Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Gear You Need to Buy -- Transitions Lenses
Recently the PGA Tour and Transitions Lenses partnered up for a four year deal to make Transitions the official eyewear of the PGA Tour.
Unlike your regular glasses that probably aren't meant for golf, the Transitions are solid because they actually adapt to the lighting outside, kinda like if we were playing golf in a space movie.
Transitions lenses are clear indoors and at night, while outdoors, they automatically darken as light conditions change. This provides visual comfort and enhances visual quality by reducing glare and enhancing contrast. Whether a game of golf stretches from morning to afternoon, afternoon to evening, or takes place in bright sunshine or overcast conditions, Transitions lenses always block 100 percent of harmful UV rays while providing the right amount of tint. This provides an advantage over regular clear lenses and sunglasses which do not adjust to changing light conditions.
I recently obtained a pair of the Transitions with Oakley frames and wore them out to hit some balls and play a few holes with them. I've never been a huge sunglasses fan on the golf course, but these were actually pretty solid. It didn't really feel like you had sunglasses on but it kept you from squinting and actually helped with a few of the annoying shadows and glares that come in a round of golf.
If you play a lot of golf and ever feel like your eyes struggle as much as your short game, pick up a pair. They're pretty good looking and obviously ahead of the curve technology-wise. Also, cart girls loves dudes in shades.