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Baseball and Sunglasses

POSTED ON April 9, 2009

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With the opening day for major league baseball last Sunday, and today being the opening day for the Indianapolis Indians, I asked James Sharp in our Marketing department to write about his experience playing baseball and the role sunglasses played in his experience. “Having played baseball for almost two-thirds of my life brings me to the understanding of how important sunglasses are while participating ...

With the opening day for major league baseball last Sunday, and today being the opening day for the Indianapolis Indians, I asked James Sharp in our Marketing department to write about his experience playing baseball and the role sunglasses played in his experience.

“Having played baseball for almost two-thirds of my life brings me to the understanding of how important sunglasses are while participating in sports. Going out to the ballpark for a double header, I never left the house without my pair of polarized sunglasses. Playing in many games with the sunlight directly in my eyes causes a real hazard for my eye health as well as my success in making crucial plays on the field. Having a pair of sunglasses readily available, allowed me to prove successful in my time playing the game.

Even in the major leagues, baseball sunglasses are sunglasses players wear to help reduce the glare of the sun when they have to look up to see the ball. Baseball sunglasses also need to have certain characteristics and quality suitable for the game they play. They need to significantly reduce the glare, protect the eyes from UV rays and be shatterproof.

The main thing to look for in baseball sunglasses is the amount of UV protection they offer. Since baseball is a sport played during the hot summer season, this is one quality that has to be included in the design of the sunglasses. Other qualities that baseball players look for is lightweight; and many products offer a lighter weight than others for more mobility and comfort.

With the development of baseball sunglasses, the common black streaks under players eyes are not as readily seen or popular. The polarized lenses help minimize the glare of the light and the tint helps to enhance the color of the ball, also allowing players look directly into the sun and still see where the ball is. At Dr. Tavel, a wide range of polarized sunglasses, such as the Rudy Project, are the perfect shades for just this.

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