Spectacles for Sports?

Did you know that 20% of all eye injuries requiring medical attention occur while playing sports? (1)

The good news is, wearing the right protective eyewear can help prevent 90% of all sports-related eye injuries! (2)

At Aphrodite Livanes Eyecare Plus, our experienced optometrists can test your eyes and prescribe sports glasses, lenses, or goggles to help you play with precision and accuracy. Not only will this help keep you safe on the sporting field – it’s also likely to improve your performance!


Why Choose Sports Prescription Glasses


Clear vision is crucial when it comes to playing sports, allowing you to react quickly and make spilt-second decisions. Regular prescription glasses generally won’t cut it as they can slip, fog up, or limit your peripheral vision – and that’s where sports glasses come in!

Sports prescription glasses for adults and kids are crafted for action and adventure. This means they’re more lightweight, comfortable, and durable, with key features designed to suit the specific sport.

For high-risk sports like shooting or archery, or anything with a dense ball, bat or stick, like cricket, football, hockey, basketball, baseball or tennis, protective eyewear is always recommended to avoid injury.

Watersport prescription glasses are designed to provide extra protection and visibility in aquatic environments. Anti-fog sports glasses are a great option, and their lenses may be polarised to reduce glare or have a hydrophobic coating to repel water droplets from obstructing your vision.

Our optometrists will take into account which sport you play, your prescription requirements, and your personal preferences to create a customised solution for you.

Examples of the features we may recommend for your sport prescription glasses include:

  • Adjustable straps to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
  • Wrap-around protection to prevent glare and reflection from the sides.
  • Anti-fog lens coating to minimise fogging in humid or water-based environments.
  • Rubber nose pads to prevent slipping.
  • Advanced lens technologies, such as high-index materials and anti-reflective coatings.
  • 100% UV protection, shielding eyes from harmful sun rays.
  • Impact-resistant lenses and durable frames to protect against accidental injuries.
  • Curved lenses to protect against dirt or wind.

Sports Glasses for Kids


As qualified behavioural optometrists with a special interest in children’s vision, we can work with you to find the sports eyewear best suited to your little athlete.

Wearing sports prescription glasses will allow your child to see the playing field more clearly, without having to deal with annoying spectacles falling down their nose! The special features are designed to optimise vision and enhance comfort, to help them track fast-moving objects, read visual cues, and accurately judge distances. This may all lead to improved performance, and overall, a more engaged, happier participant.

We carry Brisbane’s largest range of children’s frames, and that means lots of fun colours and styles for your child to choose from and express their individuality!

What About Contact Lenses?


If you’re among the 41% of Australians who would prefer to wear contact lenses over glasses while playing sport, we can also assist. (3)

Our optometrists can test your eyes and discuss whether glasses or contacts might be the best solution for you. However, for any high-risk sports in particular, we do recommend protective eyewear, like safety goggles, are used over your contacts.

Don’t let blurry vision hold you back from reaching your full potential. Experience the difference our sports prescription glasses could make in your sporting performance. Call us on 3824 1878 or head online today to book your consultation!





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