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21 December 2010

Comrades runner? Protect your eyes

“Sport has entered a modern and scientific era where visual performance should be a vital dimension of training programmes.” In a sport, consider the protection of your eyes.

“Sport has entered a modern and scientific era where visual performance should be a vital dimension of training programmes.”

Lens tints

The current array of light-filtering lens tints guarantees the wearer more comfort by delivering an increased amount of contrast. This allows the eye to see greater definitions between colours and textures. No tint works best in all conditions. 

  • Clear - lets in almost all-available light.
  • Amber / Brown - filters glare and offers good colour contrast.
  • Green - good in all light conditions.
  • Mirrored - reflects light and provides extra protection.
  • Grey - copes with dim light to full sun.
  • Yellow - enhances the light available, used at night.
  • Blue - limit natural light, good for bright conditions.

  • Block out 99-100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation
  • Screen out 75-90% of visible light
  • Be perfectly matched in colour and free of distortion
  • Have lenses to suit the conditions

  • Do you spend a great deal of time outdoors?
  • Do you spend time mountain climbing or on the beach?
  • Do you use a sunlamp or tanning parlour?
  • Have you had cataract surgery in one or both eyes?

 
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