The Colwyn Bay store offers tips on how to make sure you have the right eyewear for exercising, as more people get active during the summer months.

Specsavers has advised customers planning on exercising or playing sport this summer to seek guidance from an optician if they are unsure whether they have the right glasses or contact lenses for their workout.

Make sure you wear the right frames or lenses

Active people who regularly play contact sports, including football and rugby, or who maintain a strict gym routine are welcome to visit the team in Specsavers Colwyn Bay to ensure they have durable frames or right contact lenses.

Damaging normal prescription glasses while playing contact sports can be both inconvenient, as well as possibly causing a serious injury.

Wearing glasses shouldn’t stop you from excercising

Erica Chapman, store director at Specsavers in Colwyn Bay, said: ‘It’s important to remember that just because you wear glasses, it’s doesn’t mean you can’t participate in your favourite sports or visit the gym. However, normal prescription glasses are made for daily wear, better suited to low activity levels.

'Our team can help suggest more durable glasses and the correct frames for sporting activities, reducing the chances that your glasses will break whilst exercising.’

Contact lenses are a convenient alternative for correcting your vision whilst exercising, however anyone taking part in water-based sports such as surfing or kayaking may need additional protection over their lenses to prevent any eye injuries.

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