to protect your eyes from peripheral glare
  • Adjustable nose pads
  • Thermogrip is made with hydrophilic material which has moisture absorbing properties that keep the frame firmly in place whilst sweating
  • Adjustable temples
  • Oversized frames with deep lenses offer a wider field of vision
  • Allow some airflow, as this will help prevent lenses from misting over
  • Googles are essential for surfers