A typical situation on the golf course: blinding sunlight makes it difficult to follow the ball. Traditional sunglasses are simply not enough as they not only darken your vision, but also reduce contrast. A solution to this problem is now available: special spectacles specially designed to meet this challenge. Golfing spectacles should ideally feature large, wrap lenses and an appropriately curved frame. Only these lenses satisfy the needs of your eyes when you are playing golf and provide them will full UV protection.
There are a lot of spectacles on the market that have allegedly been "specially" designed for golfers. However, they have not been adapted to the needs of every individual wearer. You cannot benefit from your full visual potential on the golf course – and your handicap suffers as a result. Perfect vision can only be achieved if the lenses have been tailored to the personal vision needs of each and every golfer. Even if you need high prescription lenses, the appropriate lens designs from ZEISS eliminate blurring in the periphery of your lenses, and you enjoy outstanding, distortion-free vision. 90 percent of our movements are initially coordinated by our eyes. Problems such as muscle ache, neck strain and the dreaded "golfer's elbow" are often caused by poor vision. Professionally fitted lenses may make these irritating complaints a thing of the past.
The lighter the frame, the better. Modern materials for spectacle frames – titanium is a prime example – allow the production of extremely light spectacles. They are not only comfortable to wear, but also ensure a better all-round fit as lighter frames tend to slip less down your nose than heavier frames. Semi-rimless frames with large lenses are ideal as they maximise your field of view. Small lenses are not suitable as they allow you to look over the top of your lenses. Golfers have to move their eyes constantly and rapidly from the sky to the green. This also means constant head movements, leading to fatigue – and to the consequences this has on your performance.
Tip for the tint: Light to dark purple or yellow-orange tints have proven to be the best solution for enhancing contrast on green surfaces. These not only improve visual comfort, but also have a practical effect: depth perception is optimised and the contours of the green are clearer. You can better identify breaks on the green and therefore also better assess the ball trajectory. There are no nasty surprises, and fewer of those putts that fail to reach the hole. Everything in view. This is only one of the reasons why experienced golfers value specially fitted golfing spectacles.