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 provide sun protection and help you see the ball better in the field, giving you an unquestionable advantage at games and practices.
If you're planning on purchasing a pair of sunglasses to use while playing baseball, they should be impact-resistant and provide adequate sun protection. 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. Prescription and non-prescription 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.
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.
Note: Keep in mind that while there is no rule against pitchers wearing sunglasses on the mound, the umpire of the game will decide whether or not the pitcher can wear shades during gameplay.
Choosing the right lens tint can make a big difference in your ability to see the ball against different colored surfaces—and the color of the sky can vary depending on the weather and time of day. Amber (yellow), brown, green, and gray tints will help you judge distance. Yellow/orange tints will brighten your vision on cloudy days. Also, look for coatings and treatments that repel water and oil to keep your lenses smudge-free.
No. While polarization reduces glare, some baseball players feel that polarized lenses can distort depth perception and interfere with hand-eye coordination. Most players feel that lens color is more important than polarization while playing America’s game. 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.
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