If you are as obsessed (or is that sad?) as we are, you won't be able to help yourself sunglass spotting when watching cricket on TV. If you do, you will see the vast majority of players wearing wraparound shields. With good reason, they keep the eyes fully protected, whilst also providing an uninterrupted field of vision – perfect for tracking the ball in flight.
Becoming increasingly popular, and worn by England's last two captains no less. They minimise weight, so they are good option for prolonged periods in the field.
Rarely seen on the cricket pitch until recently. If this is the route you are going to take, make sure the lens is deep enough and the frame wrapped enough. This will help to ensure you only see lens and you don't get blinkered by an intrusive frame.
Frame & Lenses
PRESCRIPTIONDirectly glazed sunglasses minimise weight, and maximise field of view. When coupled with interchangeable lenses, inserts maximise flexibility so you can match the light conditions. We would not recommend varifocals for cricket, as the full lens area is required - so no reading the paper during quiet periods in the field!
Below you can take a look at the effect of different lens colours for cricket.
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Evolution of a classic Oakley design.
Deep shield lens for maximized eye coverage.
Available with contrast-boosting Prizm shield lenses.
Quick-change shield lens for optimal eye coverage.
Extreme wrap-around design.
Features Smith's Pivlock lens replacement mechanism.
Available with bonus lenses for changing light.
Oakley's flagship halfrim sport frame.
Includes a removable Sweat Blocker as standard.
Extremely lightweight with aerodynamic frame and lens vents.
Available with light-adjusting photochromic lenses.