We often get asked why buy from A Sight for Sport Eyes rather than our local optical shop? Below is a transcript of a chat we had with a customer recently. Your local optical shop is a great place to get your regular glasses. That is what they specialize in. However, we at A Sight for Sport Eyes specialize only in sports eyewear. We don't carry regular eyeglasses because we know that is not what we specialize in. With local customers, we direct them to a doctors office down the street for that. This is why your local doctor's office shouldn't try to sell you sports eyewear unless they specialize in it and know enough to properly direct their patients to the right eyewear. Here's the chat:
shannen: Hi, How can I help you today?
Visitor: My son just got the Rec-Specs Torque goggles. They keep steaming up. He was wearing them at basketball practice. How good is the fog clear?
shannen: That is not a good style for basketball because of the foam. The foam is designed for high wind sports like motorcycle riding to help keep the wind out. For something like basketball, you need the airflow to keep them defogged. The fog cleaner may work but fogging is an individual issue so it depends on the person
Visitor: Of course the eye place we went recommended these. I did see on your site that they are recommended for mototcycle riding. What would be your recommendation for a 10 year old for basketball and soccer?
shannen: That is really bad to hear. The Torque doesn't meet any of the safety standards for basketball so you also run the risk of getting injured wearing those. I think that is very poor practice to recommend something that isn't safe to wear. The best sports safety rated style for airflow is not the most attractive style. It is called the Hilco Zoom. The next best would be the Rec-Specs Helmet Specs 3 or the Velocity.
Visitor: Can I order something like this on your site if I have the perscription? About how much would that run and can we get them that they tint in the sun?
shannen: Yes. If you want a transitions lens (changes color) they would start at about $248 depending on the style you select.
shannen: I can give you links to the ones I recommended if you need that.
Visitor: Thank you. I will have to see if there is a moneycack guarantee and see what we can do. Thank you for your help.