Each year in the United States, an estimated 7 million people ride horses. It is interesting to note that the horse industry impacts the American economy more than the motion picture services, railroad transportation or furniture and fixture manufacturing. This is the reason behind the incredible popularity of horse races or polo games in the country.
Though it has not been a custom for riders wearing sunglasses, putting on shades could make a lot of difference on the visibility and the overall health of the eyes of the equestrian players or polo players. Most players may be apprehensive of wearing sunglasses because of the risks involved and the injury scare in the event of a fall. However, most sunglasses have impact resistant and shatterproof polycarbonate lenses.
Why riders should wear sunglasses
Riders spend a lot of time outdoors, which leave them exposed to UV risks. Sports sunglasses will protect eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and cut down the risks of cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Sports style sunglasses not just keeps the eyes sun safe but also keep out insects, grit, dirt and other irritants.
Sports sunglasses stand out for its tight fitting design and UV resistant lenses in both clear and colored models. A clear lens can still be UV400 rated. Unisex and hot in fashion circuits, these sunglasses will appeal to everyone around.
Here are some features to look for
The sunglasses that you use should not only be UV resistant but impact resistant with shatterproof too.
Comfort is the key
Straight temples that will make it easy to put on and take off helmets while non slip nose pads and temples tips to keep sunglasses in place. Half frame models are also recommended because it won’t interfere with vision when players are looking down.
Choose lighter tinted glasses
As horse riders may go into the thickly wooded areas, it is recommended to wear lighter tinted glasses to ensure optimum visibility without having to take off and put them back again.
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