Bryce Harper covers his bases with both eyeblack and sunglasses
Ever finish up a mid-day game or a doubleheader to find that you came down with a case of itchy, burning eyeballs?
It means your eyes got sunburned.
It’s true. You can get sunburn on your eyes, and if you spend a moderate amount of time outside in the sun (say, playing baseball) your eyes are susceptible to sun damage. While sunburn goes away, repeated sun damage can cause permanent problems. It can cause retinal damage, cataracts and even blindness.
That means there’s no reason not to protect your eyes, especially when you’re out between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the most direct.
When looking for sunglasses, it’s important to get a pair of shades with 99-100% UV protection. Anything less will actually make it worse — the curve on the lens will intensify the sun’s UV rays going into your eyes.
Every pair of glasses we carry was chosen because they are fitted and designed for athletic wear, so you can be confident they won’t interfere with your play.