Glasses for football players

Bolle glasses for football players

Football glasses and goggles


Glasses for football players have multiple benefits.  The speed of the ball and close physical contact with other players can make football a risky sport for those that wear glasses. Prescription football glasses and goggles combine eye protection and vision correction, helping to keep yourself and other players safe on the pitch.

We provide prescription football glasses and goggles for adults and children from leading sports eyewear brands Bolle, Inland and NANO.


Key features of prescription football glasses

As specialists in prescription sports eyewear, we can help you to identify your requirements and choose the right eye protection and vision correction.

Here are some unique features of football glasses that you might consider:

Polycarbonate or plexiglass lenses

Impact resistant lenses that are virtually indestructible and are able to sustain the impact of a ball or another player’s finger or limb. 

Sports temples

A specially designed temple (the bit that goes behind your ear) provides extra grip, helping to hold your frames in place.

Sports strap

An elasticated strap (or band) that fits snugly around your head, preventing your frames from slipping and securing the frame in front of your eyes. Sports straps or bands are recommended for by The FA.

Interchangeable temple and strap

Some models, such as the Bolle Baller, offer an interchangeable temple and strap, providing two glasses in one. We would suggest using the temple for football training and the sports strap for matches.

Browse our range of glasses for football players

Who should wear football glasses?

Most football glasses and goggles are suitable for glasses wearers with a prescription of up to +13 / -18 with an opposite cyl (astigmatism) to 4.50.

We also offer football eyewear with non-prescription lenses, suitable for football players who wear contact lenses, or those that require additional protection for medical reasons.

Over the history of the beautiful game, there have been many famous faces wearing football glasses, with Edgar Davids being one of the most well known. He made them part of his look on and off the pitch, famously saying “I wear them because they give me security, even if they are not needed.”

Football glasses for children

Sports glasses designed for children provide maximum comfort and a safe, secure fit when worn for football.

We can provide prescription children’s sports eyewear suitable for all types of sport, including football, from the leading brand NANO Eyewear.

  • Changeable temples – for school and play
  • Unbreakable lenses and frames
  • Patented Siliflex™ silicon material

NANO Eyewear frames are suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children, helping to ensure your little kickers can join in with their favourite activities safely.

We also stock the popular Bolle Swag in children’s sizes.

We’re here to help

If you’re considering purchasing a pair of prescription football glasses or goggles, please visit us to see our full range. 

If you have an up-to-date spectacle prescription then all you need to do is arrange an appointment with one of our expert dispensing opticians and we can take it from there. You can book an appointment online – choose a Spectacle Dispensing Appointment as this will be with the right person and for the right amount of time.

If you need further advice, please call us on 01273 843946.