Baseball and Softball Sunglasses Buying Guide: Top Features You Need
Sunglasses are one of the most vital accessories for any baseball and softball player. The right pair of baseball sunglasses will not only provide valuable protection for an athlete – it will also offer a competitive advantage in several ways that can easily be overlooked.
To help you as you make a decision about which baseball sunglasses or softball sunglasses are right for you or your favorite athlete, here’s a buying guide with the Top 5 must-have features you should consider before making a purchase.
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Protection is the #1 reason to wear baseball sunglasses. You only have two eyes, so keep them safe. The #1 thing to look for when buying sunglasses is to make sure they’re UVA protective. When you’re shopping for sunglasses, always make sure to read carefully to make sure they’re 100% UVA resistant. These rays, along with UVB rays, can even damage your eyes on cloudy days with prolonged exposure. This doesn’t exclusively apply to players on the field, either. Parents need the same protection as they cheer on their favorite athlete.
If you’re reading this, you know how many hours can be spent at the ballpark for a baseball tournament or softball tournament. When you’re shopping for baseball sunglasses, always keep that in mind. The best baseball and softball sunglasses are designed for all-day comfort. This means extra engineering has been put into the build and shape of the frame – often including additional padding or support. Buy glasses that prioritize your prolonged comfort.
Many sunglasses smudge or fog too easily. Baseball sunglasses and softball sunglasses from the best brands have been designed to prevent this from happening. For example, Oakley Sunglasses feature Prizm Lens Technology. This is the brand's exclusive lens technology that fine-tunes vision, enhances color and contrast so you can see better and in more detail. Many Rawlings sunglasses have a hydrophobic lens coating that repels dirt, dust and grime to keep your lenses clean and help sharpen your vision.
For many sunglasses, lens shape is a fashion statement. For baseball and softball sunglasses, it’s a competitive advantage. Typically, the best of these sunglasses have a “shielded” shape to wrap around your eyes. This provides additional coverage, protection, and reduces the pull of wind or airflow to help ensure your glasses stay in place. This is one of the primary factors that separates the best baseball glasses from more traditional sunglasses.
Finally, your baseball sunglasses need to be constructed with a sports design. This includes not only the lens shape highlighted above, but also an emphasis on making them more lightweight, durable, and built to lock-in place for all the hustle plays you’ll be making on the field. All sunglasses in the Guardian Baseball sunglasses collection are baseball glasses so they are made with your exact needs in mind.
Ready to buy the best baseball sunglasses or softball sunglasses?
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