Badminton Googles & Eyewear
Why it is Important to Wear Badminton Goggles During Play
At first glance, you might not think goggles are necessary for badminton competition, but take a second look before you hit the court. A Canadian study published in the Physician and Sports Medicine Journal found that badminton accounted for 30% to 58% of all racquet sport eye injuries in Canada in a decade. Is it worth not looking cool or feeling a bit encumbered to help prevent weeks of homebound recovery and missing school or work? Or worse yet, is the risk of surgery for diminished vision or the potential for a detached retina worth skipping over the often-forgotten badminton goggles accessory?
Eye protection doesn’t have to be cumbersome and it should complement your style, not detract from it. That’s why Li-Ning offers stylish badminton goggles with the least refraction in vision, best field of vision and best adjustable fit. In 2005, the Ontario Badminton Association legislated the mandatory use of protective eye wear for all juniors. Why? Because temporary blindness is a real concern for players who have been hit in the eye with shuttles and rackets. The need for badminton goggles increases when playing doubles. The closer proximity to the net requires badminton players to have quicker reflexes – which obviously diminish with age or inferior skill level. This is where 70 percent of the eye injuries happen according to the aforementioned study.
The potential for eye injury comes from your playing partner as well. Badminton goggles will protect a player who can’t keep from looking back during play so that he or she doesn’t get hit in the eye with a shuttle coming from their partner. Goggles in badminton also help prevent damage from an errant racket swing. Finally, an added benefit of wearing badminton goggles is that it gives you an element of being fearless. You might attack a little more knowing you have the extra layer of protection. Don’t just wear your Oakley sunglasses on the badminton court, they won’t do the job.
How Li-Ning Badminton Goggles Protect you on the Court
Research recommends the use of polycarbonate plastic glasses while playing badminton – which the Li-Ning Badminton Superstore offers. Badminton goggles aren’t just for beginners anymore. Anybody can lose sight of the shuttle at a given time. Several studies concluded that despite seeing more eye injuries in squash, badminton tend to be more severe and Li-Ning has taken heed.
While many badminton players compete without goggles, some clubs and provinces require players wear badminton goggles before ever stepping onto the court. Li-Ning badminton goggles are manufactured with distortion-free polycarbonate lenses, anti-scratch and anti-fog treated lenses and a stylish lightweight impact resistant frame. Choose from blue, silver, pink or black frames. Because the fit is different for the various sizes and shapes of heads, especially between adults and children, our badminton goggles offer an adjustable elastic strap and soft, non-slip nose pieces for your comfort.
Some of our badminton goggles offer the added benefit of 99.9% UV protection for those competing outdoors. All Li-Ning goggles come with a high-quality eyewear storage/lens cleaning bag.