Not just any set of golf eyewear will suffice. Many quality shades have the standard ULTRAVIOLET protection, comfortable face grips along with a stylish design, but they lack golf-specific lens color and shape. Brown- or amber-tinted lens offer much better visual acuity on the course, plus longer, frameless styles provide without restraint views as you swing. These two sets have all that and more.
Oakley’s Prizm lens technology remains the best in golf. The most recent iteration, Prizm Dark, is optimized for especially sunny days. The light filtering is more precise for stronger visual contrast, rendering it easier to spot the ball contrary to the grass and distinguish transitions between fairway, rough and fringe. The darker lens is available on the Targetline frame, which has side shields to prevent glare from behind.
Newcomer Electric knows how to make a stylish pair of sunglasses that may stand the test of the sunniest rounds. The Knoxville Pro frame is made with Grilamid, a material known for its extremely high bending strength. It adds durability without any extra weight. They’re anti-slip, comfortable and frameless for a barely-there feel. The OHM grey lens’ focus is superior clarity plus depth, but they’re also ideal for daily use, transitioning seamlessly directly into off-the-course life.
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Golf performance: Oakley sunglasses sale Prizm Dark (Targetline Frame), $153
Sport/casual: Electrical Knoxville Pro (Matte Black along with OHM Grey Lens), $120