If you want to get a leg up in your sports performance, consider helping out your eyes with applicable sports eyewear. Many people don’t see their eye doctors enough, which means they could be functioning with less clear vision than they could have. Not only can an eye appointment help you to see better with the right tools (like contacts), but there are also specific glasses made for people based on the sport they participate in. See if you can enhance your sports performance with the right pair of contacts or glasses!
When it comes to sports, vision plays a crucial part. The American Optometric Association explains how the proper functioning of each of the following play a pivotal role in the world of sports:
When selecting your sports eyewear, it is important to consider the lens. Choose a lightweight, strong and durable lens that can withstand impact from debris, other athletes, balls or falls. The leading lenses in this arena are polycarbonate or trivex lenses which are made from highly impact resistant plastic that has built-in UV protection.
Glare can be an annoying and uncomfortable distraction in outdoor sports, which can reduce vision and have a negative impact on sports performance. Polarized lenses will help to reduce the glare that is reflected off of wet, icy or shiny surfaces. Lens tints and coatings (such as anti-glare or anti-scratch coatings) can also help to improve visual clarity and can serve to reduce glare and to enhance contrast sensitivity to improve vision and therefore performance in certain outdoor activities. Some sports sunglasses come with interchangeable lenses of different tints to allow you to choose the contrast that most suits the conditions you are playing in.
When selecting sports frames, the most important consideration is whether they have a comfortable and secure fit. As part of your eye exam, we can help you get the fit you desire. Look for a pair that is strong and durable, yet lightweight and that doesn’t press into your face and cause discomfort at the temples or the bridge of the nose. For some sports like snowboarding, sports goggles might be the best option for the weather conditions and specific nature of the movement. Some frame options come with grips on the nose pads or temples to avoid slippage, particularly when you perspire.
Sports glasses are available in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes and the type that is best for you largely depends on the activities you participate in and what they demand. It is best to consult with your eye doctor or optician to get a full picture of your eye, vision and athletic needs in order to find the best pair of sports sunglasses for you.
At Peepers Optical, our Denver, Co, team of eye doctors and certified opticians are highly trained in performing a range of eye tests and exams. In addition to basic vision screening, we conduct eye health evaluations, prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, and check for any signs of ocular disease. Call 303-333-2800 to schedule an appointment for better vision!