The sports optical shop has products to give recreational fishers a means to protect their eyes from common fishing-related injuries while offering them lens options for their various eye conditions as well.
More details can be found at https://www.sporteyes.com/eyewear-by-sport/fishing-eyewear.html
A Sight For Sport Eyes carries a variety of brands of sunglasses ideal for fishing. One such is Rudy Project, which offers glasses that have polarized photochromic lenses, allowing fishers to see LCD screens like fish finders. Prescription eyewear from Ocean, Serengeti, Liberty Sport, Vuarnet, Bolle, and Julbo are also available.
“When people think of recreational fishing, they don’t generally associate it with eye injuries. Yet, because the sport takes place outdoors, the eyes remain at risk,” a company spokesperson said.
According to the company, the first and most common risk associated with fishing is catching an errant lure or rod in the eye. These types of injuries usually occur when someone is casting their line and not paying attention to those who are around them.
To safeguard against this, A Sight For Sport Eyes recommends getting a pair of glasses with a sturdy frame and strong lenses.
More insidious fishing-related risks to the eyes include the ultraviolet radiation and blue light radiation from the sun and glare. While UV exposure is not a risk unique to fishing, because anyone outdoors is at risk, the risks tend to be higher for fisherman who are out on the water for extended periods of time. Additionally, the glare that the sunlight produces on the water can cause distraction blurs.
To address both of these risks, A Sight For Sport Eyes suggests glasses that can absorb 100% of the UV radiation, preferably with polarized lenses. Lenses that absorb some to all of the blue light radiation as well will protect the eyes from damage as one ages.
“Fishers invest in all sorts of special tools to enhance their experience, and good glasses are arguably just as important as any of them,” the representative added. “Our range of fishing glasses offers something for fishers of all levels and experiences.”
About A Sight For Sport Eyes
Certified optician Shannen Knight started A Sight For Sport Eyes in 1996 as a way of educating consumers about the risks associated with sports-related eye injuries. It has since gone on to become a leading retailer in the athletic eyewear industry, providing sport-specific glasses and goggles for men, women, and children.
Interested parties can find more information at https://www.sporteyes.com/eyewear-by-sport/fishing-eyewear.html
A Sight for Sport Eyes
1553 11th Street
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