Tips for Buying the Right Workout Sunglasses

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Are you a runner, biker, hiker, or roller skater? Do you love to workout outdoors? Yet you're tired of dealing with the constant squinting and inability to keep your eyes fully open because of the sun?

You may have stopped working out outside because of the brightness of the sun and not knowing what to do about it. Not only are you sad and frustrated about having to go to the gym, but you're missing out on all of the health benefits of being outdoors!

But it doesn't have to be that way! Getting the perfect workout sunglasses can get you back and working out outdoors.

Check out these tips for finding the right workout sunglasses for you!

Strength and Durability Matter

When looking for sunglasses for a typical day, you may not be looking for how strong they are or how durable they'll last in various conditions. You're probably just looking for a cute pair that works well with your face.

But when it comes to workout sunglasses, strength and durability matter. When it comes down to it, you will be very active while wearing these glasses. They could fall off, get rained on or get hit if something flies in your face during sports.

Materials and Lens Selection

Because of the different conditions you could be faced with in any environment,  the kinds of materials you chose for your glasses also matter.

If you're a biker, you may want glasses that curve around to protect you from any dust or dirt flying in your face. If you're a tennis player, you may want a material that will not break from impact.

If you plan to be outside near the ocean, you'll want to stay away from any types of materials that rust. Chances are, they'll get wet and salty which can drastically reduce their performance and durability.

When choosing your lenses, you'll want to make sure the tinting matches the sport you are doing. If you're on open water, skiing, or participating in an activity that may be more prone to bright and glaring surfaces, adding polarization and mirroring can help reduce eye fatigue that glare can cause.

You'll also notice you can see what you're doing much better when the glare isn't bothering you. The difference could help you win the race or catch that fish you've been dreaming of catching!

Make Sure The Workout Sunglasses Are Lightweight

As much as you want your glasses to be tough, you also want the materials to be lightweight.

Why? Because who wants to be in the middle of their sport or outdoor activity worrying about how their sunglasses feel on their face? No one!

You'll also want a more lightweight pair of glasses to make sure your performance isn't affected, especially in sports where milliseconds can matter.

Most workout glasses that you find will be made with polycarbonate materials which is a lighter plastic than what a normal pair of sunglasses may be made out of. This is a great option for lightweight material.

Fit Them to Your Face

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You may see a pair of workout sunglasses that look cool and immediately want to make the purchase. But before you do that, you must make sure they fit your face correctly.

You should pay attention to frame width, the width of the lenses and bridge, lens height, and temple arm length. All of these measurements will make sure your new sunglasses fit your face perfectly.

Many workout sunglasses come with the option for adjustable temple arms to make sure they don't slide around during activities. There are also options for glasses that have a bridge pad for added comfort. If you're worried about slipping even if they fit your face, check out glasses that have rubber grips that activate when your face becomes wet or sweaty.

The most important part of fitting the glasses is to make sure they don't slide off or around when you're in the middle of an activity, especially if you are in a competition. Having sunglasses that don't fit well could end up costing you your medal.

Go High-Tech

With technology improving every single day, high-tech glasses are becoming more and more available, even in the form of workout glasses.

You may be asking yourself, how can sunglasses possibly be high-tech? 

Some of the newest workout glasses offer Bluetooth, wireless charging, microphones, and music options that can be turned on or off with a touch of a button on the temple arm of the glasses.

Why would you need this in your sunglasses? You would be able to workout outdoors without bringing your headphones and dealing with those falling out of your ears or the cord whacking you while you move around. Instead, everything you need for your activity is already on your face!

The best part? If your partner calls you while you're in the middle of working out, you can easily answer without picking up your phone. Your partner will fall in love with these glasses since they allow you to communicate with them that much easier!

What Are You Waiting For?

You could be back outdoors working out in no time! You just need to go get your workout sunglasses today from LucyD! Customize your frames, your lenses, your size, and the Bluetooth options on the glasses.

Once you get a pair of these, you'll never go back to glasses without tech. If you're still wondering if they're worth it, contact us and we'll answer all of your questions!

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