Category Archives for "Sports Vision"

What Sports Vision Doctors Can Do for You

Seeing “20/20” isn’t the only measure of good vision. Visual acuity (20/20, etc.) is certainly important. But good vision involves a set of several skills, including depth perception, peripheral visual field awareness, eye-hand coordination and more. All these vision skills are extremely important in sports, whether you play golf, soccer, baseball, basketball or racquet sports. […]

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Shooting Glasses and Hunting Eyewear

Hunters and gun enthusiasts require eye protection, whether at a shooting range or in the woods. All firearms have a certain amount of recoil, and many shooting activities take place outdoors, where wind, sun, dust, tree branches and brush all can cause eye injuries. Pre-made, nonprescription sports goggles are usually acceptable if you don’t require […]

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Scuba Diving Masks and Swim Goggles

When they’re in the water, swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses could benefit from prescription swim goggles or masks. These special types of sports eyewear require a prescription that is different from a regular eyeglasses prescription because of the unique characteristics of an underwater environment. Water itself acts as a […]

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Protective Sports Eyewear

Today, sports eyewear can be spotted on almost anyone who picks up a ball, bat, racquet or stick — whether they play in the major leagues or the Little League. Fortunately, coaches, parents and players now realize that wearing protective eyewear for sports pays off in several ways. The risk of eye damage is reduced […]

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Contacts and Glasses That Enhance Performance

Good vision is critical for nearly every sport. To determine the effect of visual acuity on sports performance, British optometrist Geraint Griffiths and others tested the performance of Wimbledon tennis players and UK national clay pigeon shooting champions when their vision was blurred with special goggles. Overall, the tennis players and marksmen showed a 25% […]

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