Choosing Glasses And Goggles For Wind Protection And Dry Eye

People come to us for a wide range of reasons looking for glasses and goggles that will offer them protection against the wind and dust, or to help reduce the symptoms of hay fever or dry eye syndrome.

Some customers are looking for sports glasses for wind protection in exposed locations, such as on the golf course or when sailing or skiing, while others are looking to use them to reduce the drying effect of air conditioning, regular computer use, or central heating. The 4147 ray ban screws will protect the eyes of the people from the heat. The protection is provided from the wing and sun brightness to get the desired results. The correct information is provided for the purchase of the sunglasses. The purchasing can be made from the personal computer and mobile phone. 

Our range of glasses and goggles with foam gaskets may be suitable for many such diverse applications.

A review of our wind proof glasses

We have put together this review of the wind protection eyewear in our store together with tips on choosing the best glasses for your requirements.

Please note that Eyewear Accessories does not claim to offer advice on your optical health, for which you should consult your optician or specialist eye doctor, but we have had feedback from customers who have found that our glasses and goggles have given them a cost-effective way to protect their eyes from the wind and dust and get back to a more active lifestyle in greater comfort and we are supportive to other people who wish to do likewise.

How the glasses work

The aim of the glasses is to protect your eye sockets from exposure to wind, dust, or drying atmospheres. Part of the concept lies in the wraparound frame design that shields your ocular area from the full effect of the wind.

The other key element is a foam gasket that clips to the back of the frame so that when the glasses are worn, the foam compresses against your face, providing an insulating cushion to protect your eye sockets from the drying effect of the atmosphere.

The aim is to conserve your tear moisture by reducing evaporation of tears to help prevent your eyes drying out and therefore becoming irritated. Dry eye or “moisture chamber” glasses are not a new concept, but the current generation have improved significantly in styling and appearance, an important consideration for many people who need to wear them out and about in their daily lives.

So how do you choose the type of frame and gasket that would be best for you? Here are some of the factors to consider:

  1. What are your intended uses for the eyewear?

The first thing to consider is whether you are planning to use the eyewear for sport or leisure, or a combination of the two. If you plan to use the glasses for active sports, then it is best to choose one of the models that is vented, as this will help to reduce fogging up when you get hot or change rapidly from a cold dry environment to a warmer humid one. We suggest you look at the Dixon RX-2 or TEPS if you want to use the eyewear for mountain biking or running, for example.

All of the glasses and goggles in our store have an anti-fog coating on the lenses, and the majority of those in the wind proof section have vented foam gaskets, which provides a compromise between sealing your eye sockets without excessive build up of moisture. This applies to the Body Specs range and the Dixon TAC-3. However, if you are intending to use the glasses purely for wearing when you are engaged in passive activities, you may wish to consider the Dixon RX-1 which has a totally sealed foam gasket.

Another consideration is which lens tints are best for your needs. For example, Body Specs chrome glasses come with green/grey lenses that are ideal for golf.

  1. Do you need prescription lenses?

If you need an optical correction when you are wearing the glasses, then this can be accommodated by many of the models in the range. Some of our Body Specs glasses are supplied with an RX lens adapter which clips in between the gasket and the frame, and can be fitted with prescription lenses.

This system (often referred to as the RX insert type) has the benefit that you can still use the interchangeable tinted lenses that come with the glasses, and also, if your prescription changes, you can simply buy replacement Rx lenses, rather than an entirely new set of eyewear. The Dixon RX-2 and RX-1 are also of the insert type.

Other Body Specs sunglasses, and the Dixon TAC-RX have frames that are suitable for taking direct glazed prescription lenses – this tends to be a more expensive option, but for some people it is more convenient.

  1. How important is appearance to you?

For style and appearance, the Body Specs range wins hands down. They look least like biker goggles when worn with the foam gasket and many of the frame and lens colours will appeal to women as well as men. They are also most versatile, with interchangeable lenses including clear included as standard. If you need to wear the glasses around town or in an office, they may be the best choice.

In comparison, most models in the Dixon Eyewear range have black frames and their styling appeals most to young, sporty men.

The models with the thickest foam gaskets are likely to be the most effective for dry eye relief but will inevitably look more goggle-like in appearance than the frames with thinner gaskets.

  1. Which frame best fits your face?

For maximum benefit with this type of eyewear, you need to achieve the optimum fit of the foam gasket to your face.

However, the size and contours of everyone’s faces vary considerably and so different frames will work best for different people.

If you have a medium-sized or larger head (as regards width from temple to temple) it is easier to achieve a good wind proof seal with any of the frames in our wind proof section. You can therefore narrow your selection based on other considerations such as lens choices.

If you have a smaller or narrower head, go for Body Specs glasses/goggles rather than the Dixon range, as they have closer fitting frames. Most people find that they can achieve the most airtight seal if they wear the glasses with the elasticated headband. Out of the Dixon range, the best choice for smaller heads is the RX-2 because you can adjust the angle of the rake of the front of the eyewear to pull it closer to your face.

Try on the frames

To help you achieve the best result, you may wish to buy two different frames and then return the one that fits less well (we will pay your return postage).