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Here at John Weygang Optometrists LLP, we understand the importance of clear and comfortable vision when participating in a sport and how crucial it is in terms of maximising performance. That’s why when it comes to sports eyewear, we have you covered.

Using our trusted supplier, we are able to offer an extensive range of frames and lens options that cater for a multitude of sports. We can provide for all ages, shapes and sizes and you can have them either with a prescription, be it glazed into the actual lenses or as a removable insert, or without – the choice is yours!

Although we do keep a number of items in practice for viewing, if there is something of interest that we do not have then we can easily order a free sample in for you to try. Similarly, if there is something specific that you have in mind then we will do our best to source it for you.

If you would like to find out more about our sports eyewear then please do not hesitate to ask us in practice. We will be more than happy to assist you.



Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about sports eyewear:

1. Can the lenses in swimming goggles be corrected for seeing underwater?

Yes. When it comes to prescription swimming goggles, they are normally glazed with the ‘In Air’ prescription. Having them glazed in this way enables the person to see just as well underwater as they would on the water’s surface or poolside, allowing them to move around safely and be more aware of any potential obstacles both in and by the water.

For hypermetropic/hyperopic (i.e. long-sighted) eyes where a plus (positive) prescription is required, it is possible, at an additional cost, for this prescription to be glazed onto the back surface of the lenses. This can help to sharpen the vision obtained underwater, which in turn could make all the difference in a competition.

2. Can the lenses in swimming goggles be tinted?

Yes. With the exception of Aquasee™, it is possible to add a tint to any plastic prescription swimming goggle lens that we supply. Please ask in practice for all available tint options.

3. What lens material is best for racket sports?

Polycarbonate, as it has a high level of impact resistance. This is because the eyes are particularly susceptible when it comes to racket sports and so protecting them is of the utmost importance. Of all the racket sports, this especially applies to squash and in fact there is a specific British Standard (BS 7930-1) that applies to this racket sport alone, stating that the use of polycarbonate is mandatory in order to meet its requirement. In the case of squash, if a goggle with a removable insert is supplied then the front shield will always be polycarbonate as standard, making it okay for the removable insert to be just plastic.

4. Can the lens(es) in a diving mask be corrected for both distance and near vision?

Yes. With the exception of Ultravision™, it is possible to glaze the lens(es) of a diving mask so as to have both a distance vision and near vision segment. This is achieved using the custom bonding method and can be done for both plus (positive) and minus (negative) prescriptions.

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