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A Buyer’s Guide for Prescription Sports Glasses for Soccer

Soccer is a hugely popular sport—and it's easy to see why. The game tests each player's strength, agility, and endurance in a way that few other sports can match. When the ball comes your way during a game, you have to be ready and able to react quickly or else you'll lose the ball in a blink. That is why it's important for soccer players to wear prescription sports glasses that meet their specific needs—they're designed for maximum comfort & durability, and best-in-class standard when it comes to vision clarity.

What to consider when choosing a new pair of Soccer Glasses and Goggles

Frame Fit

Goggles: Goggles for soccer are highly recommended as they come with a headband strap that goes around the head to secure it to your face. This means that you never have to worry about it slipping off during a game as you head the ball, as you run after it, or as you dive into tackles and score goals.

If you are worried about being able to see the field and make the right moves, we offer goggles with larger eye sizes that provide a greater field of view.

Frames: Another thing that’s worth considering is the advantage of using sports frames while playing soccer. Rec Specs frames have flexible temple arms that bend to conform and stay in place even through aggressive play and hard falls. These also allow for easy protective adjustments with little effort, which means you can put them on fast and take them off faster. 

Interchangeable: For multi-sport athletes, or those that prefer one style to the other for the different sports they play, an interchangeable frame to goggle style is a great option. This choice gives you the ability to switch between your favorite frames and goggles depending on what sport you're playing.

Lens Technology

Impact Protection

The risk of impact during a soccer game is real—especially when you're playing against other athletes who also want to win. Your opponents will be trying to block your shots and make it difficult for you to score by knocking the ball away from their goal.

To absorb shocks from balls and other hard impacts, choose a durable one-piece polycarbonate lens. These shatter-proof lenses come in multiple colors to maximize contrast, and you can also opt for fog- or scratch-proof versions to add an extra layer of performance.

Tints

The right lens color and tint can help you make the right decisions on the field by helping you see better and more clearly. When choosing lenses for soccer, consider factors such as your position on the field, how you run, and the weather conditions of your game.

If you’re looking for the most light, a clear tint is recommended. It allows the most light and is perfect for cloudy conditions outdoors, sunset, or nighttime. If you want to be able to see clearly indoors and outdoors, but also want protection from the sun, then a light transition tint is a good option. This tint stays clear (or nearly clear) indoors and darkens automatically when exposed to sunlight.

For a colored option, grey lenses are the most popular. It provides anti-fatigue benefits and overall protection from glare, which makes it suitable for both cloudy and sunny days.

Coatings

Fall season is here, and you know what that means: it's time to get your goggles in shape for the new season.

Our 2x2 ProCoat offers an industry-leading double coat of fast fog recovery and anti-glare resulting in superior vision performance on the pitch. This is included at no additional charge with your Rec Specs prescription lenses.

Top Recommendations for Soccer Glasses & Goggles

The right pair of soccer glasses or goggles can make all the difference between a winning game and a losing one. Whether you're looking to improve your vision on the field, or just want to avoid getting hit in the face by a wayward ball, we've picked out some of our favorite options for soccer glasses and goggles so you can make sure you're seeing everything as clearly as possible on game day!

Goggles

Slam Goggle The real slam! This frame offers comprehensive protection combining both performance and durability. Available for teen and adult fitting.

You can also check out Maxx Series for a variety of colors to match your team or RS-51 if for a low-bridge fit.

Interchangeable

Sports Shift Designed for multi-sport athletes, this frame features an interchangeable temple and goggle attachment in one. 

Frames

Maxx Air Engineered with fast fog recovery to ensure clear vision for maximum vision performance via its 9-point ventilation system. Available in youth and adult sizes.

If you’re looking for the largest available eye size for peak vision performance, check out Challenger

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When you take to the pitch, you want every advantage you can get. You wouldn't step onto the field without properly fitted cleats or secure shin pads, so why would you play without prescription sports glasses?

Our Outfitters are here to help if you're unsure of what prescription sports glasses or goggles to get. Click here to start shopping or chat to our agents from the ‘chat’ icon.

You can also use our easy at-home try on process to test out soccer glasses and goggles from the comfort of your home. Click here to get started building your kit for FREE. Don’t forget – we also offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on your purchase!

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We've got a special offer for you and your little soccer athlete! 

It's back to school, which means it's time for many youngsters to get back on the field, whether it’s soccer or another fall sport. To help them get ready and gear up for another sports season, we're offering 30% OFF your next order of sports glasses and goggles. Just use the code BTS30 at checkout and we'll take care of the rest. Click here to start shopping!


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