Enhance Performance with Sports Eyewear
Whether you play the occasional round of golf or are an elite athlete, your vision plays an integral role in your performance on the field.
Coordination, concentration, balance and accuracy are just a few of the vision-related skills required for good sports performance. Depending on the sport you play, sports eyewear including contact lenses, sports sunglasses and protective eyewear, can greatly enhance your game play and visual performance.
Contact Lenses for Sport
Contact Lenses have become a convenient and practical vision correction solution for sports enthusiasts and athletes alike, as they deliver safety benefits and clearer vision for those who don't want the hassle of eyewear on the field.
Advantages of Contacts over Glasses:
- Greater field of vision than glasses with no distortion
- Avoid eye or facial injuries caused by broken frames or lenses
- Contact lenses don’t fog up, fall off or get coated with rain, mud or dust, making them ideal for most sports
- No need to have your prescription applied to sunglasses
Daily Disposable contact lenses can provide the greatest flexibility for on-the-go athletes. They are changed daily enabling you to insert a fresh pair before heading out to play. Learn more about Dailies here.
Selecting the right sunglasses for sport will greatly impact your performance on the sporting field. Consider the following features:
- UV and glare protection offered by Polarised lenses will help you maintain clear vision and good visual concentration while protecting your eyes from harsh UV rays. Polarised lenses will also enhance clarity, colour and overall visual depth.
- Plastic frames will provide the most comfortable support as they are lightweight and impact resistant, providing good stability and safety. Choose nose bridges and temple grips which are non-slip as this will ensure your sunglasses remain in a stable position on your face throughout movement and when you are working up a sweat.
- Wrap-around frame design is best suited for sport, as it protects the whole eye area and prevents loose particles such as dust from entering the eyes. There a many frame ranges designed specifically for sport - contact your local ProVision Optometrist to explore the options available to you.
Playing sport is a common cause of eye injuries across all age groups. Some sports require protective eyewear depending on the level of risk to your eyes, in particular:
- High-speed ball sports
- Indoor cricket
- Team water sports
- Gun sports
Protective eyewear can also be tailored to your prescription. Find your nearest ProVision Optometrist offering sport vision services.