If you need prescription eyewear to see, wearing traditional glasses on the basketball court is not the safest option. Explore our collection of Sports Glasses for Basketball and find Rx-ready frames that look great, help you see better, and resist breakage if you catch an elbow on the court.
Proper eyewear for basketball includes shatterproof, prescription-ready lenses and an adjustable head strap to properly safeguard your eyes from stray elbows and hands, while still allowing you to see clearly. So when choosing eyewear for basketball, look for protective sports glasses with wide, wraparound profiles that provide maximum peripheral vision coverage. Trusted sports brands including Oakley and Rec Specs by Liberty Sport craft their glasses in ultra-durable, flexible plastics that offer maximum impact resistance, which is perfect for basketball. Safeguard the health of your eyes while enjoying crystal clear vision with the best prescription sports glasses for basketball.
Yes, you can wear traditional glasses while playing basketball (like shooting hoops in your driveway), but we don’t recommend it for organized play, and many leagues won’t allow it. Traditional eyeglasses are crafted to withstand your busy lifestyle, but not the fast-paced, competitive nature of basketball. Your typical glasses can break, or even shatter if they are hit by a wayward hand or ball during gameplay. Opt for a pair of impact-resistant sports glasses or goggles for basketball to keep your eyes safe during pick-up or league games.
The safest way to protect your traditional eyeglasses while playing basketball is not to wear them at all and, instead, choose a pair of prescription sports glasses or goggles for basketball that will keep your eyes safe, and allow you to see the court clearly.
Basketball players generally wear goggles because they are a safe way to wear prescription lenses while playing sports.
The most common glasses on the court in the NBA—think Lebron James playing for the Cavs in 2017—are impact-resistant glasses from trusted brands Oakley, Nike, or Under Armour. The goggles offered by these brands are designed for optimal impact resistance and comfort.