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Tried & Tested- Sunwise Sunglasses
by Carly Cummins
April 27, 2012

I must confess that I've never been a fan of wearing sunglasses on the golf course before. I've always found them uncomfortable and awkward to wear, preferring just to stick to a visor to shade my face. But I was sent a pair of sunglasses from award-winning British eyewear brand Sunwise to test out in the cloud-free Portugal skies this week and I was instantly impressed.

Not only were the Sunwise Equinox sunglasses very, very comfortable -the frame is so lightweight you hardly realise you are wearing them, with a special nose pad that adjusts to fit any face shape for a secure fit and soft grippy arms that keep the sunglasses in place when you swing - but the vision benefits were huge. The Equinox model comes with a handy selection of high-tech interchangeable lenses which means that you can adapt the sunglasses to the light conditions of the day. On a bright sunny day like I enjoyed you can choose a lens with a yellow tint that really brings out the greens of the grass, takes the brightness out of the sun and helps you watch the ball in flight with far greater visibility. But if it was dull and cloudy there is a lighter coloured lens that will make the ball brighter - amazing!

I also found that the lenses helped highlight the slopes on the greens and that the ball stood out easier when I was searching in the rough. Oh, and you have the added benefit of the sand not flying back into your eyes when you play a bunker shot into the wind of course!

If you wanted to be really clever you could carry the changeable lenses in the sunglasses case in your golf bag and switch them if the cloud cover changed.

The Equinox is just one of the 11 models in the Sunwise line for 2012, so there literally is a style to suit every eye! Each pair comes with a 1-year guarantee with prices from just £24.99. Check them out at

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