The Best Prescription Golf Glasses 2020

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 “The glasses for golf are exceptional, whilst putting firstly I can see more of the borrows and breaks, also whilst looking down over the shot the glasses don’t cause an issue whereas before I had to take glasses off to putt. 

I’ve noticed a huge difference with viewing the ball in the distance; I used to lose the flight of the ball as it was landing. All round vision is exceptional and the lens not too dark either. Definitely a good buy.” 

– Daniel Clark, Senior Pro at Ashton & Lea Golf Club

Vision is crucial to golf more than almost any other sport. Every shot you play is reliant on your ability to judge the distance and the angle to the pin, to spot the rough before you end up in it, and of course read the undulations on the green.

For glasses wearers, conventional eyewear may sharpen their sight, but usually restricts peripheral vision and distorts how they see the ball at their feet. That’s why we partner with Nike Vision to bring you the very best prescription golf glasses available in the UK. 

Specialised golf eyewear can improve every aspect of your vision around the course, leaving you to play your best ever game. Here are 5 benefits to our golf glasses:

Improved contrast

The view of a golfer is predominantly saturated with green and blue. The purple lens colour of golf lenses filters out excess blue and green so other colours, such as the white ball or a red flag, stand out in high-definition. This makes it easier to judge distances and track the ball. But it gives you another advantage: because you can discern more details on a green surface, the undulations of the green when putting are far more obvious.

Glare reduction

Glare is the enemy of good vision. When playing into the sun, particularly in winter when it’s low, it can be almost impossible to see clearly. That’s why golf lenses also darken when exposed to bright light. They automatically adjust to the lighting conditions, which is useful as weather can change a lot during a round of golf.

Without golf eyewear


With golf eyewear

Maximum peripheral vision

Peripheral vision is crucial for golfers. When in stance ready to play a shot, you glance to the side to decide where to put the ball before you actually swing. Ordinary eyewear restricts vision is this area quite a bit. Our golf glasses not only have wraparound frames, but the lenses are designed to deliver ultra-clear peripheral vision, something ordinary lenses aren’t capable of. 

Perfect focus when looking down at the ball

This is quite a problem for those who wear bifocal or varifocal lenses. Usually with these kinds of glasses, the lower part of the lens is set for reading distance, so when you try to look down they just don’t focus properly on the floor. You then have to adjust your head (probably subconsciously) which affects your entire posture. This reduces the quality of your swing significantly. Golf eyewear is customised to allow perfect focussing on the ball at your feet and still allow you to read clearly.

UV Protection

Most people under-appreciate the damage that UV does to our eyes. Anytime we’re outside, we are exposed to UV light, which is a major contributor to cataracts, macular degeneration, and skin cancer particularly around the eyes. Naturally, a golfer is more exposed to UV than the average person. Golf glasses have the added benefit of protecting you from 100% of UV light, to help preserve the health of your eyes.

“In the very short period of time I have been wearing my Golf Glasses to play golf, I cannot recommend them highly enough…

Firstly for the greatly improved contrast ratio, especially when using a driver off the Tee, making it much easier to follow the ball into the distance, as the ball is far more visible against the background.

Secondly and more importantly for myself, there’s a big improvement in my putting accuracy, resulting from the fact that there is now no distortion to the alignment of putter face to hole, which there is with normal varifocal lenses. This is saving me at least one stroke per hole.” 

– Henry Marro

Golfers invest a lot in their equipment, but too many golfers don’t consider the importance of their vision, and the difference specialised eyewear can make. If you want to discuss how to improve your game by improving your vision, tweet me @specfactory, email me via or call us on 01772 312213.

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Spectacle Factory i can say are the best supplier of quality glasses i have used to date. The range and quality of frames are second to none. I bought 4 pairs it was that good. I feel i should give a special mention to the lady on the fitting and choosing of the frames. Emma was very helpful and clearly loved her job. She made the whole process enjoyable and i now actually enjoy wearing glasses rather than hide the fact. thanks Emma and team

- philip


The Spectacle Factory was recommended to me by a friend and my experience from my initial eye test to taking delivery of my new glasses was first class throughout. The attention I received from James during my eye examination was both extremely thorough and professional. He worked patiently and diligently to fine tune my prescription. Robert's involvement in choosing my new frames and lenses was brilliant. At no time did I feel under pressure into making quick decisions regarding the choices made available to me. His expert knowledge and enthusiasm was very reassuring at all times. Having experienced several years of eye discomfort, I am now overjoyed with the difference that the team at The Spectacle Factory have made to my vision. Many Thanks.

- Mr Michael Mortimer


I brought my daughters in recently for their first eye tests and I was so impressed with how patient and thorough all the staff were with us. Trying to get a four year old to sit still enough for the scans was very difficult but Ben tried his best and didn’t seem to let it phase him. Claire was wonderful during the eye test itself, employing my 6 year old to be her assistant and making it fun for them both. Not being a glasses wearer myself, I was quite overwhelmed when I was told my 6 year old needed glasses, but Robert helped me to understand what her prescription meant and made sure that her beautiful new glasses fit her just right! Thank you so much to everyone at SF!

- Emma Venn


Picked my Reykjavik Eyes glasses up Thursday . Robert and his team are outstanding . I am a nervous customer due to bad experiences when I was young . They made the whole experience special and made me at ease throughout both visits . Robert is brilliant regarding frames to suit you no pressure just brilliant support and help . I would wholeheartedly recommend The Spectacle Factory to everyone. Thanks a million everyone.

- Alison Wood


Five stars without any hesitation. I immediately felt at ease and the atmosphere was very welcoming. The service was prompt and efficient. I felt the examination was very thorough and any questions I had were clearly answered. When it came to choosing my frames and what my prescription involved the options available to me were fully outlined. I didn’t feel under any pressure and I felt in charge of the transaction. From entering to leaving it was a lovely experience. I was a little hesitant in the current situation, but my fears were soon allayed as every precaution was taken to minimise the risks. Superior to any high street optician. Excellent all round! EH

- Elizabeth Horsfield


Living some 300 miles from The Spectacle Factory visiting was not an option for me, however, after checking all the reviews I decided not only to buy my J.F. Rey frames (seen on an online video by Robert) but also have my Zeiss smart life progressive lenses made by them. I had no worries. After taking advice from Robert the measurements required for the lenses were done locally at a nominal cost. I am now the proud owner of a pair of handmade 'wow' glasses and a very happy new customer. Use them with confidence. The customer service is truely outstanding.

- Alan Astin


Well they you pay for what you get. It’s definitely true of The Spectacle Factory. There customer service is the best I have experienced anywhere. I was not rushed with any decision and I was made to feel like I was there most important customer. What I paid was an eye watering amount but I got smartlife ziess lenses and frames that are very comfortable. I now also have very clear vision when reading. I thought it was not clear due to lighting in modern offices and homes. Wrong it was bad lenses and persecution not being quite right. Thank you for sorting it all out at the first attempt.

- Heath Christy


ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT I have been using the Spectacle Factory for a long time, but the latest visit was the best BY FAR..... I desperately needed an eye test, and was fitted in quickly. James, the optician, was excellent , as usual. 4 members of staff were outstanding in the service I received. Robert, Ben and Emma were absolutely perfect.....and Ruth, the manager was excellent, as she always is. The best visit by far...I cannot rate this place higher !!!

- K Rhys


Welcomed by and dealt with Robert during the whole process of choosing through to final fitting. Great service, great range of glasses, really helpful and informative. I would highly recommend

- Jenny T


After reading all the positive reviews I decided that a 40 minute drive would be worth it to try and get a new prescription and frames- I wear my glasses all day so need to get this right. I was so impressed with everyone’s desire to be helpful and make sure I was happy at every part of my visit. I wasn’t the quickest at choosing new frames but never felt rushed by Robert. He listened and gave helpful advice as we worked through choosing the frames and lenses I needed. They have a huge range of frames which meant I ended up with a pair I was really happy with. I actually chose a pair of prescription sunglasses as well, which I have been meaning to do for years. I loved the combination of cutting edge technology and personalised service. It’s so nice to see a team that places such a priority on customer satisfaction - they certainly deserve 5 stars.

- S McReynolds


Fantastic service! I attended the spectacle factory over a year ago for an eye test. They were amazing, and so patient with me! My Polaroid frame broke recently, so in desperate need called the spectacle factory to order a replacement frame. They were so efficient and helpful. Also my frames were covered under warranty and I didn’t have to pay a penny. AMAZING. Couldn’t recommend them anymore!

- Rebecca F


Friendly service, thanks to Robert who took the time and care to ensure that I was happy with my new glasses. I would definitely recommend.

- Paul Wellman


Visited the Spectacle Factory a couple of weeks ago for the first time. James did my eye test and was very thorough and informative. Chose a pair of glasses afterwards with the help of another member of staff. Great customer service. I have always gone to high street opticians before and never sure what glasses suit me. I was allowed to take my time and offered helpful advice. Love my new glasses which I picked up with the week. I will be returning to the Spectacle factory in the future. Far superior in terms of quality and customer service compared to other opticians I have been too.

- J B


My wife and I both have great glasses (and sunglasses) from The Spectacle Factory. Right from our very first visit we have been very impressed with the highest level of care and attention to detail, both with eye tests and the choice of lenses and frames. They seem to have a flair for helping you to choose the right glasses. Once your order is ready, nothing is too much trouble to ensure that the fit and the suitability of your glasses is perfect for your needs and that you are completely happy. Their ongoing service is second to none. We can highly recommend The Spectacle Factory..

- Geoff Gosling


Came in today for help with some frames, repaired no questions asked, there and then on the spot Brilliant service

- Alex


All the staff are so helpful and switched on to all your requirements I would recommend them all day what a good experience

- Roy gardiner


The Spectacle Factory offer me the kind of customer service and ability to customise my choice of spectacles that just is simply not available on the High Street. From Initial contact, to delivery of the finished product, you are treated like a loyal friend. Nothing is too much trouble. Unbiased advise, on choosing the correct spectacles for your particular application. A vast range of frames from the very cheapest to the latest designer frames. I choose the Spectacle Factory, because they can provide me with, customised glasses, to align with my particular needs and requirements. Most high street opticians have a 'one size fits all' attitude. The Spectacle Factory does not subscribe to this theory and treats every client as an individual. Their eye sight is very comprehensive and is 50% longer than the industry standard. If you value your eyesight, and want the very best care, this is the place to visit.

- Paul van de Rooy


Rob and the team were excellent help with the professionalism and advise . I will become a faithful member of the spectacle factory!! Thanks again team

- Dan Amin



- James


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- Thomas Sayer


Highly recommend The Spectacle Factory - excellent service will definitely be using again.

- Hattie

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