Vision Optique

Sports Eyewear in Houston

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Protective Eyewear for When You Really Need It

Different types of sports and activities have different levels of risk. In the US, nearly 30,000 eye injuries treated in emergency rooms are sports-related. However, 90% of all serious eye injuries could be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eyewear.

Regular eyeglasses do not provide proper protection and can, in some cases, make an injury worse if they shatter. One study found that basketball was the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the US, followed by baseball, softball, airsoft rifles, pellet guns, racquetball, and hockey.

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What Protection Do You Need?

Protective sports eyewear should be worn for most sports to prevent eye injuries and vision loss. Eyewear should have shatterproof plastic, often referred to as polycarbonate lenses, to avoid further injury.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends choosing eye protectors that meet the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) guidelines. It is important to be careful and aware when participating in activities or games involving projectiles and sharp objects.

Typically, we are aware of protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays during the summertime when we are spending time outside. However, UV protection is essential in all seasons to protect your eyes from an increased risk of developing eye conditions such as cataracts, growths on the eye, and cancer.

In the summertime, for those that enjoy playing sports or spending time on a body of water, eye protection is crucial. The light reflected off asphalt, water, and sand can be dangerous and increase your risk of damaging your eyes.

Always remember to wear proper UV protection when spending time outdoors, even if it’s overcast.

Additionally, for skiers and snowboarders, the sun’s reflection off the snow and ice can create a risk of developing snow blindness. Snow blindness is a form of photokeratitis and can be compared to a sunburn on the eye. Symptoms are very unpleasant, but wearing proper snow goggles with UV protection can significantly decrease your risk of developing snow blindness.

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Born on the water in 1983, Costa sunglasses are made for those who need water to breathe. Built with 580® color-enhancing polarized lenses, Costa sunglasses enhance your ability to See What’s Out There.

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David Beckham

David Beckham has curated a collection of timeless frames made from the very finest materials. His exacting taste and eye for detail have brought together an exceptional contemporary aesthetic with traditional craftsmanship.

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Maui Jim

Maui Jim is the fastest growing maker of premium polarized sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, and ophthalmic frames in the world! It all began in Lahaina, Hawaii, with a need for sunglasses that could eliminate the harsh Hawaiian glare without distorting the colors of the island scenery. Today, Maui Jim also produces stunning, high-quality ophthalmic frames.

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Oakley invents each new product with a design philosophy called sculptural physics: the discipline of solving problems with science and wrapping them in art. Supported by an infrastructure that includes the latest tools of technology, Oakley engineers and artisans continue to expand the company’s array of product categories.

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Where to Find Us


We are conveniently located at 5158 Buffalo Speedway near the corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westpark Drive, in the Kroger Shopping Center.

Our Address

5158 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005

Contact Information

Phone: 713-838-2020
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

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