Why You Should Use Swim Goggles

March 8, 2018

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It allows you to move your whole body against the resistance of water. It is a great workout because it keeps your heart rate up while taking some of the impact stress off your body. Swimming also builds endurance, muscle strength and keeps your cardiovascular system in shape.

Whether you’re a serious or a casual swimmer, you need to understand the significance of protecting your body from anything that can happen during swimming. Your eyes are one of the body organs that can quickly get irritated when submerged in water.

While experienced swimmers can relate to the importance of using swim goggles, beginners or casual swimmers often take them for granted. Goggles are essential in keeping your eyes safe while you are in the pool or the ocean. And you don’t have to miss anything underwater because prescription swim goggles are available.

This article aims to give you insight on how to make your swims more comfortable and enjoyable by using a pair of swim goggles.


First, understand that humans are not intended to live and function underwater the way other marine mammals are. That is why without any kind of protection, our eyes cannot work correctly when submerged in water.

Goggles are forms of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the area surrounding the eye. Their function is to prevent particulates, water or chemicals from hitting the eyes.

Swim goggles work by providing a pocket of air in front of you that enables light rays to travel to and through your eyes in a clearer, sharper way.

Swim goggles must be watertight to prevent water from irritating the eyes or blurring vision. Goggles protect the eyes from the effects of saltwater when submerged in the ocean, or chlorinated water when swimming in the pool.

Because water bends light differently than air, your vision will be blurred if your eyes are in direct contact with water, regardless if you have a 20/20 vision.

Moreover, if you are nearsighted, farsighted or have any other eye condition, you need to use corrective lenses to see clearly underwater.

Benefits of Using Swim Goggles

This is the main reason goggles were invented. Your eyes are not designed for long exposures to saltwater and chlorine. Though exposing your eyes to these types of water won’t cause any permanent damage, it is still quite painful if you’re submerged without any eye protection. Even small amounts of chlorine or saltwater can leave your eyes red and watery, not to mention the intense pain it creates.

In addition to the chemicals in the water that can irritate the eyes, you also need to protect your eyes from urine, sweat, and other things that might have contaminated the water.

A pair of high-quality swimming goggles delivers a tight, waterproof seal that keeps the water from entering your eyes. When your eyes are free from any saltwater or chlorinated pool water, you will be able to swim more comfortably.

There are certain swim goggles that are tinted with ultraviolet (UV) protection coats. You can now enjoy being submerged in water even on a bright sunny day.

Improved Vision
Whether you’re a professional swimmer or a beginner, you will appreciate the enhanced clarity of vision you get out of a pair of swim goggles.

This protective eyewear can sharpen your vision and keep you and your eyes safe while you swim, snorkel or explore underwater.

If you are a competitive swimmer, swim goggles with Rx lenses can improve your perception of depth and distance, allowing you to properly time your flip turn which can enable you to have better lap times. The clearer vision also lets you see your lane more precisely so you can better judge your line. Swim goggles allow you to have a high definition experience with a clear underwater view.

Custom-fit Lenses
Manufacturers have acknowledged the fact that more and more people are wearing some form of corrective lenses. That is why they have designed affordable swimming goggles with custom-made prescription lenses. Now, people who have prescription glasses can choose goggles with lenses that meet their visual needs. With built-in corrective lenses, these goggles allow you to enjoy swimming without hurting your eyes.

So the next time you plan on going for a dive, do not forget to put on a pair of good swim goggles. They can keep your eyes safe, improve your vision and give you an opportunity to enjoy swimming even if you have eye issues.

Why You Need Sunglasses All Year Long

February 1, 2018

People typically wear sunglasses during summer. Regardless of where you are on the planet, wearing sunglasses plays an essential role in protecting your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the damage it can cause. SportEyes.com carries prescription sunglasses for the whole family.

The truth is, we are not only exposed to the sun during summer. In some cases, we are more exposed to it during winter. That’s because snow can act like a mirror and reflect a second measure of UV rays into the eyes.

Here are some reasons we all need to wear sunglasses throughout the year.

To Protect the Eyes from UV Damage

Exposure to the sun can damage the cornea, the retina, and even the skin around the eyes. Repeated exposure to ultraviolet rays can result in higher risk of having eye problems including sensitivity to light, irritation of the eyes, cataracts, skin cancer on the eyelid, and macular degeneration.

A study found out that 31 percent of UV light still comes through on cloudy days and surfaces that are covered in snow actually reflect 80 percent of UV rays.

Those who have light-colored irises are particularly more susceptible to UV damage.

The best way to protect your eyes from the effects of UV radiation is to wear a pair of quality sunglasses as much as possible, regardless of the weather.

Most quality sunglasses are designed to block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Sunglasses are also an efficient way to protect the delicate skin around the eyes. They can help prevent the development of wrinkles and premature aging due to UV radiation.

To Protect the Eyes from Dust and Debris

Windblown particles can cause corneal abrasions, which happens when something scratches, cuts, or scrapes the cornea. The eye gets damaged, and light will only make it burn and hurt even more.

Sunglasses can act as a windshield for your eyes and keep you from catching these airborne particles. For better protection, choose close-fitting sunglasses which are particularly useful for avoiding injuries caused by wind, dust, and debris.

Specific sunglasses are designed with Hydrophobic coatings that resist water, oil, fingerprint, and lotions. This is a great way to keep your eyes safe and maintain a clear vision.

To Minimize Glare

Polarized sunglasses provide excellent glare protection. These lenses contain a special filter that blocks polarization, an intense reflection of light that causes glare.

If you’re into boating, skiing, biking, or any other outdoor activity, you’ll benefit from wearing a pair of polarized sunglasses.

These can also be helpful when you’re driving, especially during winter. The snow reflects about 80 percent of the sun’s rays, which increases the possibility that harmful rays are focused on your eyes. The increased glare can add to the already dangerous road conditions during this season.

Polarized sunglasses reduce the glare-causing reflections from flat surfaces such as the road’s surface or your car’s hood.

To Properly Hydrate Your Eyes

The eyes can quickly become dry and irritated when exposed to wind and dry air. During the winter, many suffer from dry eyes because of changing temperatures.

Dry eye happens when the eye is unable to produce enough tears to keep the eye adequately hydrated. It causes discomfort, redness, and irritation in the eyes.

Besides the protection against UV radiation, sunglasses are essential for people who suffer from dry eyes, who typically experience more sensitivity to light than those with healthy eyes.

To Alleviate Headaches

When the light is bright, the pupils constrict to prevent too much light from hitting the light-sensitive retina. In some cases when the light is exceptionally bright, the pupil cannot compress enough to reduce light exposure to a comfortable level. This causes you to squint which leads to headaches and eyestrain.

Sunglasses help lower the amount of light that reaches the eyes. As a result, there will be an increase in comfort, minimizing the pain caused by too much light.

Choose photochromic lenses, which automatically lowers the presence of bright light, providing excellent protection for your eyes and for reducing headaches and eyestrain.

Sunglasses aren’t only intended to make you look cool during summer. More importantly, they protect your eyes in a lot of ways, particularly from the harmful effects of UV exposure. Many of these effects won’t show until you are older, so it is essential to protect your eyes early on in your life. If you love your eyes, make sure to put those sunglasses on as often as you can throughout the year.

What Is Pickleball

December 7, 2017

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.  What started off as a game to keep families from becoming bored in the summer has become a game that is highly addictive and is played by people of all ages. So what os pickleball anyway?

Pickleball is a game that combines various elements from tennis, badminton and ping pong.  The games are played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.  It is played on a badminton-sized court, but the net is only 36 inches high.  The game is really like table tennis played with a wiffle ball on a smaller court.

While the pickleball craze is relatively new, the game has been around since 1965.  The story goes that during the summer of 1965 Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum families were bored with the usual summer activities. There was an old badminton court on the property, and when they win to find badminton equipment there wasn’t enough equipment for 4, but there were enough ping pong paddles.  And that is how pickleball game to be.  The game evolved and rules were created over the next few years.  The game now has official rules and a formal pickleball association.

So all of that doesn’t explain the games name, how did it become to be called pickleball.  There are two stories.  One is that Joel Pritchard’s wife as a reference to the pickle boat, which was made up of different oarsmen that were leftover from other boats.  The other story is that the Pritchards dog whose name was Pickles like to chase the ball during the game and even run off with the ball.   The name is most likely a result of a combination of both stories which are both very charming.

The main takeaway is that this game was created so that a whole family could play at once and have fun doing something together, and that remains today.  This is a game that has physical activity, but you also hear lots of laughing and people having fun while they play this game.  You don’t have to have a ton of skill to play, and because the court is smaller, you won’t be running as much as you would in a traditional tennis match.

This is a game that allows all skill level to play together.  If you just want to have fun and get some exercise pickleball can be your game.  If you have a competitive nature, pickleball is still your game as there are many national tournaments around the country.  You can find your local pickleball court on a map on the USA Pickleball Associations website. https://www.places2play.org/

Another good thing about this sport is that the cost of entry is low.  You can find two paddles and a couple of balls for as little as 9.99, and you can buy sets that include a net as low as 40.99. Once you have played the game and you’re hooked, and by all accounts, those who try, do get addicted, then you can purchase more expansive equipment if you chose.

Of course, we carry a large selection of tennis eyewear which will work very well for your pickleball games. We offer both prescription and non-prescription sports eyewear.

We do have one warning about his sports, every interview that we have seen indicates that this game is fun and as stated earlier, addictive.  The reporter below stated that she played for 5 hours the first time and she only left because she had to catch a plane.

Here are some other resources that you might find helpful.  Take a look there is even a pickleball YouTube Channel.



March Madness–Enter to win!

March 19, 2013

March Madness


Win a $100 Gift Card!

We wanted to be part of the March Madness so we created a promotion this year!  Create a bracket in our Yahoo groups and the winner will receive a $100 gift card to A Sight for Sport Eyes!  You can enter here:  http://y.ahoo.it/PZbARJyT .

If you already have a bracket, you can join our group.  Yahoo group ID is 146818

Must enter by 3/21!

Good Luck!


Don’t forget our other promotion this month!

Take $20 off anti-fog coating with heavy duty scratch coating when adding it to Transitions Lenses!  Use coupon code ANTIFOG.

February Newsletter

February 18, 2013

Along with the launch of our new site we have also added a few new brands to our collection. Check out Uvex, Vuarnet, and spy!

A Sight for Sport Eyes Announces the Launch of their Redesigned Website

A Sight for Sport Eyes, a longtime veteran of the sports eye wear market and one of the most reputable retailers online, recently announced the launch of their newly redesigned website that aims to streamline the shopping experience by providing more convenience and an easier, more logical layout that makes researching and purchasing a snap.

The new A Sight for Sport Eyes site launched Friday February 1st and the company hopes that new customers will enjoy the ease of use, wealth of information, and large selection of product choices available with and without a prescription while returning customers will appreciate the same level of reliability and expertise they have long enjoyed.

Founded in 1996 by Shannen Knight, A Sight for Sport Eyes is a leading sports eyewear company known for its extensive product knowledge and high level of customer service.   A Sight for Sport Eyes is also leading the charge in spreading information about the risk many sports and activities pose for serious eye injuries.  Many of these injuries can be avoided with the proper eyewear and A Sight for Sport Eyes seeks to educate its customers on how to avoid these potentially damaging injuries.

Go to http://www.sporteyes.com and check out our new layout.


8th Day of Christmas Deals

December 10, 2012
Only one more deal left. Keep a look out!

Happy Holidays!

A Present to Protect

Julbo, Bolle Kids and Ice Cream Shades are 20% off frames for Prescription and non-prescription orders. This is a great gift for the up and coming Holiday! Increased poor eye sight and eye disease can be prevented. Children spend more time out doors than the average adult, and experts say nearly 50 percent (or more) of our lifetime exposure to UV rays may occur by age 18. This high number can be cut down with the simple routine of wearing sunglasses with 100% UV protection when engaged in outdoor activities. Take advantage of this great promotion and get your child some stylish sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays.  You are not only getting them a gift that they will love and enjoy, but also to protecting their eyes from harmful UV radiation and preventing long term damage to the eyes.

Bolle, Julbo & Eyes Cream Shades 20% off Kid Frames!!

*Limited time only. Promotion last only until Dec. 15, don’t wait to order – Purchase today* (cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons)

Promotion Code: CHRISTMAS8


Top-of-the-line lenses for kids sunglasses, just like the grown-ups

  • All Julbo lenses are optical class 1 for optimal clarity and minimal distortion
  • They offer 100% protection against UVA, B and C rays
  • Sunglasses are shock resistant

High-quality frames for children’s sunglasses

  • Wrap-around design provides excellent coverage
  • Shock absorption
  • Curved temples
Eyes Cream Shades

Eyes Cream Shades specializes in providing premium quality sunwear designed specifically for children ages six months and above. Blending fashion with function, they also incorporate in all of their designs “total eye protection” for kids with polycarbonate lenses that block virtually 100% UVA, UVB and UVC rays!


Bolle Kids Sarah Sunglasses fit children 9-12 years old. These Bolle sunglasses feature thermogrip rubber temples and nose pads with moisture-absorbing properties that give you solid yet soft adhesion at all times. Bolle is using the finest grade nylon available for sunglasses frames making the Bolle Sarah Kids extremely strong, lightweight and flexible.

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3rd Day of Christmas Deals

December 8, 2012
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Don’t For get about Stocking Stuffers!!!  20% off All Accessories through Dec. 15th. Coupon Code CHRISTMAS3.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons.

Lens Cleaning

Lens Cleaner is safe for eyeglass use but can also be used on things like camera lenses, computer screens, cell phone screens and more! Makes a great gift combined with a micro fiber cloth to wipe clean.  Or try the Spudz.  This is a micro fiber cloth that is contained in a small pouch with a caribiner attached.  Easily hook it on to your purse, golf bag, camera bag, backpack, etc. for quick access to clean your glasses or other such items.  Or try a Combo Pack, Lens Cleaner and Micro Fiber Cloth in one smartly packaged case!

Eyewear Retainers

Stop losing your glasses and sunglasses. An eyewear retainer will keep them around your neck so you’ll never leave them out in public to get stolen again.  Gorilla Grips fit almost any size of eyeglass temple including hard to fit thick sunglass earpieces. The stretchy rubber expands to fit.  Or use a Float Holder to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the river, lake, or ocean when on the water.  Or use your regular eyeglass for activities where you need them to stay on better?  Use the Sports Strap. These will keep the glasses on more like a goggle would–tight to the face.  Fits on any pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses. 

Press On Bifocals:

Quickly turn any pair of glasses, prescription or non-prescription, into reading glasses with Press On Bifocals: Little window stickers that have reading power that you stick anywhere on the glasses to help you read.  

Visor Clips

Easily store your your sunglasses in your car’s visor with Visor Clips.  Makes a great stocking stuffer. Also can be clipped to a belt, purse, or more!

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2nd Day for Christmas Gift Ideas

December 8, 2012
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Barracuda swim goggles 10% off

All other Swim goggles &

Dive masks 20% off

No need to think about this promotion. Just take advantage of it and finish your Christmas shopping here. From mom and dad to brother and sister at A Sight For Sport Eyes there is a swim goggle for everyone. From prescription to non-prescription we offer a wide selection of color and style. Do you know someone who wears glasses? This year you can give them the gift of sight for all their water activities. What better way to give Christmas spirit than letting someone actually see where they are going in the pool or see the fish when they snorkel.  We often hear from parents how great it is to actually see their kids while playing in the pool. Now you can offer this gift of sight to your loved ones. 

When choosing a prescription goggle the correction can be made with a custom make lens or with a pre-made goggle, this is all going to depend on the prescription. The two are explained below.

*need assistance choosing the correct power for a prescription goggle?  Go to http://www.sporteyes.biz and click on our chat button or give us a call at 888-223-2669*

Promotion code: CHRISTMAS2 for all swim goggles and dive masks, CHRISTMAS2B for Barracuda
expires: 12/15/12.   Cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons.



Step Diopter (pre-made)

The pre-made goggles are swim goggles that have powers already build into the lens. It is not the exact prescription but close. They usually run in whole or half  powers. These are good options if you little or no astigmatism.   With this option you will take a look at your prescription and match it to the powers offered. If you are unsure how to read a prescription Click Here and our FAQ will explain. If the prescription is really strong or may have a strong astigmatism this may not be the option for you.

Check out:
– View
– Hilco
– Barracuda

Custom Made

With this option we will fit the goggles or mask to your exact prescription. Just as you see out of your day to day glasses, now you have that option with all your water activities from indoors to out doors and from swimming to snorkeling.

Check out:
– Barracuda (call for a quote)
– Rec Spec Shark
– Hilco Dive Mask
– Seavision Dive Mask

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Christmas Deals Day 1

December 4, 2012
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CliC It for Christmas

Buy 2, get 3rd 50% Off.  See details below.
If you are constantly losing, dropping, breaking, scratching and replacing eye wear we have the solutions for you! Get your clic’s for every occasion. The patented magnet that holds them in place at the bridge of your nose keeps your Clics in place during just about any activity.
The glasses were designed by Ron Lando of California originally created for NASA for astronauts requiring glasses that were “anti-gravity.” Ten years later the product has become very
popular and reached world wide success. Along with functionality, convenience and durability that come with every CliC you also get comfort and
style.  And you’ll have a hard time losing them when they are always around your neck. Clic’s are available in reading powers of +1.25, +1.50, +1.75, +2.00, +2.50, and +3.00.  We can also custom make them to your exact prescription if you have a different power or want to use them as your regular everyday glasses.  Red, Black (Long), Clear, Dark Tortoise, Light Tortoise, and Blue frame colors available.

Buy 2, get one 50% Off!
*Note: Order today, Promotion is good for until Dec. 15th.  Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers.

CliC readers are a new advance in eyewear with substantial improvements over the traditional solution to reading only glasses. The most innovative feature is the patented magnetic closure. This allows CliC readers to use a combined adjustable headband and neck strap which means not only do CliC readers stay in place while you are wearing them but also hang comfortably when not in use. You will never misplace your readers again. Other features include: Rugged, lightweight construction for ergonomic and long durability. Assorted colors. If you want a specific color, call or email for availability


Comfort and convenience. Clic goggles are connected to a molded form-fitting head band rather than an ordinary elastic strap. To wear, snap the goggles together via the high powered neodymium magnet located at the nose bridge. To disconnect, just pull the eye pieces apart and hang them around the neck. Clic goggles have been wind tunnel tested to stay together up to speeds of 130mph. Good for motorcycle riding, biking, skiing, Wind surfing (they float!) or anytime you want to control wind.

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Give the Gift of Sight

October 15, 2012
A Sight for Sport Eyes

With Fall here and winter just around the corner do not wait any longer to get geared up for the mountains. For snow and ski goggles check out Bolle, Smith and Zeal. Prescription available. Please note Zeal and Smith Inventory is not listed on our web page due to our contracts with them but we can make a phone or chat orders with  10% off prodcut price.

World Sight Month!

Optometry Giving Sight is a global fund raising organization that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. This organization was first launched in the UK in 2003, followed by Australia and the Netherlands in 2004, the United States and Canada in 2005, and Italy in 2006. In 2009, Optometry Giving Sight launched in Norway, Singapore and Ireland.
Our eyes are the most valued sense. We see the world though our eyes. We learn with our eyes and communicate with our eyes. A person should not be limited by poor vision because they do not have access to eye examination and the glasses they need. At least 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired.

Order in the month of October and a A Sight For Sport Eyes will donate 5% of every order to Optometry Giving Sight to help raise the funds needed to deliver sustainable eye care to those in need.