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Sports, Vision and Hoops: Contact Lenses
Many ball players pick contact lenses over glasses if they play sports, especially basketball. Why? Because basketball is a contact sport…in more ways than one! While many basketball players play well in glasses, most athletes prefer contact lenses. This is especially true in a sport where peripheral vision and court awareness are important. Here are just a few reasons why contact lenses might have it over glasses in ball sports:
- Better peripheral vision;
- Unobstructed field of view;
- Less likelihood of fogging up or being splattered;
- Less chance of injury;
- More stable vision;
- Better compatibility with safety equipment; and
- Portable disposable lenses travel well.
Our doctors make sure the fit provides good tear flow, clear vision and excellent comfort. We find athletes to be more motivated individuals – especially when it comes to enhancing their performance.
We have fit children as young as 8 in contacts; however, the ideal age is 10 and up. Considering contact lenses for your athlete should be a decision made be-tween your eye doctor, the child and the parents. We’re always ready to help the next generation find their “competitive edge”!