Tennis eyewear and sunglasses

Sunglasses for tennis players

Glasses and sunglasses for tennis players

Prescription tennis glasses and sunglasses can ensure that you can play with corrected vision, whilst also reducing the risk of eye injury from the tennis ball. 

However, feedback from our customers on prescription sports glasses for tennis has been mixed, therefore we suggest looking at prescription sunglasses designed for sport, or disposable contact lenses.

Prescription sunglasses for tennis

Prescription sunglasses can reduce glare in strong sunlight and provide protection from UV rays whilst playing tennis outdoors. We stock a large range of tinted and photochromic sunglasses suitable for tennis players who prefer these, many of which are available with prescription lenses.

Sports sunglasses are designed to fit snugly and accommodate a wide range of movements, so you don’t feel like they will slip or fall off on court.

Here are some other unique features of sports sunglasses:

Plexiglass lenses

Plexiglass or polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant lenses that are virtually indestructible and are able to sustain the impact of a tennis ball or racquet.

Sports temples

A specially designed temple (the bit that goes behind your ear) provides extra grip, helping to hold your frames in place. Some sports sunglasses feature an interchangeable temple and strap, providing two sunglasses in one.

Contact lenses for tennis players

We recommend that serious tennis players who are unable to play without vision correction consider being fitted with contact lenses, even if only for when they are playing tennis.

Daily disposable contact lenses are extremely popular and ideal to wear on court.

We provide specialist lens fitting and supply a range of the latest and most comfortable contact lenses available. 

Read more about our contact lens services here.

Eye protection for tennis players

In circumstances where eye protection is required for tennis, we can provide protective sports glasses for spectacle wearers with a prescription of up to +13 / -18 and an opposite cyl (astigmatism) to 4.50.

Tennis glasses for children

Sports eyewear specifically designed for children provide maximum comfort and a safe, secure fit when worn for playing tennis.

We provide prescription children’s sports eyewear suitable for all types of sport, including tennis, 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 mini racquet swingers can join in with their favourite sport.

We’re here to help

If you’re considering purchasing a pair of prescription tennis glasses or sunglasses, or wish to consider wearing contact lenses for playing tennis, please visit us. 

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.

Our Vision Care members receive 10% off all sports eyewear.

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