We all like to look hip and trendy in our sunglasses but our sun and sports eyewear serve other purposes besides looking good and blocking out the sun’s harmful rays. Sunglasses can be prescription or non-prescription and worn for walking, driving, on the beach or other outdoor activities but when you wear sunglasses to participate in sports activities, there are definitely specific sunglasses intended for certain sports. Many designers have also blended their fashionable good looks with a functional, sports-minded lens. At our Alexandria eyewear store, we can help you find some of your favorite designer sunglasses, and sports eyewear to be worn while playing your preferred sport. If you don’t see your designer of choice displayed in our optical gallery, please let us know and we will do our best to get them for you.
Rec Specs has been the leader in the growing national movement that promotes eye safety during scholastic and recreational sports. Rec Specs were introduced in 1978 as the first Rx-able protective sports eyewear and you can find them in the optical gallery at our Alexandria eyewear store. Today there are over 20,000 eye care professionals, nationally and internationally, who rely on Rec Specs when it pertains to providing the best possible protective sports eyewear to both children and adults.
As sports participation statistics continue to escalate, and new “extreme” sports gain in popularity, the number of athletes who fall victim to eye injuries has the potential to grow at shocking rates. School-aged competitors are particularly inclined to eye injuries since their athletic skills (balance, hand-eye coordination, speed, and reaction time) are still being developed. However, regardless of an individual’s age or skill level, every athlete’s eyes, unfortunately, become targets for injuries. Research has shown that, under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eyewear. Most Rec Specs are tested to withstand the ASTM F803 impact resistant standards for racquetball, handball, basketball, paddleball, squash, and tennis, when fitted with polycarbonate lenses. Other Rec Specs designs available at our Alexandria eyewear store can be used during water activities like swimming and jet skiing and winter sports like snowboarding and skiing.