Whether you play singles, doubles, casually, or professionally, clear vision is crucial for enjoying your game. And while you may have spent overtime in practice, perhaps your vision still needs a boost. For our prescription-wearing tennis players, SportRx has you covered with the top 5 styles made to accommodate Rx needs and perform on the court. Join us as we review the best men's prescription sunglasses that will have you wondering why you didn't get a pair sooner.
Table of Contents
A. What to Look for in Tennis Sunglasses
B. Best Men's Tennis Prescription Sunglasses
1. Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL
2. Rudy Project Rydon
3. Tifosi Vero
4. Nike Show X3
5. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
C. Shop Men's Tennis Prescription Sunglasses at SportRx
Join Eyeglass Tyler as he reveals the top 5 best men's tennis prescription sunglasses! To see the lineup in its entirety, keep on reading below.
In addition to all of the frames being Rx-able, let's look at which criteria to consider for your tennis sunglasses.
In a sport that keeps you on your toes, a frame that stays in place is key to staying focused on the game. Rubber grip will make sure the sunglasses don't budge, no matter how much you move. A lightweight and comfortable fit will also ensure that you aren't distracted by frame weight or readjustments.
Since playing conditions vary greatly for tennis, i.e. indoors vs outdoors, clay courts, vs grass courts, day vs evening matches, there is no one-size-fits-all lens. To get the most out of your tennis sunglasses, we recommend investing in a frame that features interchangeable lenses. a lens change system will allow you to always get the perfect tint and coverage, based on your specific conditions.
Want even more information? Visit our extensive Tennis Sunglasses Buyer's Guide!
Now, let's check out the frames!
This 8-base wrap frame continues to be a tennis-favorite thanks to its lightweight fit, extra grip, and versatility. Made from Oakley's proprietary O Matter™, the Half Jacket 2.0 XL is extremely durable and ultra-lightweight. Unobtainium™ rubber nose pads and temples keep it securely in place, no matter how quickly you're running across the court.
As for the lenses, the Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL is available with contrast-enhancing PRIZM™ lens technology. For tennis, we recommend the Rx-friendly PRIZM™ Field.
Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Key Features
- 8-base O Matter™ frame is lightweight & durable
- Unobtainium™ rubber nose pads get tackier the more you sweat
- PRIZM™ lenses are interchangeable & boost contrast
- SportRx Frame Width: 132mm (What is SFW?)
A best-seller from Rudy Project, the Rydon is a sleek 8-base frame that doesn't quit when it matters most. For a clear view during the game-winning set, the Rydon's floating lenses will keep you covered from blinding sun rays while getting a complete view of the court. Available in prescription with Sport Optimized Lenses, you can select from a variety of lens colors that were curated by Sports Opticians specifically for tennis.
Have a strong prescription? There is also an option for the Rudy Project Rydon + Rx Dock to accommodate higher prescriptions with ease.
Rudy Project Rydon Key Features
- Durable nylon front & lightweight metal temples for comfortable wear
- Flying lens design promotes air flow & provides fog-free vision
- E-Lock system features modular nose pads & fully adjustable temples allow for a custom fit
- Rx-able & available with Rx dock for stronger prescriptions
- SFW: 138mm
If you're looking for men's tennis sunglasses that don't break the bank, look no further than the Tifo Vero. Available at a friendly price point, the Vero doesn't hurt your wallet but excels on the court. Made from Grilamid TR-90, one of the most durable frame materials, the Vero is lightweight and resistant to UV-exposure. For daytime players, this means your Vero won't fade after long hours in the sun, and will look as vibrant as the first day you got them.
The Tifosi Vero features hydrophilic rubber nose pads and flexible temples for a custom fit that will keep you comfortable. Its contoured lenses provide excellent sun protection, and while they're vented in non-prescription, we would like to point out that the prescription lenses will not feature this venting. Not to worry, throw on an anti-fog coating and you'll be good to go!
Tifosi Vero Key Features
- Grilamid TR-90 is lightweight, extremely durable, & UV-resistant
- Adjustable hydrophilic nose pads & flexible temples for a perfect fit
- Contoured lenses deliver maximum sun protection & wide peripheral view
- Rx-able *Note: Prescription lenses will not feature the venting, as shown in the picture.
- SFW: 130mm
Do you love the coverage of a large lens? Then, you'll love the Nike Show 3, which has one of the biggest lenses in our lineup of the best men's tennis prescription sunglasses. Its wrap design ensures coverage from all angles, and rubber grip helps it stay securely in place. An impressive ventilation system keeps you cool, no matter how much you sweat. You'll find discrete ventilation ports along the top of the frame and vented nose pads, for extra air flow and fog-defense.
For prescription, we recommend the Nike Show X3 for light prescription wearers. Because of the generous size of the lens, this isn't the best option for high prescriptions.
Nike Show X3 Key Features
- 8-base wrap with contoured lens for extra coverage
- Floating nose pads encourage air flow & absorb impact
- Interchangeable lens system available with Nike MAX Optics
- Rx-able with Sport Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
- SFW: 135mm
We started out with an Oakley frame, and we're closing out with Oakley. The Flak 2.0 XL is an impressive all-around sports choice and shines on the tennis court. Featuring all the Oakley tech we know and love like, lightweight O Matter™ frame construction, tons of Unobtainium™ rubber grip, and interchangeable PRIZM™ lenses, the Flak 2.0 XL is everything we want in a tennis frame. A quick note on the XL of the name. Don't let it fool you on sizing! XL stands for "extended lens", which means you get more lens height and coverage than a non-XL Oakley frame.
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Key Features
- O Matter™ frame construction is lightweight & durable
- Unobtainium™ rubber nose pads get tackier when wet
- PRIZM™ lenses are interchangeable & boost contrast
- SFW: 135mm
Need men's tennis prescription sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your men's prescription sunglasses for tennis.
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