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Which glasses for outdoor sports

Low visibility, sun, wind, dust in your eyes, UV damage, fog on your lenses, glasses that slip….there are more than a handful of bothersome problems for athletes in the great outdoors. To avoid these nuisances, choose the right eyewear!



Glasses for tennis

- The frames should be curved, ventilated and have anti-slip arms and nose pads;
- The lenses should be made of polycarbonate, have anti-fog treatment and a protection index of 3 or 4 for outside use;
- An elastic cord will ensure that your glasses stay in their proper position;
- To avoid problems with sweating, wear a bandana, sweatband or cap;
- Contact lenses should be reserved for indoor tennis.
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Running glasses

Here are a few tips for no-hassle jogging
- Choose curved frames with anti-slip arms and bridge;
- Opt for photochromic lenses or lenses with a protection index of 3 or 4;
- Equip yourself with anti-fog and hydrophobic lenses;
- Try to get ventilated frames;
- Either find goggles which fit over corrective lenses or use clip-ons.

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How do you choose glasses for climbing?

To protect your eyes from the sun and to see well while climbing, it is important that the UV protection of your sunglasses is 10% higher for every 1000 meters of ascent.
- Opt for photochromic lenses or lenses with a protection index of 3 or 4;
- Choose anti-fog, polycarbonate lenses; get a prescription if necessary;
- PFavor wraparound frames that are no wider than your face, with anti-slip arms and bridge, equipped with an elastic cord.
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Be at ease in hiking sunglasses

Comfortable hiking sunglasses will help you get the most out of your hikes, all the while protecting you from environmental nuisances.

- Choose curved frames that suit the shape of your face, with anti-slip arms or an elastic cord;
- Corrective or not, opt for photochromic lenses or lenses with a protection index of 3 or 4, depending upon the intensity of the sun;
- Equip yourself with anti-fog lenses and/or ventilated frames.
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Eyewear for skiing and snowboarding

In the mountains, the intensity of reflected UV rays increases by 10% for every 1000 meters you gain in altitude; this figure surpasses 85% when light is reflected off snow. It is therefore imperative to protect your eyes, even in overcast weather. This is especially true for children, whose crystalline lenses are still transparent until the age of 10 to 12.
- Wear curved frames or goggles with a protection index of 3 or 4;
- For people who need visual correction, there are masks that can be worn with eyeglasses as well as optical clip-ons which can be fitted behind the lens.
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