The best golf sunglasses serve many functions. Not only do they keep you looking cool on the links so you can impress the drink cart girls with your sense of style. The glasses also keep the sun’s glare out of your eyes and protect them from its harmful rays.
The big-name brands in the market include Oakley, Bolle, and NYX, and as big-name brands tend to do, these sunglass manufacturers attach a pretty hefty price tag to their merchandise. If you just have to have them, though, you may not mind footing the bill. However, if you’ve just dropped a few grand on clubs, collared shirts, and a country club membership, you may want to cut corners on your glasses.
That makes some of the best golf sunglasses the cheapest golf sunglasses. Cheap, in this case, does not necessarily mean shoddily made. We’re not talking the $5 jobs you can buy at your local convenience store.
Inexpensive glasses can be just as technologically advanced, comfortable, and good looking as the three-digit-dollar brands. They can come with lightweight polycarbonate materials so they are barely noticeable once they’re on your face. They can also come with special attachments to loop the glasses around your ears, so no matter how hard you hack at the ball, those glasses won’t come off.
More importantly for your eyes’ health, the best golf sunglasses come with lenses that block 100 percent of the deadly ultraviolet rays from the sun. Look for glasses that block both UVA and UVB. The higher the nanometer rating, the better.
That way, you will have to worry less about cataracts or other eye conditions later in life. You’ll have more cash in your pocket to purchase balls, equipment, green fees, and, of course, frosty beverages from the drink cart girls. And you’ll look good doing it, too.