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Baseball Sunglasses

Proper sunglasses are essential for success in baseball, and will give you an incontestable advantage at games and practices. Players know all too well how easy it is to lose a ball in the sun while you are playing defense. An outfielder can lose a ball in a second, and you can’t waste precious moments trying to shield your eyes with glove, hat, or hand. Using eye black is great, but on its own it’s not enough. The small white ball can’t compete against the glare of the sun.

Winning is not the only reason to invest in sport-specific lenses for baseball. It’s important not only for your vision, but also to protect your eyes from potential impact. If you are wearing regular sunglasses that aren’t labeled for sports-use, the impact from a baseball could easily pop out or break your lens - causing injury to the eye. Sports sunglasses should always come equipped with polycarbonate lenses and nylon frames. Polycarbonate lenses provide the highest level of protection from impact and are virtually shatterproof – even for balls traveling at 90 miles an hour. All protective eyewear should meet American Standards for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) impact standards.

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to sport-specific sunglasses for baseball, so before you choose, consider what your requirements are for finding the perfect pair. The frames should be lightweight, preferably made from a material in the nylon family for its strength, durability, and flexibility. And they should fit like a glove. There are a few ways to achieve the perfect non-slip fit that eliminates distracting movements and vibrations. You can try full coverage wrap shades, silicone gripping nose pads, cable temples that wrap fully around the back of the ear, or some shades even come equipped with a band that goes around the back of your head. Wrap shapes have the added benefit of expanding the scope of protected area into your peripheral vision. You can also find frames that are vented to allow air to circulate around the eyes.

You will also find a range of lens tints and coatings to choose from. Look for coatings that repel water and oil to keep your lenses smudge free. As for tints; amber (yellow), brown, green, and gray tints will help you judge distance. The more yellow/orange tints will brighten your vision on cloudy days. Choosing the right tint can make a big difference on picking up the ball visually against different colored surfaces – and the sky can be any number of colors depending on the weather and time of day! Polarization is kind of a contentious topic in baseball; some professional players feel that polarized lenses can distort their view of the ball. However, many people like polarization because it considerably reduces glare.

As for brands, Oakley and Under Armour both make great baseball sunglasses. A couple of styles that come highly recommended by players are the Oakley Radar Path and the Under Armour Core. The Flip-up style Under Armour Thief is also really popular for baseball. Oakley has a whole series of baseball glasses in their Major League catalog that feature the colors of your favorite professional teams. Gargoyle is also a well-loved brand in baseball.

Sunglasses for Baseball

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Sunglasses
Matte Black / Black Mirrored Iridium (OO9188-01)
From $160
Oakley Twoface Sunglasses
Polished Black / Dark Bronze (OO9189-03)
From $140
Oakley Radar EV Path Sunglasses
Polished Black / Grey (OO9208-15)
From $160
Oakley Quarter Jacket Sunglasses
Polished Black / Black Mirrored Iridium Lens (OO9200-01)
From $110
Oakley Square Wire Sunglasses
Polished Black / Black Mirrored Iridium (OO4075-01)
From $170
Oakley Valve Sunglasses
Polished Black / Black Mirrored Iridium (OO9236-01)
From $160
Oakley Radarlock Path Sunglasses
Polished Black / Black Mirrored Iridium and VR28 Lenses (OO9181-19)
From $220
Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 Sunglasses
Polished Black / Black Iridium (OO9144-01)
From $130
Oakley Crankshaft Sunglasses
Covert Collection Matte Black / Grey (OO9239-12)
From $120
Maui Jim Hookipa Universal Fit-407N Sunglasses
Gloss Black / Neutral Grey Polarized Lens (407N-02)
$189
Oakley Turbine Rotor Sunglasses
Polished Black / Warm Gray Lens (OO9307-01)
From $140
Revo Descend E RE4060 Sunglasses
Black / Polarized Blue Water Lens (RE4060-01-BL)
$179
Maui Jim Ikaika-281 Sunglasses
Matte Black Rubber / Neutral Grey Polarized Lens (281-02MR)
$259
Native Haskill Sunglasses
Chrome/Iron/Gray / Gray Polarized (164377523)
From $159
Under Armour Igniter 2.0 Sunglasses
Shiny White / ML Orange Mirror Lens (8600051-101041)
$90From $89.99

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Prescription Sunglasses for Baseball

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Prescription Sunglasses
Black Ink
$160
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Prescription Sunglasses
Jet Black
$160
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Valve Prescription Sunglasses
Polished Black - Chrome Icon
$140
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Crankshaft Prescription Sunglasses
Black Ink
$120
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Fives Squared Prescription Sunglasses
Grey Smoke
$90
Prescription Lenses Extra
Maui Jim Twin Falls-417 Prescription Sunglasses
Gloss Black (02J)
$229
Prescription Lenses Extra
Bolle Bolt S Prescription Sunglasses
Matte Black - Red - Lens Shape Modified
$97.50
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Quarter Jacket Prescription Sunglasses
Polished Black - Satin Silver Icon
$90
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Radar EV Path Prescription Sunglasses
Matte Black
$160
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Flak 2.0 - Alternate Fit Prescription Sunglasses
Carbon Fiber
$160
Prescription Lenses Extra
Maui Jim Ikaika-281 Prescription Sunglasses
Matte Black Rubber (02MR)
$259
Prescription Lenses Extra
Nike  Varsity Prescription Sunglasses
Black Volt
$74$67.12
Prescription Lenses Extra
Oakley Radarlock Path (non-vented) Prescription Sunglasses
Polished Black - Satin Chrome Icon
$220
Prescription Lenses Extra
Adidas A424 Kumacross 2.0 Prescription Sunglasses
Black Matte (6060)
$139
Prescription Lenses Extra
Maui Jim Hookipa Universal Fit-907N Prescription Sunglasses
Gloss Black (02)
$189
Prescription Lenses Extra

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