Best Visors and Eye Shields

By on September 8, 2015 in Best Football Gloves

We look at ten of the best eye visors and eyeshields to complete your football uniform.

EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor (Smoke Tinted)
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Unique Sports Clear View Football Helmet Eye Shield.
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Under Armour Football Visor Gray with Mirror.
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EliteTek Visor/Eye-Shield - (Gold and White)
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Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield
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Under Armour Youth Football Visor
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Under Armour Football Visor Clear
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Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor (Light Tint)
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Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield
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Oakley Football Eyeshield.
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Pros
  • The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor has universally fitting attachments for all helmets
  • The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor has anti-fog properties
  • This eye visor is scratch resistant
  • Its anti-scratch coating helps reduce glare and blue light from both the sun and stadium lights
  • The material that the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is made out of is also impact-resistant and shutter-proof
Cons
  • Since the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is tinted, you may need to check with your league to see if tinted visors are accepted
Summary
Number one on our list of the best football eye shields and visors is the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor. The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor has universally fitting attachments for all helmets meaning that you will be able to use it on whatever brand of helmets you have. The attachments are also made in such away that it is able to fit on both adult and youth helmets so that even your young champions are able to use it. The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor comes with anti-fog properties so that you are able to play in whatever weather conditions may be. This eye visor is scratch resistant made possible through the use of an anti-scratch coating. Despite the fact that there is an extra coating on the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor, this does not in any way reduce clarity. In fact, it does the opposite. This anti-scratch coating helps reduce glare and blue light from both the sun and stadium lights. The end result of this is visors that are clear and protective at the same time. One of the most acclaimed features of the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is its tint. EliteTex places the tint at about 30%. This makes the visor both clear and protective from UV and sun rays. The material that the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is made out of is also impact-resistant and shutter-proof. This is of particular importance to those who play positions where they have to keep hitting other players. The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor will not shatter in your face thereby increasing its safety points. Due to the fact that the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is tinted, you may need to check with your league to see if tinted visors are accepted. Please note that rules may differ from league to league and from location to location so check with all relevant bodies.
Price10
Visibility9.5
Strength9.5
Difficulty of Shattering9.5
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Pros
  • It has been reported to increase your field of view of a player
  • The lens of the Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is scratch-resistant and has anti-fog properties.
  • The wrapped lens reportedly reduces blind spots
  • It reduces glare from the sun as well as from stadium lights
  • The attachments provided should ensure that you are able to attach it rather easily on any helmet
Cons
  • Its lack of tint may be a deterrent to a number of people
Summary
The Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is a 3mm football visor that is both clear, sturdy and looks great. It is made out of a polycarbonate lens meaning that it is not only amazingly clear, it has also been reported to increase your field of view of a player. The lens of the Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is scratch-resistant and has anti-fog properties. If you play in positions where you have to haggle, dive and tussle, the Unique Sports Football Eye Shield should hold on really well for you. The polycarbonate that this eye visor is made out of also ensures that it does not shatter upon impact and therefore can last whole seasons. The wrapped lens that this eye visor is made out of also reportedly reduces blind spots and therefore should help improve your game. Another advantage of having a wrapped polycarbonate lens is that it can help reduce glare from the sun as well as from stadium lights. The wrapped lens also helps eliminate UV and blue light from reaching your face. The wrapped lens fits precisely on a lot of helmets and the attachments provided should ensure that you are able to attach it rather easily on any helmet. The polycarbonate is distortion-free so it will not bend or take any weird shapes during play. The Unique Sports Football Eye Shield has been approved for both high school and college games. All you have to do is ensure that you have the visor fitted the right way so that it does not cause injury as it would should it come off its attachments during play. The Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is also made to fit both adult and youth helmets so your young champions should not have a problem playing wearing this eye visor.
Price9.5
Visibility9
Strength9
Difficulty of Shattering9
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Pros
  • It is made out of lightweight polycarbonate
  • This Under Armour Football Visor has an easy clip-on universal system that allows for its easy installation and removal from almost all helmets
  • Its grey tint offers protection from harsh sunlight or stadium lights
  • It is also fog- and scratch-resistant helping maintain visibility even in the worst weather conditions
Cons
  • Not sure if has been certified for high school players
Summary
This Under Armour Football Visor is at number 3 of our best football visors and for good reasons. One of these reasons is the fact that it is made out of lightweight polycarbonate. This material is both strong and light meaning that it is going to give you the protection that you need without adding on too much to the weight of your helmet. Apart from that, this Under Armour Football Visor has an easy clip-on universal system that allows for its easy installation and removal from almost all helmets. Therefore, regardless of the size of your helmet, you ought to find this visor pretty easy to use. Moving on, you will find that this Under Armour Football Visor has a grey tint that is at about 30-50% tint. This is for your protection from harsh sunlight or stadium lights. The one thing that truly stands out about this Under Armour Football Visor is that despite the fact that this tint is a bit on the darker side, you will still be able to see and play perfectly. The polycarbonate material that we have mentioned above is also shatter proof. You can expect it to hold its own even under intense matches. It is also fog- and scratch-resistant helping maintain visibility even in the worst weather conditions. This Under Armour Football Visor is made in such a way that it is able to increase your fieled of view while allowing you to remain focused on what is in front of you. This Under Armour Football Visor comes with tab logo stickers that are of different colors. On these stickers, you can put on some stickers that match your team colors and jersey numbers for a truly customized visor.
Price9
Visibility9.5
Strength9
Difficulty of Shattering8.5
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Pros
  • This visor does not have any tint and therefore offers amazing visibility
  • The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is approved by all CIF/High School and college as well as youth leagues
  • The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is a one size fits all kind of visor
  • Its two-clip system allows it to be attached and removed fairly easily
  • The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield has both anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings
  • The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is also shatter-proof
  • The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield blocks harmful UV and Blue lights
Cons
  • Depending on the store you get it, some people thought this visor is a bit on the expensive side
Summary
Elitek makes it onto this list a second time with their white and gold EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield. This visor does not have any tint meaning that it is going to give you some of the best visibility you will find among all the visors that are included on this list. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is approved by all CIF/High School and college as well as youth leagues meaning that you can use it with confidence on the field. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is a one size fits all kind of visor. It is universal meaning that it will fit on helmets of all sizes, both adult and youth sizes. Its two-clip system allows it to be attached and removed fairly easily. There is going to be no fumbling with this visor which is a great thing. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield has both anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings applied to it. There ensure that first of all your view is not obstructed by either scratches, which affect the way the visor deal with glares, or fog which can be annoying to keep wiping off. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is also shatter-proof meaning that it is not only absolutely durable but that it will also help improve your safety on the field. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is made to block harmful UV and Blue lights. This helps to not only reduce annoying glare but to also control the intensity of the light reaching your eyes. One other thing to mention is that EliTek lets you customize your visor on their website. This allows you to add logos and any other branding for a truly customized visor.
Price9
Visibility9
Strength8.5
Difficulty of Shattering8.5
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Pros
  • This eye shield is one of the most durable one on this list
  • This visor is absolutely shutter-proof because it is made out of high-impact polycarbonate
  • This eye shields is very light and therefore easy to keep on
  • This eye shield is totally scratch resistant
  • Does a pretty decent job of keeping the glare of the sun out of your eyes and helps reduce the intensity of stadium lights
Cons
  • This visor is made to fit Schutt helmets so we are not sure if it fits onto helmets from other companies
Summary
Although this list is absolutely not based on the way a visor looks, you have to give props to the Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield for the way it looks. It makes you to just want to pick it up and use it on your helmet. This eye shield is one of the most durable one on this list. This is because it is made out of high-impact polycarbonate that is injection molded. In short, this visor is absolutely shutter-proof. This is something that you ought to be looking at seriously when getting a visor as your safety on the field is paramount. This visor is also very light meaning that you should not feel any strain on your helmet when using it. Although the Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield has a pretty small tint of about 5%, its clarity is unparalleled. This clarity should stay the same as this eye visor is totally scratch resistant. The Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield also does a really good job of keeping the glare of the sun out of your eyes and helps reduce the intensity of stadium lights. This visor is made to fit all Schutt helmets so we are not sure if it fits onto helmets from other companies. Regardless, if you have a Schutt helmet, you will find that it fits both adult and youth helmets. Apart from that , the Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield is customizable with tab stickers that come in up to 8 colors. This will allow you to make this helmet truly yours.
Price9
Visibility8.5
Strength8
Difficulty of Shattering8
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Pros
  • This visor is made out of clear lens and therefore offers amazing visibility
  • The polycarbonate that this visor is made out of ensures that it is strong, durable and shutter-proof
  • The scratch-resistant and and anti-fog coatings protect the visor from the elements
  • The polycarbonate that the Under Armour Youth Football Visor is made out makes it lighter than most other eye visors
  • It also leaves a lot of breathing room inside your helmet even if your helmet is a tight fit.
Cons
  • Anyone who wears an adult helmet will not be able to get this visor for their helmets as this is a youth visor
Summary
The Under Armour Youth Football Visor is made specifically for the youth as you may have gotten from the name. This means that anyone who wears an adult helmet will not be able to get this visor for their helmets. This visor is made out of clear lens material that ensures that you do not only have a clear look but that the visor looks absolutely gorgeous. Apart from that, the polycarbonate that this visor is made out of ensures that it is strong, durable and shutter-proof, all the qualities that you ought to be looking for in a really good football visor. The casting process that these visors undergo ensure that they are 100% resistant to cracking which as we have just seen above enhances the safety of the Under Armour Youth Football Visor, The scratch-resistant and and anti-fog coatings on the surface of the Under Armour Youth Football Visor ensure that it is not only durable but that it enhances your performance bu ensuring stallar visibility all round. The polycarbonate that the Under Armour Youth Football Visor is made out of is 10% lighter than most other material that is used to manufacture other eye visors. This means that it will not increase the weight of your helmet in any way. The Under Armour Youth Football Visor is also pretty balanced so there will not be any weight imbalances on the helmet when worn. The clips that are included on the Under Armour Youth Football Visor also ensure that the Under Armour Youth Football Visor is easy to attach and remove. It also leaves a lot of breathing room inside your helmet even if your helmet is a tight fit.
Price8.5
Visibility8
Strength8
Difficulty of Shattering8
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Pros
  • The Under Armour Football Visor Clear is a clear, light-weight visor
  • Helps in reducing the glare of the sun as well as that of stadium lights
  • The anti-scratch and anti-for coatings that are added to the surface of this visor ensure that you have a clear view of the field
Cons
  • Does not offer protection from UV rays and Blue Lights
Summary
A second Under Armour Visor to make it to the list, the Under Armour Football Visor Clear is a clear, light-weight visor that should go a long way to help with your game. The first way that it does this is though reducing the glare of the sun as well as that of stadium lights. This ensures that you are able to play no matter how bright it is. The Under Armour Football Visor Clear is also made out of lens material meaning that it is able to increase and improve your field of view. The Under Armour Football Visor Clear is also as tough as you need it to be thanks to the ArmourSight technology from Under Armour. Although this technology ensures that this visor is durable and tough, it does not produce visors that are heavy. In fact, the Under Armour Football Visor Clear is so light, you will hardly notice any difference when wearing it. The anti-scratch and anti-for coatings that are added to the surface of this visor ensure that you have a clear view of the field regardless of the weather. Despite the fact that this visor is clear, it does a wonderful job of protecting you from harmful UV rays of the sun as well as blue lights of the stadium. It also does well to reduce the intensity of the light reaching your eyes for better, concentrated play. If you are looking for a visor that will match with your outfit or uniform, this is it. It comes with tab logo stickers which are in various colors and have different numbers on them. This allows you to customize your visor to match the outfit of your team as well as your jersey number.
Price8
Visibility8.5
Strength7
Difficulty of Shattering7
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Pros
  • It comes with 50% tint that is able to protect you from the glare of the sun as well as the glare from the lights of the stadium
  • It going to fit almost all helmets that you decide to use it with
  • It is also made from polycarbonate which gives it all the strength that it needs to protect you on the field without adding any excess weight to your helmet
  • This eve visor is also shatter-proof d
  • The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor has the anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating
  • The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is also able to protect you from UV and Blue lights
Cons
  • Some buyers are of the opinion that it does not leave enough breathing room inside the helmet when worn
Summary
This Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is considered to be the smaller brother of the smoke tinted Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor that we have featured above. The major difference between the two is that the light tint option comes at about 30% tint while the smoke tint one comes at about 50% tint. The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is meant to give you the benefit of the tint without looking overly done. Just like its big brother, this tint is able to protect you from the glare of the sun as well as the glare from the lights of the stadium. Apart from that, is is also a universal helmet fit. This means that it is going to fit almost all helmets that you decide to use it with. It is also made from polycarbonate which gives it all the strength that it needs to protect you on the field without adding any excess weight to your helmet. The polycarbonate from which this helmet is made out of is also shatter-proof so there is no chance of it shattering, breaking or cracking when on the field. That said, the polycarbonate material can bend pretty easily but not so much that it becomes dangerous to you. The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor has the anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating that has now become synonymous with Elitek visors. Apart from blocking the glare of the sun s well as that of stadium lights, the Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is also able to protect you from UV and Blue lights which can be quite harmful if your eyes are exposed to them for too long. The tint on the Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor also works very well to reduce the intensity of the light that reaches your eyes and face offering an additional layer of protection from bright light.
Price7.5
Visibility7.5
Strength7
Difficulty of Shattering6.5
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Pros
  • The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is certified by all relevant bodies for highschool and college play
  • The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield comes with a clip on system that allows it to be easily attached and removed
  • The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield also comes in a variety of colors
  • Tt does a pretty decent job of protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun as well as from harmful UV and Blue rays
  • It is scratch resistant
  • The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is made out of high-strength high-impact LEXAN polycarbonate material that is also extra resistant
Cons
  • It is mainly meant for high school players so you might have a bit of a problem fitting it into bigger helmets
Summary
Our number 9 choice is a pretty interesting choice. This is because it is mainly meant for highschool players. That said, it is significant enough to make it onto this list of the best football eyeshields. The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is certified by all relevant bodies so you should be very comfortable playing with it even at the highschool level. Since this eyeshield is meant for high school players, it means that it may not fit some of the larger helmet sizes that are out there. Regardless, the Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield comes with a clip on system that allows it to be easily attached and removed from both metal and plastic facemasks. The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield also comes in a variety of colors including clear, amber and white that will allow you to get the helmet with just the right tint. Despite the Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield coming from a relatively unknown company, it does a pretty decent job of protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun as well as from harmful UV and Blue rays. Exposure to these two types of lights especially from long periods of time can be detrimental to your eyesight. The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield has an anti-fog inner and outer coating to ensure that you have optimum visibility no matter what conditions you play in. Apart from that, it is scratch resistant. Scratches reduce visibility by reducing the eyeshield’s ability to reflect sunlight and keep glare away. The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is made out of high-strength high-impact LEXAN polycarbonate material that is also extra resistant. This means that there is absolutely no chance of this eyeshield shattering, cracking or breaking during play. If you play high impact positions, this may be the eyeshield that you have been looking for.
Price7
Visibility6.5
Strength6.5
Difficulty of Shattering6
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Pros
  • This eye visor is made out of material that eliminates the distortion of vision that is found in the polycarbonate visors
  • It also offers durability that is a few times better than that offered by eyeshields that are made out of other materials namely polycarbonate
  • This eye shields manages to block 100% of all UV rays and harmful Blue light that you may be exposed to playing outside or under stadium lights
  • The Oakley Football Eyeshield comes in a one size fits all format.
  • These eye visors also come with optional tint lenses
Cons
  • The tints that come with this eye visor have been said to obstruct the views of a few players
Summary
Coming in at number 10 in our list of the best football visors and eyeshields is the Oakley Football Eyeshield. This eyeshield is a second-generation eyeshield utilizing a number of modern technologies. The first of this is the High Definition Optics technology. This is the technology that allows all Oakley eyeshields and eyevisors to eliminate the distortion of vision that is found in the polycarbonate visors that belong to the first generation. The Oakley Football Eyeshield also uses a synthetic material that is known as Plutonite. This material allows this eyeshield to offer durability that is a few times better than that offered by eyeshields that are made out of other materials namely polycarbonate. The Plutonite eyeshield is injection molded which ensures that is has a unique curvature. It is this curvature that gives the Oakley Football Eyeshield its ability to reflect glare as well as offer amazing visibility in all weather conditions. The Oakley Football Eyeshield comes with optimized peripheral view. This is achieved thorough having contours that are created using CAD and CAM technology. Using this technology, the Oakley Football Eyeshields are able to maintain vision clarity on all angles. Plutonite manages to block 100% of all UV rays and harmful Blue light that you may be exposed to playing outside or under stadium lights. The Oakley Football Eyeshield comes in a one size fits all format. This means that adults as well as the youth can get it for their helmets. The blue tint on the Oakley Football Eyeshield is amazingly clear and it does not obstruct view in any way. AFR lens treatment comes standard with all Oakley football shields, which translates to anti-fog performance and improved scratch resistance. These eye visors also come with optional tint lenses such as the blue one mentioned above that lets a player optimize their visors and helmets for different light conditions.
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Visibility6
Strength6.5
Difficulty of Shattering6
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About the Author

About the Author: My name is Nicholas Young. I am a twenty-five year old freelancer living in Johnson City of Tennessee. As you might have guessed by now, I find meaning to my life from American football. .

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