Sunglasses ensure players tee off to perfection

With the world’s most prestigious golf tournament, The British Open, teeing off at Royal Birkdale tomorrow (July 20), the golfers taking part will hope their sunglasses give them the edge when competing for the famous Claret Jug.

Golfers wear sunglasses not only to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays but also to sharpen their field of vision and reduce eyestrain, allowing them play at their best in comfort.

That’s why BBR Optometry is delighted to offer Maui Jim sunglasses as worn by the US golfer Matt Kuchar who will be playing in his 13th Open Championships and hopes it will prove lucky for him.

Matt says he likes Maui lenses because the light palm green colour is good for sunny or dark days and it increases his view of the variations in the greens and fairways. 

Daniel Read, practice manager at BBR Optometry, says: “Golfers are the sportsmen and women who spend some of the longest days out on the course so as well as sunscreen and suitable clothing, sunglasses will always be an integral part of their kit.

“But the fact we offer lenses from specialists such as Bolle, who are sponsors of golf’s Ryder Cup until 2018, Serengeti and Maui Jim, really means they can help with vision out on the fairways as well.

“So for any keen golfers, or those inspired by the 146th Open to take up the sport, please don’t forget those sunglasses which will not only offer ultimate protection but could even see you improve that handicap as well,” he added.

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