By Bob Difley
We RVers spend a lot of time in – or looking into – bright sunny landscapes, like campgrounds, when boondocking, hiking and biking, and while on the road touring.
Most people know the sun’s rays are bad for our skin. But did you know they’re just as bad for our eyes?
“Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays,” says the National Institutes of Health. “Some of the sun’s effects on the eyes include: Cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens that can blur vision. An estimated 20% of cases are caused by extended UV exposure.” The effect of the sun on the eyes can also cause macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Sunglasses protect your eyes from these effects of the sun’s rays, so once you become convinced that you should be wearing sunglasses more than you now do, why not include some other beneficial features when making your purchase choice.
Adidas Sport Sunglasses were designed for active outdoor sporting activities where you need not only a clear, wide field of vision and protection from the sun’s UV rays but also from dust, debris, wind, insects and all the other things that can blow into your eyes when biking, running, hiking, and golfing. And, of course, they also block out 100% of UV radiation.
- Vision Advantage™ polycarbonate lenses are multi-layered and scratch resistant.
- Double-Snap Nose Pads™ provide a comfortable fit and grip, offering even more holding power. Just remove the individual pads and replace with the Double-Snap nose bridge that comes with the glasses.
- SPX® frames are extra light – you hardly know they are on your face – and flexible, providing a more comfortable fit.
- Traction Grip™ provides additional comfort and stability through non-slip contact points on the temple.
- Compatible with prescription lenses.
- Quick-Release hinges™ patented release mechanism for the temple hinges enables the temples to be easily removed and replaced.
The pair I reviewed is called Horizor and the lens color is Coal Shiny Red. And I must admit, I look quite dashing in them. You certainly can’t discount them on the fashion aspect just because they are designed for active outdoors people. Now where did I park my mountain bike?