Looking to bump up your game? A pair of beach volleyball sunglasses designed to stay in place though every bump, dive, and block could be the missing piece. To learn more on what to look for, check out our Beach Volleyball Sunglasses Buyer’s Guide. If you only need a quick recap, keep reading to find the best prescription beach volleyball sunglasses for you.
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There are three main components to finding a good frame: fit, coverage, and grip. The right pair encompasses each aspect by giving you protection from the sun, wind, and sand while amping up your game.
For fit, it's important that the glasses are lightweight and snug on your face and around your ears without being uncomfortable.
As far as coverage goes, a wraparound frame is the way to be since peripheries are especially important in volleyball.
And last but not least, grip. The best sports frames will have a hydrophilic material on the nose pads and temples that increases grip with moisture.
There is more to lens technology than Rx compatibility—you should also consider lens color and material as well as polarization.
Lens color is something down to personal preference and aesthetics, but for a place to start we'll quickly go over three basic lens tints: neutral, rose, and brown.
Neutral, or gray, lenses can have a gray base but appear more blue or green, but in general they help tone down the bright blues of the ocean as well as strong, direct sunlight. The drawback is there tends to be less contrast, but if you anticipate a lot of sunny beach days, neutral is the way to go.
For cloudier settings or if you prefer more contrast, try a rose-colored lens. Lighter tints boost contrast and work in a variety of lighting conditions, but if you're playing in bright sunlight they may not be dark enough.
Meanwhile, the middle of the road is a brown, or copper, lens. These strike a nice balance between being dark and enhancing contrast, but if you're light-sensitive or have especially strong sunlight, these also might not be dark enough.
For lens material, it’s better to choose a lightweight option such as polycarbonate. While glass is clearer, one dive for the ball could spell the end for your lenses. On the other hand, polycarbonate is a good pick for sports lenses because it's impact-resistant and won't shatter even when you hit the ground.
We don't typically recommend polarized sunglasses for sports that involve hand-eye coordination due to its potential effects on depth perception. In the case of beach volleyball, however, we encourage polarization as sunlight reflecting off the ocean can be a serious hindrance to your vision. But if you think you're fine without polarized lenses, more power to you.
The Best Beach Volleyball Sunglasses of 2019
Below you will find the best prescription beach volleyball sunglasses of 2019, curated to amplify you and your game.
If you are searching for a high-performance, highly Rx-able, and versatile frame, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL checks all the boxes. The XL refers to the extra-long lens which gives these a little extra coverage. This semi-rimless, lightweight, and durable frame pairs with rubber nose pieces and temples to give you all-around protection and a sunglass that stays put.
The Oakley Turbine is designed for the active male who values performance and style. The clean-looking, comfortable frame is made from lightweight and durable O-Matter. When you combine that frame tech with Unobtanium nose and temple pads that increase grip the more you sweat, you become a force of nature. To top it all off, the rectangular lens and wrap frame keep more sunlight out so you can stay in the game longer.
Oakley Flak Beta
Part of the Flak family, the Oakley Flak Beta gives you the durability and comfort of the Flak 2.0 XL with a more streamlined design. The Beta has slimmer temples still made from the same great comfort and durability you expect from O-Matter, while the Unobtanium nose pads absorb shock and increase grip with sweat. These shades will stay in place as you dive, set, and spike the competition.
Built for performance, 100%’s Daze blurs the boundary between function and style. The 8-base wrap frame with TPE rubber nose pads and temples combine to form a game-changing frame that stays optically aligned. With the 100% Daze, you get both top performance and casual liftestyle in one killer pair of sunglasses.
The Under Armour Octane is a highly versatile frame that is both lightweight and comfortable. The adjustable rubber nose pads and temples change the game by giving you that customized fit and comfort. Temple vents and cutouts work tougher to keep the air flowing while cutting down on the overall weight of the sunglass. Finally, the wraparound shape combined with a semi-rimless frame style give you edge-to-edge vision that keeps your eyes fully protected.
The Smith Tempo is a lightweight, semi-rimless frame designed to give you maximum coverage and comfort. The straight temples equipped with rubber grips will keep the sunglasses in place even when you dive for the ball. Rubber nose pads enhance the grip strength even further while the ChromaPop lenses provide both contrast enhancement and clarity for unparalleled vision.
The Costa Slack is a lightweight, 6 base frame designed to give you maximum clarity and comfort. The straight temples equipped with hydrolite rubber temples will keep the sunglasses in place even when you are sweating from the hot sun. Costa also put hydrolite on the nose pads to enhance the grip strength even further, while the 580 lenses provide both contrast enhancement and protect your eyes from harmful HEV blue light.
Prescription Beach Volleyball Sunglasses at SportRx
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