How To Protect Your Eyes And Improve Your Golf Score

Whether you usually wear glasses or not, protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun is important when you are playing 18 holes — or anytime you are outside!  This guest post was sent to us by Daria P.,  a writer for 

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Protect Your Eyes, And Improve Your Golf Score!

SunglassesSome people think that golfers wear certain accessories just for fashion, especially sunglasses. A closer inspection reveals that the more important role of this piece is that of protection. Sure, we all love a good pair of shades that makes us look trendy, but health is the number one reason we put them on every game. Sunglasses are now part of the golf gear, and we even dare say they’re on the same level as the balls, clubs, markers, tees and all the other essentials.

In the long term, sunglasses protect your eyes against UV rays. You won’t be able to feel the benefits right away, but when the time comes, you’ll be glad you made this choice. Spending a lot of time outside, like in the case of golf, means you’re more exposed to their effects and, subsequently, to cataract, macular degeneration and even eye cancer. For lenses to work against these harmful rays, they need to be 100% UV protective, and these can only be found in specialized glasses. Buying drugstore shades will be a waste of money overall, because cheap sunglasses aren’t really UV protective. It’s better to invest in a good quality pair that actually does the job, and save yourself the trouble.

womangolferswingingThe short term benefit of wearing sunglasses on the golf court has to do with vision accuracy. Brown lenses, which are the most recommended in golf, will reduce glare, and you can get a better distinction between the greens and the fairways. Your game is instantly improved! More than that, strong wind and dust will be kept away from your sensitive eyes, and you’ll be able to focus better on your shot.

Just make sure that the sunglasses your pick fit well, and that they’re comfortable. They should be the least of your worries on the course – who would want their sunglasses sliding off in the middle of a crucial swing? Adjustable sunglasses are probably the best choice, because they will take your face into consideration. Nose clips help a lot, too. The lenses should offer a 180 degree vision, like wraparound sunglasses do. And to keep your focus, pick semi-rimmed frames, which leave the lower side free, and easier to look through.

Sunglasses are essential for a golf player: they’re protective in many ways, which means they’re of aid in the game. No golf bag is complete without them!

This special guest post was written by Daria P. who contributes to 

(Golfer photo: image source: North Central College CC)

  2 comments for “How To Protect Your Eyes And Improve Your Golf Score

  1. Elaine
    September 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Looked at the beautiful sunglasses at GlassesonWeb… My problem is that I lose my sunglasses regularly. I guess I need to use a glasses necklace or strap so that I don’t put them down.

    • September 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      I played with a golfer today who lost her sunglasses after balancing them in her cup holder on her golf trolley… fortunately she had a second pair tucked into a small bag attached to the handle of her cart…. If you’re not going to wear the glasses on your face, it’s a good idea to tuck them into a soft pocket on your golf bag. Otherwise they might just bump out of the cart.

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