Explore our baseball sunglasses collection to find options in prescription and non-prescription glasses by celebrated makers, including Oakley, Under Armour, Nike, and others. Discover rugged frames made to endure the rigors of play, and superior-quality, scratch- and impact-resistant lenses. Designer baseball sunglasses from FramesDirect deliver the exceptional style you want with the performance and optical clarity you need.
Proper baseball sunglasses give you an unquestionable advantage at games and practices. Outfielders know how easy it is to lose a ball in the sunand you can't waste precious moments trying to shield your eyes with a glove, hat, or hand. Using eye black is great, but on its own is not enough. The small white ball can't compete against the glare of the sun.
But winning isn't the only reason to invest in sport-specific lenses for baseball: They're crucial for your vision, and to protect your eyes from potential impact. All protective eyewear should meet American National Standards Institute's' (ANSI) impact standards. If you're wearing conventional sunglasses that aren't designated for sports, the impact from a baseball could easily pop out or break a lens, causing injury to your eye. Sports glasses should always come equipped with shatterproof lenses and shatter-resistant frames. Polycarbonate lenses provide protection against impact, and they're virtually shatterproofeven for balls traveling at 90 miles an hour. Get these rugged lenses in your prescription for vision correction and exceptional eye protection.
Sport-specific sunglasses 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 to eliminate distracting movement and vibration. Try full-coverage wrap shades, grippy silicone nose pads, or cable temples that wrap fully around the back of the ear. Some frames come equipped with a band that goes around the back of your head. Wrap shapes expand the protected area to include peripheral vision. Vented frames allow air to circulate around the eyes for comfort and to reduce fogging.
Find a range of lens tints and coatings to choose from. Amber (yellow), brown, green, and gray tints will help you judge distance. Yellow/orange tints will brighten your vision on cloudy days. Choosing the right tint can make a big difference in your ability to see the ball against different colored surfacesand the color of the sky can vary depending on the weather and time of day. Also look for coatings and treatments that repel water and oil to keep your lenses smudge free.
While polarization reduces glare, some players feel that polarized lenses can distort depth perception and interfere with hand-eye coordination. Because intense, direct sunlight can be a bigger problem for baseball players than glare, a mirror coating may be a better option than polarization. But your decision ultimately boils down to your personal preference.
Explore our collection of non-prescription and prescription sunglasses for baseball to find the best options for you. Questions? Contact us and speak to one of our certified opticians for answers.