Teens and Sports
What about sports?
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that teens are in the highest risk category for serious eye injuries, especially when playing racket sports like tennis or squash. Always wear sports goggles or shields for proper eye protection. Many goggles can actually improve your sports vision whether you need vision correction or not. New technology lenses give you the edge you need by reducing glare, enhancing contrast, and substantially reducing exposure to UVA and UVB rays.
To be competitive on the playing field you need peak performance from your entire body – and your eyes are no exception. Sports vision is “full-scope,” and primary eye care can help you optimize these three key visual skills:
- Contrast Sensitivity lets you see fine details from a distance – like the subtle contours of a golf course.
- Dynamic Visual Acuity keeps your vision as clear when you’re running as when you’re standing, so you can see every obstacle.
- Focus Flexibility keeps a ball in sharp focus as it moves toward or away from you.
What visual skills do you need?
Every sport has unique demands: depth perception, peripheral vision, eye-hand coordination. And every sport poses unique challenges: glare, wind, haze, and close encounters with moving objects.
Make every sport a contact sport
Contact lenses are ideal for athletes. They offer a more natural vision correction option than eyeglasses. Contact lenses can increase peripheral vision. You can wear protective eyewear over them – such as goggles or sunglasses. And you can quit worrying about broken frames or lenses. Plus, contact lenses won’t fog up, slide down, or fall off. All of which adds up to better vision when you need it most.