Polarized Running Sunglasses
There are two items I never leave without when heading out for a run: my running shoes and sunglasses. Yes, I wear shades in all weather conditions and couldn’t imagine running without them.
Why you need to wear sunglasses
A good pair of sunglasses do more than just keep you from squinting outside. They also protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV radiation increases your risk of dangerous eye problems, like cataracts and macular degeneration.
And we can’t help but mention this other perk: wearing sunglasses on the run also keeps bugs from getting in your eyes.
Picking a pair of shades
Consider the following when shopping for sunglasses:
We know all runners aren’t sold on wearing sunglasses and it’s usually due to one of two reasons –fogging and sliding.
- How do I keep my sunglasses from fogging up? It’s a humid day and you’re trucking along until you need to stop for water or change directions. Then it happens – your sunglasses fog up and you can’t see a thing. There are anti-fog sprays and cloths available said to prevent this, but most have mixed reviews. Lenses fog up when humid, warm air stops circulating behind them. In other words, if you don’t stop moving, your lenses shouldn’t fog. Of course, this isn’t always possible. To clear lenses up, rub them with your moisture-wicking top or put a dollop of water on them and clean with any material. Then immediately start running again.
- How do I keep my sunglasses from sliding down my nose? Invest in a pair of shades that fit snug but not too tight. If most types slip down your nose, look for a model with a traction grip. Don’t be afraid to test out a pair in the store by running for a minute – you need to know if they really work.