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Performance and Sports Eyewear

The increasing popularity of activities like mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, skiing, and windsurfing has created an industry for glasses & sunglasses that have been specifically designed to optimize athletic performance. They are exceptionally light, comfortable and able to withstand extreme conditions, all while staying in place and providing sharp and glare-free vision.

Sports & Performance Lenses

A key aspect of effective sports eyewear is optical quality and visual enhancement. Sports and performance lenses are available in a wide variety of tints to modify light and enhance contrast. This allows you to see certain objects (a tennis ball, for example) with greater clarity to shorten reaction time.

Polycarbonate lenses are the lens of choice for most sport sunglasses because they are lightweight and extremely impact-resistant.

Polarized lenses decrease glare by blocking incoming light that has been reflected from flat surfaces like water or snow. There is, however, some debate about the advisability of polarized lenses for sports like mogul skiing, since seeing reflected sunlight may help to visualize contours & icy patches.


Sports & performance frames are made from lightweight and durable materials such as polyamide, which maintains its shape under stress. Styles are aerodynamic with sleek lines, and the no-slip temple grips and nose pads help keep eyewear in place despite perspiration.

What’s your sport?


Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

For Squamish patients, please call 604-892-5055 during our regular business hours to consult.
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**Please note – we will continue to be available for your glasses, contacts, eye drops, ocular supplements and any other product or prescription needs. Please call and we can arrange to have these shipped directly to your door at no charge.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson