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Why don’t top tennis players wear sunglasses?

For some sports like fishing, shooting, cycling and skiing, sports style sunglasses/eyewear have always been worn and in other sports like cricket, golf, athletics and running, more and more professional and amateur participants are now wearing them.
But why don’t professional tennis players wear sunglasses? The main reason is that most tennis stadiums are relatively small, enclosed and with restricted air movement meaning the atmosphere can typically be humid. In such conditions close fitting sports sunglasses can mist up and may not stay in place when players heavily perspire. But for recreational/club tennis players, typically playing on outdoor courts, sunglasses can be a real advantage. Low sun can be a major nuisance interfering with vision – caps will help but sunglasses even more so. And on hard courts sunlight reflecting off the surface can cause glare – polarised lenses will eliminate that glare.
Brown lenses are especially good because not only will they cope with strong sunlight but they add contrast – everything will appear a little sharper helping with definition. Blue lenses are also useful as they can “highlight” a yellow ball.
The single most important reason why tennis players should wear sunglasses is that UV rays from sunlight can damage the retina and the lens of the eye. Good quality sunglasses will eliminate this solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in particular the more-damaging UVB radiation. Wearing sunglasses helps maintain long-term eye health by screening out UVR. Without this protection, long term exposure to UV rays can lead to cancer of the eyelids, cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Wearing sunglasses also means you don’t squint in direct sunlight and squinting can increase the wrinkles around your eyes and it’s no surprise that when you look at many of the older, retired top tennis players (that never wore sunglasses) they often have heavily lined eyes.
Sunglasses For Sport sell a wide selection of sunglasses suitable for tennis with prices starting at just £14.95 including free UK delivery.