Spring Into Action With Stylish Sports Eyewear

Golfer wearing sports eyewear.

If you’re a keen sportsperson, you’re in good company – in Britain, 40.7% of adult males and 31.7% of female adults take part in sports on a weekly basis, according to stats gurus Statista.

But whether you’re a budding Usain Bolt, the next Nelly Korda or can pull off a somersault tuck like Tom Daley, you might fear that poor eyesight puts paid to your plans for sporting success.

Don’t worry – at Wright Eyewear we’ve got a wonderful range of stylish sports eyewear for weekend warriors and elite enthusiasts that will help you spring into action with confidence.

Let’s take a look at the type of cutting-edge products currently used in certain popular sports.


Rugger can be a rough sport, but just because you need corrective eyewear doesn’t mean you can’t withstand the toughest tackles, cross the try line at breakneck speed or calmly score a winning conversion.

For instance, England Rugby Union international Laura Keates has combatted short-sightedness with contact lenses during her successful career, and last year, All Blacks forward Ardie Savea was the first player to wear corrective goggles during a Rugby World Cup match.


Competitive runners are finely-tuned instruments – breathing, balance and poise are crucial for success over a race of any distance.

So sharp eyesight is essential and, since glasses are prone to slippage once you work up a sweat, many runners prefer the comfort and convenience of contacts.

That said, if you’re speeding down the track on a sunny day, even if your sight is fine, you’ll probably want to invest in some secure sunglasses to beat the glare and help maintain your focus.

Need some inspiration? Legendary hurdler Ed Moses wore glasses throughout his career and at the peak of his powers was undefeated for nine years, nine months and nine days, or 122 consecutive races.


Whether you’re a competitive diver who thinks nothing of springing from a high board, hurtling through the air and entering the water with pinpoint precision, or simply someone who loves keeping fit by clocking up the lengths in your local pool, you’ll need a good pair of goggles to get the most out of your sport of choice.

Goggles can be customised with your own prescription or enhanced through anti-mist treatments that stop steam from obscuring your vision. And once you find the comfiest pair, you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing them at all.

Watch today’s top swimmers like Daiya Seto, Katinka Hosszu and Melanie Margalis and you’ll rarely see them without a pair of snazzy goggles, which is testament to the fact they’ve become essential eyewear for anyone dedicated to the sport.


If you’re a keen golfer, you’ll probably agree that, as exhilarating as the sport can be, it’s frustrating enough trying to get a small ball in a tiny hole hundreds of yards away without having to squint while you’re at it!

Since it’s not a physical contact sport, both frames and contacts can be suitable for golf, while if you want to give yourself the best chance possible of completing your round below par, adding a tint to your glasses can help you plan the perfect approach shot and putt proficiently. Plus, should you shank your ball into the rough, you’ve probably more chance of finding it and avoiding a penalty.

Even if your vision is 20/20, chances are that you’ll want to invest in a pair of golf sunglasses for those rare rounds in British sunshine or golf weekends in warmer climes. Over the years, great golfers like Justin Rose, Paul Casey and Hideki

Matsuyama have all sported shades to help improve their game and protect their eyes from allergies.

As you can see, there’s always a way for eyewear to help you compete in your favourite pastime and perform at your best – contact us about the best option to help you stay at the top of your game!

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