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The optics of athletes: combine comfort and trend!

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With sunny days, sports practice tends to become widespread. In France, nearly 40% of the population practices at least one sport on a regular basis! As sports equipment is essential for a safe and enjoyable practice, optical equipment must adapt to several constraints. We offer a review of these and sector trends!

Comfort in all circumstances

Sports practice is tiring for the body, so there is no question of being bothered by frames that slide or are too fragile! Whatever the activity, your frames must be able to withstand its demands but also the environment around you. Some new materials allow, including Grilamid TR90 and Polycarbonate . They are much lighter than plastic or metal, have good resilience properties for water sports, resist shocks, twists or vibrations. For a comfortable sporting practice, therefore prefer type of materials.

The brands PlastiFlex , Ace and Mundaka have also opted for these materials to launch glasses allowing a comfortable sporting practice.

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The trend: adapt your frame to your practice and trust the technology

Of course, you will have to adapt your frame to the sport. Thus, for water sports , it will be necessary to think about limiting reflections reflected by the surface of the water. For running or cycling , go on photochromic glasses (see our article on solar innovations ) to ensure perfect vision despite sunshine.

Finally, for high-altitude sports like mountaineering, we will choose glasses adapted to the morphology of the face with an important protection index.

The wearing of contact lenses is also a good way not to be inconvenienced during intense exercises but there again, be sure to respect our advice and adapt the port according to needs and constraints.

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Some specialists in sports optics

In one of our previous articles , we have focused on eyewear manufacturers who have developed both high-performance and trendy equipment for their sporting target.

These include: [ =]

  • Demetz , still strong proposal on the sector
  • RudyProject , which offers sports goggles, helmets and masks
  • Oakley , very well positioned in sportswear and sports accessories in general

But also:

  • Julbo , the expert sun protection brand
  • Bolle , specialist of mountain sports and represented by beautiful muses of the sporting world
  • Serengeti , world leader in driving glasses

Who become key players in the sports eye market …

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Finally, while the issue of a sports license requires a medical certificate, 12 million French practice a sport without being fired from a club or association.

It is therefore essential to seek the advice of a professional to equip himself effectively during his sports sessions!