Lens and Sport Care
Consider the Benefits
Contact lenses are generally safer than glasses to wear during sports. If an athlete falls or is hit, eye care practitioners report that contact lenses may actually add protection to the eye. Of course, in certain sports, special eye protective devices are recommended which can easily be worn with contact lenses, but not with glasses.
Contact lenses donít steam up from perspiration, they donít smudge, donít get splashed with water, and donít get foggy when going from cold to warm temperatures. They also donít bounce around on your face or slip down your nose.
Contact lenses move with your eyes to provide the best possible vision correction. They also provide complete peripheral vision. So, whether youíre watching a tennis ball or following a cricket ball, contact lenses help you to see the big picture.
Contact lenses will allow better "teaming" between two eyes as they focus, improving depth perception. As a result, you will enhance your ability to judge quickly and accurately the distance and speed of objects or other players.
Todayís close-fitting contact lenses are designed to stay on they eyes, even during vigorous activity.
For these many reasons, contact lenses go well with most sports, including water sports. Surfers and sailors can enjoy their sports without constantly wiping water off their glasses, and swimmers with poor eyesight can now see the stripes on the bottom of the pool. Eye care practitioners recommend that swimmers wear snug-fitting goggles to protect both their eyes and their lenses from pool chemicals.
A final word of advice: whatever the sport, wear a sweatband. It will keep hair and perspiration out of your eyes and your contact lenses.
No matter what your vision correction needs are, chances are youíre a great candidate for todayís contact lenses. With advances in lens technology and lens care products, thereís probably a combination thatís just right for you.