Running

Prescription Sunglasses for Running

With a high-impact sport like running, comfort is key. Your choice of clothes and shoes are important, but protecting your eyes from sun damage shouldn’t be an afterthought.

Finding a pair of sunglasses that’s suitable for your prescription but also stylish and practical can be tough, but we stock a broad selection of prescription sunglasses to choose from.

How to pick the best prescription sunglasses for running

For the most comfort and safety while running, here are some things to consider while shopping around for running sunglasses.

Lightweight frames

One of the most important considerations is the weight of your frames. No one wants a heavy pair of sunglasses weighing them down, so opt for frames and lenses that are thin and light to improve running comfort.

Grip

If you have ever used regular sunglasses while out for a run, one thing you’ll notice is they can move around a lot. That’s why many runners prefer sunglasses with rubber nose grips and grips on the frames themselves. This reduces discomfort and distractions while running.

Brown or amber-tinted lens

For those who prefer to run on uneven surfaces, for example, on nature trails, lens tint is important. Brown and amber lenses are best for contrast and depth perception, so it’s easier to spot things in your path you need to avoid.

Impact-resistant lenses

Like any sport, running has its risks. If you take a fall, it’s best to have sunglasses with shatterproof lenses. Look for sunglasses with polycarbonate or Trivex lenses for the most protection.

Best brands for prescription running sunglasses

Some of the top running sunglasses we recommend include:

Rudy Project Rydon: With an ultra-flexible frame, swappable lenses, and adjustable nose pads, this pair is a great running companion.

Bollé Bolt 2.0: These glasses come with a wide choice of lens tints, a lightweight B88 nylon frame, and impact-resistant lenses making them perfect for running.

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