Whether your are a scratch golfer or your handicap matches your age, one of the most important tools in any golfers bag is their specialized Golf eyewear.  Regardless of your need for prescription lenses, specialized golf eyewear will improve your vision and help take your game to the next level.

The Golfers Frame

Great Golf glasses start with a great eyewear frame.  Just like your driver should become an extension of you, your glasses should become part of you.  Barely noticeable. Key factors such as fit, weight, comfort, and durability are crucial.

Major brands such as Nike, Puma and Wiley X offer supreme comfort and the durability to last through many years..  

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HD Lenses  

By far the most important factor regardless of prescription necessity.

Outstanding vision is key to a great golf game.  The brain relies on binocular clues from the eyes to perceive depth and contour.  If your glasses are made of cheap material you will be unable to read the green properly and will constantly lose your ball in mid flight.

At Eye Columbus, a Columbus Ohio Optometry practice, we recommend BestSight HD lens technology for all of golf enthusiast. 

BestSight HD lens technology corrects more of your vision and helps reduce unwanted glare and aberrations while you play.

Polarized Versus Standard Sun

There is no debate on the need for UV protection while on the course.  However, there is still some debate on which form of sunglass lens a golfer should choose in their golf glasses.

A polarized lens reduces significant glare and has better visual optics compared to a regular sunglasses lens.  This optical quality is crucial during times of dusk or dawn, or while playing in shaded areas.

Many believe that polarized lenses can make it more difficult to read the lay-of-the-land.  We believe this is quickly overcome with visual adaptation to the lenses. 

Transitions Photochromic Lenses

Another option in leu of sunglasses is Transitions lenses.  Transitions have a wide variety of self tinting options.

Eye Columbus Optometrists recommend the Transitions XTRActive and Transitions Vantage lenses.

The Transitions Vantage is the first polarized Transitions lens that will still change from clear to dark, but offers improved glare reduction and visual optics on the course.

Transitions XTRActive, although not polarized, is Transitions darkest lens yet. Ideal for those that would also like to use their glasses behind the wheel of a car.

Best Golf Glasses

When choosing your next pair of golfing eyewear, focus on the quality of the lenses and the expertise of the seller.

Eye Columbus sells quality golf glasses both in store and online.

by Dr. Craig Miller | Eye Columbus