Contact Lenses and Sports

  • 2019-05-06
  • sam

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you no doubt are interested in ways to enhance your performance. Switching from glasses to contacts is one of the simplest and most effective ways of doing just that. What are the advantages?

What are the advantages? There are many ways in which contact lenses can give you the freedom to focus on your sport: Better peripheral vision and an unobstructed view–Even the best wrap-around sports glasses still limit your peripheral vision. And contacts won’t block your view the way frames can. Less chance of injury–The last thing you want if you fall or get an elbow in the face during a game is glass near your eyes. Less distortion–Glasses can fog up, fall off, or move around causing distortion. Contacts remain much more stable. Better protection–Contact lenses allow you to wear almost any kind of protective goggles or helmet. For a list of protective eyewear by sport, click here. Increased comfort–There’s nothing as uncomfortable or distracting as the feeling of glasses slipping down your nose when you’re really active. Contact lenses don’t feel like anything at all.

What about UV rays? Some kinds of contacts, such as the Avaira family of contact lenses have UV filters. However, they are not meant to take the place of UV-blocking sunglasses and cannot protect the eyelids, conjunctiva, or outer portions of the eye. Certain sports like snow sports in which the sunlight bounces off a reflective surface, call for UV protective eyewear. Which option is best for you?

What about UV rays? Some kinds of contacts, such as the Avaira family of contact lenses have UV filters. However, they are not meant to take the place of UV-blocking sunglasses and cannot protect the eyelids, conjunctiva, or outer portions of the eye. Certain sports like snow sports in which the sunlight bounces off a reflective surface, call for UV protective eyewear. Which option is best for you?

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