Any Midwest golf enthusiast probably understands well how lighting can change quickly while playing tree-lined courses.
I find myself on the fence of bringing sunglasses or not before a lot of rounds. Removing them when over a shot can be a distraction, and that’s exactly what Active Dim Sunglasses aims to solve with their ability to smoothly transition their lenses from light to dark depending on the conditions.
These sunglasses can be a real game changer out on the course.
So how exactly do the lenses work? Photochromic properties in the glass respond to light, automatically darkening the optics when exposed to sunlight.
The lenses are also polarized, providing a nice contrast when looking at objects. Some people feel that polarized lenses make it hard to read the contours of the greens, but I did not find that to be the case at all with these glasses.
The only issue I had with the lenses was the fact that they do not get as dark as some others do. This has to be due to the fact that they can transition between light and dark. This may be an issue on the very brightest of days, but for 95% of your rounds you probably won’t notice or care.
Material / Styling / Fit
The frames are comprised of aluminum and magnesium and feel very solid – I have no concerns with them withstanding the punishment of being kept in my golf bag. There are currently three color options: Black, metal and silver.
Active Dim currently has only one frame type with a style that crosses between sport and casual, in my opinion. I would personally like to see an option for a more casual-style frame, and am told it’s coming soon.
The fit on my head is snug and I’ve had no issues with them moving during my swing or while looking down. There is only one size option, which is typical for most sunglasses. They were a little large on my wife’s head but did fit all the men who tried them on perfectly.
The nose piece is fully adjustable and keeps them comfortably on my face without fogging or accumulating sweat.
Treat your eyes
I can see someone wearing these from the car to the course and everywhere in between. The glasses are comfortable, durable and perform great.
If you’re tired of constantly dealing with the shadows of the course and changing light conditions then these are a perfect solution. With the current price point under $50 with our discount code, they are a great value.