Sundog Laser Eyewear

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Andy Roberts
Sun, 9 Mar 2014

Sundog Laser Eyewear

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PRICE: £69.99 YEAR: from 2014

The sun has finally come to the fore for many parts of the UK, so what better time for Sundog Eyewear to send us their latest pair of golfing shades.

Sundog Eyewear, the innovative high-tech sunglasses manufacturer, has expanded its range of Mela-Lens glasses to more than 20 models to offer improved vision and reduced eye fatigue for performance-seeking golfers.

The Mela-Lens technology incorporates synthesized melanin to filter out 98% of ‘Blue’ light, which creates veiled glare in the eye, as well as fatigue.

The lens also provides golfers with complete protection from Ultraviolet A, B, and C light to help avoid long-term damage to their eyes.

Sundog – who is celebrating its 30-year anniversary – is currently the brand of choice for several high-profile Tour stars, who wear Mela-Lens glasses to help improve performance. The Tour line-up includes Paula Creamer – who has her own Sundog collection headlined by the Freestyle and Bravo models. 

I tested out a pair of Sundog Laser glasses during several rounds in Turkey last week and was thoroughly impressed with what they had to offer.

Okay, I know what you're thinking, they're a pair of shades, they sit on your face and that's all there is to say about it, young Andrew. Well yes, but at the same time, I've never worn a pair of shades that sit so well on the face during the swing.

Then again that's hardly surprising as these glasses are purpose-built for golf.

Too many times I play golf with shades on - usually a pair of fake Oakleys that I spent €10 on, glasses which are more suited to the beach than the course - and they wobble around over the bridge of my nose during the swing. It's a little off-putting to say the least.

Sundog Laser glasses, however, feature a stylish and lightweight MaxFlex Rilsan frame with open-bottom lenses for both performance and comfort. The nose bridge has Megol pads with co-injected temple tips to prevent slippage and increase comfort.

As for reading greens, which is often many people's reasons for not wearing sunglasses out on the course, the Laser is far removed from those thoughts as the high-performance Mela Lens technology works its magic.

The lens, which is high contrast and designed solely for golf, allows you to differentiate between the undulations of the green, but also the greens and browns on the putting surface. Striking pure putts in the sun couldn't be more simple. Putting from outside of 30-feet - an area of putting I usually find tricky to gauge pace when wearing shades - felt just as similar as putting with no glasses on. My vision was crystal clear and distortion-free throughout, but at the same time, I was protected from squinting at the cup and ball in the sun.

Sundog glasses cost £69.99 and come with a complimentary pouch. For more information about Mela-Lens technology and other Sundog Eyewear glasses, visit www.brandfusionltd.co.uk

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